HIST 688: Topics in History and New Media

HIST 688-004: Scholarly Digital Storytelling
(Spring 2023)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Peterson Hall 1109

Section Information for Spring 2023

Digital storytelling can be many things: narrative . . . interactive . . . linear . . . nonlinear . . . immersive . . . ethnographic. . . artistic. It can also be scholarly. In higher education, scholarly digital storytelling can provide a compelling medium for reimagining academic research, intended audiences, and scholarly communication. It can provide opportunities to reexamine evidence and arguments, reframe academic research, and learn practical digital skills. This interdisciplinary graduate class focuses on telling scholarly stories in new ways and to new audiences.

We will investigate a range of questions through exploration, research, and experimentation: What is scholarly digital storytelling? How do we tell stories related to academic research through digital media? How does scholarly digital storytelling work in the classroom? The course combines reading, viewing, writing, and hands-on practice. Students will learn practical digital, research, and storytelling skills. Each student will create a scholarly digital story based on their academic research or area of study with the goal of improving scholarly communication.


View 1 Other Section of this Course in this Semester »


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Covers specific topics in history and new media selected by the instructor, with an emphasis on combining theoretical analysis and readings with hands-on projects and problem-solving. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18, Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes.