Mediatisation and institutions of public memory: digital storytelling and the apology

Burgess, Jean and Klaebe, Helen and McWilliam, Kelly (2010) Mediatisation and institutions of public memory: digital storytelling and the apology. Australian Historical Studies, 41 (2). pp. 149-165. ISSN 1031-461X

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Institutions of public memory are increasingly undertaking co-creative media initiatives in which community members create content with the support of institutional expertise and resources. This paper discusses one such initiative: the State Library of Queensland's 'Responses to the Apology', which used a collaborative digital storytelling methodology to co-produce seven short videos capturing individual responses to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's 2008 'Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples'. In examining this program, we are interested not only in the juxtaposition of 'ordinary' responses to an 'official' event, but also in how the production and display of these stories might also demonstrate a larger mediatisation of public memory.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2010 02:28
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2015 02:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital storytelling; mediatisation; co-creative; apology; indigenous australians; reconciliation; public memory; libraries
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200104 Media Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture
21 History and Archaeology > 2102 Curatorial and Related Studies > 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950204 The Media
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/10314611003716861

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