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

Reminder – Proposals for 9th International Digital Storytelling Conference are due October 15!

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This is a reminder that the deadline for proposals for DST2020 is Tuesday, October 15.  Please consider submitting.  If you can’t make it to Loughbourgh note there is an option for virtual participation and presentations. Visit for more information. 9th International Digital Storytelling Conference Story Work for a Just Future: Exploring Diverse Experiences and Methods within … Read more

Take our Digital Storytelling campus survey

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UMBC has an active digital storytelling community of practice, supported in part by our Dresher Center Working Group. As we are planning for the next year,  we would like to get a sense of UMBC’s  support and training needs in this area. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey so that we can better plan future workshops and … Read more

Maryland Traditions

Maryland Traditions is the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council. Since 1974, state-employed folklorists have worked to identify, document, support, and present Maryland folklife through grants, awards, festivals, and other programming. Over the years UMBC faculty and the New Media Studio have worked with Maryland Traditions to produce short films documenting Maryland’s intangible … Read more

Storytelling Academy – Interdisciplinary Research at Loughborough University

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The Storytelling Academy at Loughborough University is an interdisciplinary research team based at the School of Design and Creative Arts. Website: Applied Storytelling has become a key research strength at Loughborough over the past five years and one where we have an international reputation for excellence. We have been involved in over 20 projects of various … Read more

DST Conference 2020

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‘Story work for a just future’ is the theme of the 9th International Digital Storytelling Conference #DST2020 that will be hosted at Loughborough University from the 30th of March to the 1st of April 2020. The conference is part of a two-year programme of activities organised in collaboration with StoryCenter, UMBC – University of Maryland Baltimore County (US), SCLDA – Smithsonian Center for … 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