Digital Storytelling Resources

Following an excellent webinar on 14/03/2023 on Digital Storytelling in the Global South, we have put together resources on work from, and suggested by, our colleagues.

Digital Projects

Virtual Rosewood: Exploring the history of Rosewood, Florida – a majority African American town destroyed during a 1923 race riot.

Keweenaw Time Traveler: An online interactive historical atlas that is changing how we learn about, share, and research the history and heritage of Michigan’s Copper Country.

African Digital Heritage: A Nairobi based, non profit organization working to encourage a more critical, holistic and knowledge-based approach to digital solutions within African heritage.

Simple DL: A toolkit for the creation of low-resource archives. Link

CCC @ Devils Den State Park: A site that combines digital mapping with the historical archive.

Rising Above in Arkansas: Updates to the site will feature new interactive maps and a timeline that will include the history of both Arkansas camps at Rohwer and Jerome.  The archive features nearly 2500 unique items with full metadata to allow for ease of searchability.

Historic Powhatan: Explore the history of the town of Powhatan from the late 1800’s to today.

District Six Museum and the St. Mark’s Memory Mapping Project: Interactive historical map that serves as a memorial to the displaced residents of District Six in Cape Twon, South Africa.


Gachago, Daniela, Scheepers, Jacqui & Candice Livingston (2021) Telling Stories about Stories. Towards ethical guidelines for digital storytelling in Higher Education. In Bezerra, J., Paterson, C. & Paphitis, S. (Eds): Challenging the Apartheids of Knowledge in Higher Education through Social Innovation. Stellenbosch: Sun Media. Link.

González-Tennant, Edward (2017) Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: New Media Technologies for an Engaged Anthropological Pedagogy. In Deep Stories: Practicing, Teaching, and Learning Anthropology with Digital Storytelling, edited by Aaron Thornburg and Mariela Nunez-Janes, pp. 152-169. De Gruyter Open. Link.

Lafreniere, Don, Weidner, Luke, Trepal, Daniel, Fayen Scarlett, Sarah, Arnold, John, Pastel, Robert & Ryan Williams (2019) Public participatory historical GIS, Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, 52:3, 132-149, DOI: 10.1080/01615440.2019.1567418

Mazzoli Smith, Laura (2020) Diversifying the discourse of progression to higher education: Digital storytelling methodology in widening participation practice. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 22(1), 79-94. DOI:

Motala, Siddique & Vivienne Bozalek (2022) Haunted Walks of District Six: Propositions for Counter-Surveying. Qualitative Inquiry, 28(2), 244–256, DOI: 10.1177/10778004211042349

Suleman, Hussein (2019) Reflections on Design Principles for a Digital Repository in a Low Resource Environment, Proceedings of HistoInformatics Workshop 2019, 13 September 2019, Oslo, Norway, CEUR. Link.

Training and Research Resources

Anthro Yeti. Archaeology, Folklore, History: Turials, Mini-Docs, and Heritage Visualisations.

Keweenaw History. Lesson plans and tutorials coming soon.

African Digital Heritage Training Resources:

Simple DL: An experimental toolkit to create simple digital libraries, where the goal is ease of preservation, ease of rescue and ease of development. Simple DL

Endangered Archaeology: Using Remote Sensing to Protect Cultural Heritage: Multilingual online course that teaches how to access and use satellite imagery to document heritage sites. Available in English, French, Arabic, and Farsi.

Digital Storytelling Webinar: Webinar held on 14/03/2023 on Digital Storytelling in the Global South: Utilizing Spatial Archives for Diverse Audiences