Storytelling in the Urban Forest
On Wednesday 15th February 2023 the second of two storytelling workshops took place in The Urban Forest, an exhibition space run by Loughborough-based arts organisation Charnwood Arts as part ofRead more »
Digital Storytelling Toolkit launched at the SOLIS meeting in Norway
The SOLIS partnership met in Hamar, Norway, at the end of January to work together on the final steps to complete all the intellectual outputs. The Storytelling Academy was representedRead more »
‘Branching out’ at the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) in Berlin
On the 8th and 9th March Professor Mike Wilson and Alma Solarte-Tobon will be in Berlin attending a meeting of the European Chapter of the International Association for Society andRead more »
The E-Shahrazad Festival in Strasbourg
February 2023 brings to an end an innovative project which has seen Loughborough University’s Storytelling Academy sharing digital storytelling expertise with a community of educators across Europe.E-SHAHRAZAD is an ErasmusRead more »
Welcome to the Storytelling Academy
The Storytelling Academy at Loughborough University is an interdisciplinary research team based at the School of Design and Creative Arts.
Applied Storytelling has become a key research strength at Loughborough over the past five years and one where we have an international reputation for excellence. We have been involved in over 20 projects of various sizes, ranging from a few thousand pounds to over a million pounds in value, funded by organisations as diverse as AHRC, NERC, ESRC, MRC, EPSRC, British Academy and the European Commission.
The work is invariably interdisciplinary, involving collaborations with the health, social and environmental sciences and both academic and non-academic partners, from local community organisations to large NGOs. We have worked throughout the UK, but also across Europe (with partners in France, Spain, Italy, Malta, Greece, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Lithuania, Poland, Turkey and Norway), and in low-to-middle income countries across the world (Kenya, Uganda, India and Colombia). We are also developing a programme of work in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.