This article about the 5th International Conference on “Storytelling Revisited: Narrating Spaces. Literature, Education, Geography, and Tourism”, which will take place in Vic (Barcelona), 22 and 23 November, 2022, is an open invitation to attend the event.
Storytelling is the art of narrating a story and the term itself appeals to everyone. Storytelling allows us to express ourselves creatively and freely through ideas. This everyday word has come to be used to refer to every single moment of every single part of our lives. The term has become popular in many fields: in education, government, business, audiovisuals, civil society, and especially in academia.
Humankind has been telling stories since time immemorial. We have used it as a method to make sense of the environment, organise our experience and ideas and create shared understanding with the whole community. As an art form storytelling educates, inspires and communicates values and cultural traditions. Storytelling typically describes cause-effect relationships involving events and the people affected by them. It often makes use of interactive formats to help listeners to cultivate their imagination.
Over the recent years, storytelling has been the object of research as a communication tool and a topic for debate within various academic fields. Health care and social studies are progressively applying narratives to diagnosis and to the education of patients and practitioners. Research on storytelling also revolves around the study of narrative structures and storytelling for narrating spaces, tourist destinations, literature, geography, and associated teaching activities. Moreover, and perhaps more importantly, storytelling has the potential to generate a shared understanding and, through engagement, it attracts and sustains interest, and enables people to make meaningful connections.
This year’s 5th International Conference on Storytelling Revisited is scheduled to take place at the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia on 22 and 23 November. It will be a forum for researchers to conduct in-depth analysis of narrating places and related topics in the fields of literature, education, geography and tourism. Please join us. Registration is free.
Publications from previous Storytelling Revisited conferences are available online:
The authors of this Tradiling article are Mireia Canals-Botines, Núria Medina-Casanovas and Núria Camps-Casals.