Digital Storytelling: Communicating and Capturing Life's Stories in the Age of Lockdown

Online Webinar
Wednesday 1st July 2020 (15:30-16:30)

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Dr Charlie Davis explores the potential for digital technologies to connect people across geographical and generational boundaries as they share life stories in an effort to cope with the challenges of living in isolation during the age of lockdown.

Chair and facilitator

Sharon Clancy and Deborah Costley


  • The StoryCentre  - This is an American organisation which has been at the forefront of digital storytelling as part of life history approaches. They have a fantastic Digital Story Cook Book available on their website.
  • People at Players - Dr Dan O’Neill created a website to preserve the stories of people who worked at the Players’ cigarette factory.
  • Michael Rosen’s Word of Mouth – The Power of Storytelling - This is an episode where Michael Rosen talks to professional storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy about essentially what makes a good story.
  • Thinking Allowed  - In this episode Laurie Taylor, an excellent storyteller himself, talks to American Sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild about her work around Deep Stories which informed the writing of her book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right. While this is an academic book, it doesn’t seem like one given the way it is presented. There are no references, citations etc. It is a very accessible book and written in a manner which is engaging.




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