Digital Storytelling Symposium

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Digital Storytelling Symposium  

2020-2021 Digital Humanities Fellows 

Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities  

May 11, 2021  


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Hosted by the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, the 2021 Digital Humanities (DH) Fellows Symposium will be a lightning-talk-style presentation of the digital storytelling projects being pursued by the first cohort of Digital Humanities Fellows.  


The Digital Humanities Fellows are a cohort of faculty members, staff, and graduate students from across the university who, at the beginning of fall 2020, committed to thinking and working together for an academic year. They have been the foundation of the IDRH's year-long, institution-wide conversation about digital storytelling. Fellows have workshopped their projects, discussed readings, attended (virtual) events, spent a DH-focused research budget, and been granted unique access to workshops led by cutting-edge scholars and media practitioners from across the country.    


The DH Fellows have invested these resources in a particular project. For some the project was theoretical or exploratory, for others the project involved the creation of digital projects. For all, it was a chance to think about the promise of digital storytelling.  


The Symposium is a chance to learn about the DH Fellows, digital storytelling, and the projects in which the inaugural cohort of fellows has invested.  


The Format:  

The symposium will feature two concurrent panels of 5 lightning talks. Inspired by Red Hot Research, the panelists will create short, slide-based talks that introduce the audience to the ideas that drive their project. Each Panelist will be given 6 minutes and as many slides as they need to share their ideas and project. 3 minutes of questions and 1 minute of transition follow each talk and, after each panel, we’ll pause to consider the connections between the five projects.  


Who Should Come:  

If you are interested in digital storytelling, the digital humanities, or becoming more involved with the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, we encourage you to participate (via zoom) in our Symposium. It will be a good introduction to the possibilities of the Digital Humanities and the community we’re creating at the IDRH.  


  • Brian Moss
  • Natalie Vondrak
  • Shawna Shipley-Gates

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