The videos of the research storytelling evening “Tales from the Global South”, part of the ESRC Sheffield Festival of Social Sciences 2019 and part-funded by SIID, are now available online.
Led by Professor Frances Cleaver and professional storyteller Tim Ralphs, our research storytelling journey taught us how to craft stories that rely on the power of words without the crutch of Power Point. The process brought together researchers at different career stages, from diverse backgrounds and disciplines and working on different continents and topics. In a collaborative, joyful process, we learnt how to develop engaging tales that nevertheless remained true to our research. The audience travelled to the tropical climes that produce rice, avocados or cocoa, marvelled at stories about elephants, contemplated reflections on gender, technology, justice and development, and laughed about the rarely discussed, funny and sometimes bizarre sides of research and fieldwork.