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Introducing Multimedia Narratives with Story Maps

Date: 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST January 11 Location: Watzek Library Classroom

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Digital, multimedia narratives are an increasingly common online writing genre that one observes in the New York Times (eg The Road to Nowhere Niger, Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale) and many other online publications. Over the past year or so, a relatively new software offering called “Story Maps” has been generating interest in the L&C and the broader digital scholarship world. It allows students to create digital narratives, often with a mapping component to them. Additional examples of Story Maps include this student project from Bucknell and this overview of U.S. bombing campaigns in Vietnam.

In this workshop a team from the Library and IT will go over the basics of Story Map creation (including basic GIS/web mapping) and then dedicate some time to generating ideas about how Story Maps can be integrated into the curriculum. We will also invite faculty who have used Story Maps to join us and share their experiences.

Faculty should come away from the workshop with an understanding of what Story Maps can do and some basic Story Map-building skills. If they are interested in integrating Story Maps into an upcoming class or into another project, Library and IT staff will be glad to help with further consultation and in-class workshops.


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