Digital Storytelling for Byzantinists: A Digital Story Map Workshop
Digital story maps give us the opportunity to tell fascinating stories about the past and connect our audiences with our data. They provide engaging and clear ways to communicate complex ideas and research outcomes and offer easy-to-use tools and visually stunning features to present our data and embed photos, videos, and maps in our written work. Such story maps allow us to reach larger audiences, share our knowledge and skills, and contribute to a more inclusive learning environment.
This workshop is for Byzantine Studies graduate students and early career researchers regardless of specialization and previous experiences with digital tools. If you have data (texts, objects, buildings, etc.) and you want to learn how to make maps and experiment with storytelling, this workshop is for you.
What skills will you learn?
- Basic principles of Digital Storytelling
- Build an ArcGIS StoryMap
- Design interactive maps
- Create timelines
- Add immersive features to your story
- Publish and share your StoryMap
Workshop check list
- Good internet connection
- Your own material, including text, images, and other data you might have and want to include in your story. You can also use material from a past seminar or conference paper so that you have some content to experiment with.
- No ArcGIS license is required. Participants will be sent instructions for creating a free account ahead of the workshop.
This workshop is limited to 30 participants. Registration is first come, first served. If there is a problem with your registration, you will be contacted; otherwise, the email containing the Zoom link and instructions from the workshop leader will serve as your registration confirmation. If registration is full when you attempt to register, you may request to be put on a waiting list by contacting Brandie Ratliff at email@example.com. If you are unable to attend the workshop, please email Brandie Ratliff at firstname.lastname@example.org so that your space may be given to someone on the waiting list. Registration is closed.
Who is eligible?
- Graduate students in the field of Byzantine studies who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in North America
- Early career researchers in the field of Byzantine studies who received their PhD from a North American university and are within 3 years of receiving their degree (i.e., after March 2019). For ECRs who received their degree between 3 and 8 years ago, you may request to be put on a waiting list and will be contacted in the event that there are open spaces in the workshop. To be put on a waiting list, please contact Brandie Ratliff at email@example.com.
This workshop is part of the partnership between the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture and the Byzantine Studies Association of North America to provide digital humanities training opportunities to graduate students and early career researchers.