Category Archives: Session Proposals

Proposals for unconference sessions from THATCamp participants.

DH Tools for Digital Storytelling

I would like to propose a session dedicated to the sharing of (and perhaps tinkering with) tools that DHers, teachers, and researchers can use for digital storytelling. What platforms, tools, or ideas are out there for us to use? I am also interested in ways archival collections can be used in digital storytelling and how DH curricula can include primary sources. Are there applications that provide good examples of digital storytelling using primary/archival documents?

The DiRT Directory ( is a good list of tools, but it’s difficult to find a lot of these tools in practice or have the time to familiarize oneself with the tools in order to use them in teaching/learning environment. Perhaps in the grander scheme of things, we could discuss the possibilities of using a tool and collaborating on a digital storytelling project.


Multimedia Digital Stories

In preparation for THATCamp Louisiana 2017, I would like to propose a session that discusses the possibilities for multimedia digital stories. I teach a digital storytelling course where students create videos that tell stories to support the mission of professional organizations. The English course emphasizes the features of a story and visual media, especially video. I use video as the delivery mode, but wonder if I am too narrowly defining digital storytelling. I am interested in exploring other multimodal delivery methods for digital stories (Scalar, long-form web essays, etc.).  If participants are interested in discussing some different publishing platforms, I would be happy to lead a discussion.

In addition, I would be interested in a general discussion on how participants use digital stories. What goals do digital storytellers have for their creations? Are they used to share knowledge, advocate for a cause, as a vehicle for creative expression, etc.?

I look forward to discussing digital storytelling at THATCamp Louisiana. Hope to see you there.