Simon Appleford

Historian and Digital Humanist

Simon Appleford

I am an Assistant Professor of History at Creighton University and Associate Director of Creighton’s Digital Humanities Initiative. My research focuses on the intersections of digital humanities, visual culture, and 19th- and 20th-century U.S. cultural and intellectual history. My current research uses digital technologies to explore how the political cartoonist Herbert Block articulated and channeled the currents of postwar liberalism. I have also worked on and led numerous funded research projects and have written articles for publications as diverse as Current Research in Digital HistoryToward the Meeting of the Waters: Currents in the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina and The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems. Together with Jennifer Guiliano, I am the co-author of DevDH.org, an online resource for digital humanities project development.