The Digital History Reader, Co-authored with E. Thomas Ewing, Mark V. Barrow, Hayward “Woody” Farrar, Heather Gumbert, Kathleen Jones, Marian Mollin, and Robert Stephens. Peer-reviewed NEH-funded digital textbook, 2005-2006
“Cold War Celebrity and the Courageous Canine Scout: The Life and Times of the Soviet Space Dogs,” in Into the Cosmos. A Cultural History of the Soviet Space Age eds. James T. Andrews and Asif Siddiqi (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), 133-155
“The Legacy of Laika: Celebrity, Sacrifice and the Soviet Space Dogs,” in Beastly Natures: Human-Animal Relations at the Crossroads of Cultural and Environmental History. ed. Dorothee Brantz (University of Virginia Press, 2010), 204-224
“The Music of Memory and Forgetting: Global Echoes of Sputnik 2,” in Remembering the Space Age, NASA History Series, ed. Steven J. Dick (Washington, DC: NASA History Division, 2008), pp. 237-252.
Amy Nelson’s current research focuses on the cultural implications of domestication and the dogs used by the Soviets to develop the manned space flight program in the 1950s and sixties. She teaches courses on Soviet history and culture, as well as historical methods, animal studies, and contemporary pedagogy. Her expertise in digital history and using digital environments to enhance active co-learning has helped support three major grants from the National Endowment of the Humanities since 2005. As the Faculty Fellow for TLOS she facilitates the New Media Seminar, an interdisciplinary exploration of the intellectual pre-history of the World Wide Web. She also teaches Grad 5114, Contemporary Pedagogy, as part of the Graduate Educational Development Institute (GEDI) and the Future Professoriate and Transformative Graduate Education Initiatives. Her professional website is http://amynelson.net/ and she blogs at Sirius Reflections.