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Patrick Hoehne is a 19th Century American History Ph.D. student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Patrick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Colorado State University with a B.A. in History, along with a second B.A. in German Language and Literature and International Studies. Patrick went on to earn his M.A. in History from Colorado State, focusing on American History and writing his thesis on patterns of violence within the 1863 New York City Draft Riots.

Patrick is studying extralegal violence between the American Revolution and the end of the Civil War. His research tracks patterns and themes in extralegal activity and attempts to analyze violence for its communicative or symbolic properties. Patrick is especially interested in the interplay between extralegal violence and the formal legal system. Additional research areas include slavery, guerilla warfare, and environmental history. Digital methods constitute an important element of Patrick’s research, and he has extensive experience with GIS, network analysis, and web development. He has worked as a graduate research assistant for UNL’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities and continues to serve as a research assistant for various digital history projects.

In addition to his interests in 19th Century and Civil War history, Patrick also has a passion for environmental and public history. He has, in the course of his graduate studies, completed internships and practicums for both the United States Forest Service and the National Park Service.

  • Riot Acts (forthcoming), Project Lead
  • To Enter Africa from America (forthcoming), GRA, GIS Specialist, Network Analyst, Programmer
  • O Say Can You See, GRA, GIS Specialist
  • Gilded Age Plains City, GRA, GIS Specialist
  • Landis Memorial Award, 2020
  • Woodberry Prize Honorable Mention, 2020
  • Graduate Travel Award, 2020
  • Othmer Fellowship, 2018-Present
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2017
  • Colorado Graduate Grant, 2016-2017
  • Albert and Ann Yates Scholarship, 2014-2015
  • Pacesetter Award, 2014
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2014
  • Samuel and Mary Castle Memorial Scholarship, 2013-2015
  • The Sidney Heitman Award, 2012
  • Organization of American Historians, 2020 – Presented a paper on the 1835 Snow Riot as part of the session “Slavery, Freedom, and Family Networks: New Approaches and Methods.”
  • The Des Moines Civil War Roundtable, 2019 – Invited to present on a spatial analysis of the 1863 New York City Draft Riots.
  • WEST Network, 2017 – Presented on using GIS in research to workshop of faculty and graduate students from Colorado State, Montana State, CU Boulder, and the University of Arizona.
  • ‘“In Union There is Strength:’ Claim Clubs, the Law, and the First Murder Case Brought to Court in the Nebraska Territory.” Great Plains Quarterly (Forthcoming, Summer 2020).