1st International Digital Storytelling Festival 27 – 29 September 2024, Zakynthos, Greece

  1st International Digital Storytelling Festival We, The story (DST-Zakynthos 2024) https://dstfestival.org 27 – 29 September 2024, Zakynthos, Greece First announcement The Greek Island of Zakynthos (Zante) constitutes a spot in time and space where the convergence of diverse sociocultural narratives takes place: Hugo Foscolos, Andreas Kalvos, Dionysios Solomos (national poet of Greece), and Andreas … Read more

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

Franz Xaver Winterhalter / Public domain digital storytelling

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