Small Histories - a site on the web for the collection and sharing of personal stories Small Histories - a site on the web for the collection and sharing of personal stories Small Histories - a site on the web for the collection and sharing of personal stories
Small Histories - a site on the web for the collection and sharing of personal stories Small Histories - a site on the web for the collection and sharing of personal stories
Small Histories - a site on the web for the collection and sharing of personal stories

What is this site about?

This site is a place for people to create, share and compare their personal stories. It's a ongoing prototype for Stefan Schutt's Master of Arts project at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Below you can read the stories that people have created. Click on the Story Title link and the story will appear in a new window. The story will either appear as a narrative (going down the page) or an image gallery (going across the page). Soon there will a third story type, the scrapbook, and this will appear much like, as the name suggests, a personal scrapbook.

What are these personal stories? In technical terms they are collections of images, writing, sounds and other files that people have uploaded to this site and arranged into an order for display on their website.

If you would like more information, the entry page for story creators is here: http://www.smallhistories.com/about. If you would like to add your story or stories to the site, email me (stefan.schutt (at) vu.edu.au) and I will create a username and password for you. Eventually, when it's been tested properly, the site will be available to anyone to add their stories.

NOTE: THIS SITE IS UNFINISHED AND IN DEVELOPMENT. STAY TUNED - IT'S BEING FIDDLED WITH AND TUNED UP AS YOU READ. (JUNE 2007)

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Recent Stories

Keepers of Ghosts (sschutt)

Stuff from the KoG project more

Out of the Silence (katew)

Reflections of a woman's recovery from stroke. more

Leni's little notebook (sschutt)

My grandmother's note book, found on my grandfather's bookshelf more

Random Stories

Egypt 1998 (sschutt)

Visit to Egypt 1998 more

Luebeck book (sschutt)

Photo album of my grandmother's, found with Rudolf's photos and bearing the Luebeck crest on the front more

Barkovo (Barkow) (sschutt)

My 2005 visit to the town near Koldemanz (now Kolomac), Pomerania, where my grandmother used to live and the home of the the relative who wrote a famous memoir about 1945 in Pomerania more