Interdisciplinary Storytelling Conference

deadline for submissions: 
March 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
University of Suffolk

Storytelling Conference 2018 deadline for submissions: March 30, 2018 full name / name of organization: University of Suffolk - Jessica Clark, Sarah Richards and Tom Vine contact email: 

Storytelling Conference 2018

10th and 11th July 2018,

University of Suffolk, UK

We are excited to announce that the call for papers for our Storytelling Conference is now open. We invite papers that theoretically and empirically engage with a broad range of disciplines reflecting the diverse nature of storytelling and stories substantively and methodologically.

The conference aims to bring together established academics, early career researchers, PhD candidates and students. Topics covered by this call could include but are not limited to:

  • Stories as a research method(ology)

  • Storytelling in the workplace

  • ‘Storied organisation’

  • Stories of place, space, movement and migration

  • Archaeological and historical stories

  • Children, stories and storytelling

  • Health and wellbeing

  • Stories in and of education

  • The organisation of story

  • The storytelling business

  • Sex and sexuality

  • Ethnographic stories

  • Disability and activism

  • Cultures and communities

  • Stories and popular culture

  • Stories, leisure and sport


  • We welcome traditional presentations of 20 minutes with additional time for questions, pre-formed panels of speakers, and posters; as well as alternative modes of presentation including performance, film, photography etc. 

  • Please send 250 word abstracts for a 20 minute presentation, 500 word abstracts for panels and 150 word abstracts for posters:


    For further information please visit our website:


    The deadline for submissions is Monday 30th March 2018  


    We look forward to receiving your submissions


    Storytelling Conference Team


    Jessica Clark, Sarah Richards and Tom Vine