Digital Doors to History comprises two workshops at Birmingham's ThinkTank. The workshops aim to introduce visitors to digital formats in history:
These workshops are open to both adults and children aged 13 and over. Registration to either workshop includes gaining access to the adjacent Digital Doors to History pop-up exhibition, plus the wider museum.
Curated by Dr Brian Sudlow and Professor Stefan Manz of Aston University, Digital Doors to History will introduce visitors to themes of local and global history through the new digital media formats of virtual reality experiences and digital storytelling. Assistant curators will be on hand to guide visitors and answer any questions they have.
There will be one workshop on virtual reality storyboarding and one workshop on digital story-scripting. These sessions will introduce participants to the ways in which historians are using new digital media to help more audiences engage with history. They will also give participants a hands-on opportunity to get involved in the creative process themselves. The best script produced in the digital story-scripting session will be animated and displayed at the museum between Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November.
The Digital Story Scripting Workshop is suitable for 10-18 year olds.
The Virtual Reality Storyboarding Workshop is suitable for 14-18 year olds.
Parents are welcome to register and participate alongside their children.
The workshops could be of interest to GCSE and A level students. The workshop associated pop-up exhibition might be of interest to those with an interest in new digital media and its intersection with history.
Click here to register for the digital story scripting workshop on 30 October
Click here to register for the virtual reality storyboarding workshop on 3 November
Please note the dates/times for the separate workshops and their respective booking links: