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Digital Methods: StoryMap JS

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Using StoryMap JS to create digital narratives

In Humanities subjects, maps and mapping can be used to inform analysis and to communicate results.

StoryMap JS offers a simple user interface that enables you to plot specific locations and to add text and audio-visual resources that contribute to geographical narratives. The simple working example pictured below connects poems published in historical Australian newspapers to an individual poem’s setting or geographical subject — waterfalls. In a completed version of this StoryMap JS project, a reader could be taken on a tour of Australian waterfalls that have attracted the attention of poets, and also read the poems in their original context through Trove Newspapers.

You will engage with ideas of place and space at JCU. You might use StoryMap JS to write a digital narrative about:

  • Project acknowledgement.Real or fictional journeys
  • Similarities and differences between representations of place or space
  • Publication histories: stories of composition, revision and publication
  • The settings or locations of particular novels, films and plays
  • Or, maybe even waterfall poetry in historical Australian newspapers

The way you structure your digital narrative and the content you use is up to you.

Getting started with StoryMap JS is easy

Watch the videos and have a look at the examples

Introduction to StoryMap

Using StoryMap and Timelime


StoryMap examples

Click the image to go to 'The Barron Falls' StoryMap website

StoryMap JS example.

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