David J. Nordlander, Ph.D.

Alaska Library Network

Dr. David J. Nordlander is an historian who specializes on the history of the North Pacific and Western Arctic regions, encompassing Siberia and Alaska as well as neighboring parts of Asia and North America. Dr. Nordlander has worked as an historian with the Library of Congress on a Web project begun by Senator Ted Stevens, Meeting of Frontiers, which has aimed to place rare materials on the Web relating to the history and native cultures of Alaska and Siberia. He has spearheaded an effort to create a new Alaska History National Digital Project to scan primary source materials about Alaska across the Lower 48 of the United States, created the framework for a parallel effort for pan-Arctic library, archival, and museum collections, and begun working with Google on an interactive Russian-American Heritage Trail that traces the history of the Russian colonial presence in Alaska from sites in Finland, Estonia, Russia, Alaska, and California. He has many scholarly publications and has presented papers at a variety of national and international conferences. Dr. Nordlander has also been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University in the Davis Center for Russian Studies.