11th International Digital Storytelling Conference – June 19 – 21, 2023


In 2023, the 11th International Digital Storytelling Conference will be held in the Washington, D.C. region of the United States. Local hosts include the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); Montgomery College (MC); and the Smithsonian Institution (SI).  The three day-long conference features three uniquely different experiences. Every day is special; you won’t want to miss a … Read more

Community Partner Digital Storytelling Workshop 2021

During the Spring semester of 2021, UMBC’s Shriver Center hosted a digital storytelling workshop with some of our community partners. While everyone was still working virtually, this allowed us to connect with our community partners and to offer a service to the partners who typically would have hosted Shriver Center Service-Learning and Community Engagement students. … Read more

DST Conference 2021: “Storytelling for a Just Future”

On June 21-22, an online 26-hour Digital Storytelling ‘marathon’ was held, following the sun across different time zones. All the presenters of the postponed DST2020 event were invited to take part in the online conference and present the paper that they were due to present back in March 2020. Recorded conference sessions and additional materials from … Read more

UMBC-Montgomery College collaboration expands with digital storytelling humanities internship for transfer students

In September of 2020, UMBC’s Camee Maddox-Wingfield, assistant professor of anthropology, wanted to introduce her Anthropology 211 students to the process of digital storytelling and the tools of the Smithsonian Learning Lab. She reached out to Sarah Jewett who had just launched a new digital storytelling collaboration with the Montgomery College (MC) Digital Storytelling Internship … Read more

The Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling

The Leadership Summit on Applied Storytelling is part of a two-year plan of activities in UK and the US organised by the Storytelling Academy at Loughborough University in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), the Montgomery College, the Story Center, Patient Voices, among other institutions. This first online event … Read more

Telling Intercultural Tales: Digital Storytelling for Building Community

This Humanities Teaching Lab presentation was recorded on September 25, 2020. View the recording here. The Digital Storytelling project Intercultural Tales began in 2015 with a desire for connection. UMBC professors Dr. Tania Lizarazo and Dr. Thania Muñoz D. wanted to use storytelling in their community-engaged scholarship, but also sought to build personal relationships in … Read more

The Digital Decameron

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Global Digital Story Festival – Where I Find Strength “In 1348 a party of wealthy young patricians take refuge from the plague that is raging in the city in a villa outside Florence. To pass the time, they tell each other stories…” (Cover copy. The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio, Penguin Classics, 1972) As a creative … Read more

Proceedings of the International Digital Storytelling Conference DST 2018 now available

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Current Trends in Digital Storytelling: Research & Practices We would like to inform you that the digital publication of the DST2018 Conference Proceedings, edited by Andreas Moutsios-Rentzos, Andreas Giannakoulopoulos and Michalis Meimaris, has been published. The e-book in pdf format is available online at the official DST2018 Conference website, at the page Proceedings: https://dst.ntlab.gr/2018/proceedings/ The … Read more

CFP – Oral History Association Baltimore 2020

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2020 Call for Papers “One Hundred Years of Struggle: The Quest for Democracy“ 2020 OHA Annual Meeting October 21-24, 2020 Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Maryland The Oral History Association invites proposals for papers and presentations for its 2020 annual meeting to be held October 21-24, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. 2020 Call for Papers