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Digital Humanities Forum 2017: Digital Storytelling & the Humanities
September 28, 2017 - September 29, 2017Free
The 2017 DH Forum will include a day of free digital humanities workshops on Thursday, September 28, followed by a day of keynote talks, panel presentations, and posters/exhibitions exploring the theme of Digital Storytelling.
This year’s DH Forum will focus on the theory and practice of digital storytelling as it relates to humanities research, teaching and learning. In particular, we seek innovative approaches and examples of digital storytelling that address questions related to democratizing DH practices, communicating knowledge and research, and representing underrepresented languages, places and peoples.
- Anastasia Salter, Assistant Professor of Digital Media, University of Central Florida
- Joseph Erb, Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Missouri
- Kim Gallon, Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University
Storytelling is fundamental to human experience and used for creative expression, communication, and self-conception at the personal, community, and international levels. Narratives and stories represent how we understand the world and provide the matrix in which arguments cohere. Digital media hardware and software have expanded the forums and techniques available for the creation and reception of compelling narratives and have encouraged new literacies and approaches to narrative form and function.
Digital stories may engage audiences across various media in a multi-modal ways, encourage new forms of interaction with data and code, and take advantage of the interactive possibilities of the Web and mobile platforms. Some digital stories interweave the affordances of digital media with storytelling practices and poetics to produce co-created, algorithmic, location-based, and non-linear narratives. Other digital stories take advantage of the proliferation of digital networks to tell personal or untold stories or to communicate complex knowledge about human experiences in immediate and interactive ways.