The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities recently sponsored two graduate students to attend the National Humanities Center’s Podcasting the Humanities: Creating Digital Stories for the Public, a five day virtual institute. The students were Kimberly Stahler from the Department of History and Madelaine Matej MacQueen from the Department of Music.
Podcasting has become a common form of storytelling in the digital and social media age. This institute provided hands-on training for PhD students in the humanities to translate research, commentary, and community-sourced narratives into podcast episodes. Working in cross-disciplinary and intra-university teams, participants learned how to storyboard an idea, to create and collect audio content, and to edit their narrative into an entertaining, powerful podcast.
At the end of the institute, the teams each created a 30-minute podcast.
HERE is Kimberly Stahler’s podcast.
HERE is Madelaine’s podcast.