Dr Antonia Liguori
Dr Antonia Liguori is Research Associate in Applied Digital Storytelling
at Loughborough University.
She has a PhD in History and Computer Science from the University of
Bologna (2005) and a Masters in Contemporary History from the University
of Rome. She is also a journalist and a Web content and SEO manager.
Before moving to the UK, from 2006 to 2012, she coordinated the Multimedia
Department at BAICR Sistema Cultura with the aim of contributing to the
enhancement of the Italian cultural heritage through the
use of innovative methodologies and the creation of digital environments.
In the last 5 years, she's been working across Europe to explore the role
of storytelling in today's digital world.
Her role in Drought Risk and You (DRY) Project, a research funded by NERC,
ESRC, EPSRC, BBSRC and AHRC (2014-2018), consists in conducting
practice-led research through community digital storytelling workshops and
follow-up support activities with various stakeholder groups. In
particular she is using digital storytelling and performative approaches
as informative media, mainly to dismantle knowledge hierarchies and
democratise the decision-making process. As part of two European projects
(one about the use of digital tools for cultural and heritage education
and another one about the use of narratives for socio-professional
inclusion), she is collecting stories of/for social inclusion/change.
Antonia is also actively involved in research around the use of
storytelling to investigate how the built environment and its symbolic
(and political) meanings are perceived. In particular she is inquiring if
and how 'emotional memories' or 'politics-driven statements' have had and
still have an influence on place-attachment and sense of identity at local
and regional level.
Since 2014 she is an individual member of ENCATC (the European Network on
Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education).