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 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. The vision of the colloquium is to build a community of inquiry and an incubator for ideas.   

The colloquium is anchored by four virtual events, each featuring an external scholar associated with a digital storytelling project. Each invited scholar will provide two talks. First, the visiting scholar will introduce a public audience to their digital storytelling project. These presentations are open to the general public.  

Second, the speakers meet privately with the IDRH Digital Humanities Fellows to provide a targeted training session on the digital methods, tools, and resources that inform their own work. These private workshops are conducted virtually in a collaborative laboratory style environment where the Digital Humanities Fellows bring their own digital storytelling projects for direct feedback, consultation, and development. 


2023-2024 Colloquium

Alex Gil

Alex Gil, PhD

Senior Lecturer II and Associate Research Faculty of Digital Humanities, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University

September 28, 2023 | 4pm

"Can Data Have Dignity?: “(Un)Silencing Slavery” and the Visualization of Human Subjects"
Rene Payne and Kim Gallon

Rene Payne and Kim Gallon

Kim Gallon, Associate Professor of Africana Studies
Rene Payne, founder and director of "included"

November 9, 2023 | 4pm

"The Black Press @200: The rewards and challenges of a partnership between industry and the university in a black DH project"
Maria Cotera, PhD

Maria Cotera, PhD

Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor, University of Texas

February 22, 2024 | 4pm

"Digital Care Work: Telling Stories That Change Our Lives"
Jason Heppler, PhD

Jason Heppler, PhD

Historian and Senior Developer, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

March 7, 2024 | 4pm

"Thinking Through Your Audience in Public History and Community Engagement"

2022-2023 Colloquium

Dene Grigar

Dene Grigar, PhD

Professor and Director, Electronic Literature Lab, Washington State University

October 13, 2022 | 4pm

"From the Net to the Web: Genres of Born-Digital Fiction"
Kenton Rambsy

Kenton Rambsy, PhD

Associate Professor of African American Literature and Digital Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington

November 3, 2022 | 4pm

"Why Data Rich African American Stories Matter"
Tara McPherson

Tara McPherson, PhD

Professor, Division of Cinema & Media Studies; Media Arts + Practice Division, University of Southern California

February 9, 2023 | 4pm

"Designing DH: Reflections on 20 years of Digital Scholarship"
Catherine Knight Steele

Catherine Knight Steele, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Maryland - College Park

March 23, 2023 | 4pm

"Opening the Door to the Virtual Beautyshop: Digital Black Feminism and a Praxis of Care"

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

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

"Indigenous Narratives and Language in New Technology"

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"