Digital Storytelling Colloquium

Digital Storytelling Colloquium

Human Stories / Digital Storytellers

The IDRH Digital Storytelling Colloquium is a series of virtual events focused on the ethics, politics, and techniques of digital storytelling. Stretched over the length of the academic year, the events will feature exemplary projects from across the world and across the KU campus, model digital storytelling practices, and introduce participants to a range of digital storytelling tools. Some meetings will be webinar-style presentations; others will be Zoom-style collaborative meetings. Across all events, the vision of the colloquium is to build a community of inquiry and an incubator for ideas.  

The colloquium will be anchored by four virtual events featuring a widely recognized external scholar associated with a digital storytelling project. Each invited scholar will provide two talks. First, the visiting scholar will use a virtual platform to introduce a public audience to their digital storytelling project. This presentation will be marketed to the entire university community and the general public. It will be webinar-style presentation (single-speaker format with questions handled via a chat room and a moderator) to accommodate an audience of up to 500 people.   

Second, the speaker will provide a targeted training session on the digital methods, tools, and resources that inform their own work. This will be a smaller event that features a Zoom-style collaborative environment in which each participant can share their voice, likeness, and content. In order to maintain the collaborative environment and ensure that participants receive feedback on their projects, these events will be restricted to the IDRH cohort of Digital Humanities Fellows. 

2021-2022 Colloquium

Michelle Caswell

Michelle Caswell, PhD

Associate Professor of Archival Studies in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

September 30, 2021 | 4pm

"Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work"
Yolanda Chávez Leyva

Yolanda Chávez Leyva, PhD

Yolanda Chávez Leyva, Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at El Paso

October 28, 2021 | 4pm

"Digital Humanities and the Radical Act of Humanizing"
Bryan Winston

Bryan Winston, PhD

Dartmouth Digital History Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow, Lecturer in History and Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies

February 3, 2022 | 4pm

"Visualizing Community Formation: Challenging Conceptions of Space through Digital Mapping"
Joseph Erb

Joseph Erb

Assistant Professor, School of Visual Studies, University of Missouri

March 24, 2022 | 4pm

2020-2021 Colloquium

Jessica Marie Johnson

Jessica Marie Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University

October 1, 2020 | 4pm

"Keywords and dark filaments in digital time"
Allen Turner

Allen Turner

Game Development, Interactive Media, DePaul University

November 5, 2020 | 4pm

"The tomorrow that we dream: A conversation with Allen Turner on building worlds and creating narratives in games and play spaces"
Roopika Risam

Roopika Risam, PhD

Secondary and Higher Education and English, Salem State University

February 25, 2021 | 4pm

"Beyond the Dots: Data Stories of Migration"
Annita Lucchesi

Annita Lucchesi, PhD Student

School of Geography, Development, & Environment, Gender & Women's Studies, University of Arizona

March 25, 2021 | 4pm

"Mapping for Social Change: Decolonial and Anti-Oppression Mapping"