CFP: 9th International Digital Storytelling Conference

Story Work for a Just Future Exploring Diverse Experiences and Methods within an International Community of Practice  9th International Digital Storytelling Conference Monday the 30th of March – Wednesday the 1st of April 2020 Loughborough University, UK dst2020.org   Call For Papers and Presentation Proposals We invite you to join us at Loughborough University, UK, … Read more

Dr. Antonia Ligouri – From Personal to Collective

On February 7 2019,   Dr. Antonia Ligouri spoke at UMBC at an event sponsored by the Dresher Center.  Dr. Ligouri is a Lecturer in Applied Storytelling School of the Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University, UK and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellow at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Antonia works extensively … Read more

Digital Storytelling in Higher Education: International Perspectives

Editors: Jamissen, G., Hardy, P., Nordkvelle, Y., Pleasants, H. (Eds.) Included in the book is chapter highlighting UMBC’s community of practice by Beverly Bickel, Bill Shewbridge, Romy Huber and Ana Oskoz: “Building collaboration and community engagement through Digital Storytelling.” This book broadens the scope and impact of digital storytelling in higher education. It outlines how to teach, research and … Read more

Catonsville Nine 50 Years On

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Catonsville Nine action, students in MCS Production Fellows worked with community members and UMBC’s Shriver Center to produce three oral history videos. The videos were screened during commemorative events in Catonsville on May 5, 2018. Dave Eberhardt was one of the participants in the Baltimore Four action … Read more

Shriver Center Peaceworker Program

Students in the Shriver Center’s Peaceworker Program’s Summer Pro Seminar created these stories reflecting on their service and experiences abroad. Program director Joby Taylor talks about how he uses digital storytelling with returning Peace Corp volunteers as a refecive tool as well as a foundation for community work: “We’re doing it to learn and share … Read more

Stories from the Shriver Center’s Brazil Leadership Camp

  From July 2-11, 2013, 12 young people from Brazil attended a leadership camp through The Shriver Center at UMBC. The students are all participants in the English Access Microscholarship Program, which provides English-Language skills to talented young people from economically disadvantaged areas. During their time at UMBC, the students participated in service-learning projects, spent … Read more