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Digital Storytelling as Participatory Public History in Australia

September 29, 2010

This article by Jean Burgess and Helen Klaebe focuses on participation in a public history program in the Kelvin Grove Urban Village (KGUV) “Sharing Stories” project in Australia. I’ve posted a few quotes below to pique your interest.

“In a participatory public history project, the local citizens’ stories are not
only important sources of information; more importantly, the incorporation of ordinary “voices” can facilitate the affective communication of this history to a broader public.”

“The use of digital technologies, combined with institutional support and expert facilitation, enabled the participants to co-create the narratives that would represent their perspectives on the site’s history to the public, amplifying the “ordinary voices” of popular memory.”  More…

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