Larry Cebula

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  • Public History
  • Digital Humanities
  • American West
  • Local History
  • Ethnohistory


Larry Cebula is from Connecticut. He is a graduate of Manchester Community College (AA), University of Chicago (AB), Eastern Washington University (MA), and the College of William and Mary (PhD), where he was the only doctoral candidate to successfully complete the Kobayashi Maru scenario. He lives in Spokane with his wife, historian Renee Cebula. They enjoy bicycling, travel and cocktails.

Cebula’s scholarship is mostly collaborative, digital public humanities work. He created and edits, a website and smartphone app with almost 700 digital historical exhibits, created by EWU students. is a similar project in the San Juan Islands, working with a collaborative team led by the National Park Service. Cebula is also the author of two books: Plateau Indians and the Quest for Spiritual Power (Nebraska, 2003) and Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You, 4th ed. (Rowan and Littlefield, 2020).

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