Monday, April 1, 2013

Motivation Monday: Speaking at ISEB April 6!

On April 6, I will be presenting at the International Society for Educational Biography (ISEB) conference in San Antonio, Texas!  I was invited to be on a panel with Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor of Communication Studies, at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.  Here's a description of our presentation:

Blogging our lives: The intersection of social media and family history
Blogs exists as a means to share information. There are many family history blogs that dive into the shared world of genealogy and personal family history. Such blogs house a variety of content related to narrative inquiry, collective biographies and history. Genealogy and blogging have formed a tight bond as the need to both share and find information work together with the benefit of social mediated communication. Family history blog entries may include “how to” stories about searching historically for family information. Often, such blogs also serve as a receptacle for personal family stories, pictures, and memories. Multiple family members may share the exploration and research work. They can collaborate and share stories, adding richness and detail to the memories of loved ones.
This panel explores the intersection of digital storytelling, collective biographies, and blogging. Example blogs will be shown and a resource list will be shared about blogging family histories.

Wish us luck!

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1 comment:

  1. Best of luck! I really look forward to hear about your presentation amanda!