The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Arts and Languages at Manchester University is hosting a symposium that may be of interest:
Games and Culture
10 February, 2-6 P.M.
Zochonis Building, Theatre D
This event will consider history, games and culture, with contributions from two
of the leading scholars in this area presenting new work. It will also include
research networking, with the opportunity to discuss issues related to games
with scholars from a range of disciplines.
Here’s a Call for Papers that might be of interest to network members:
Board Game Studies Colloquium XX: Models, Metaphors, Meanings at The University of Copenhagen, Denmark (17-20 May, 2017)
The Board Game Studies Colloquium is an annual event which gathers a wide range of scholars, curators, inventors, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world to present and discuss new research in the burgeoning field of game studies. It has traditionally focused on historical board, card, and dice games, but later years have begun to feel the impact from the current explosion in non-digital gaming. This year, too, we would like to welcome speakers from both sides of the game board, so to speak, in an attempt to further our collective understanding of the origins and development of contemporary games.
Members of the network may be interested in the Historia Ludens conference at the University of Huddersfield (11 Feb 2017):
This conference follows up on the workshop “Playing with History” that has been held in November 2015 in Huddersfield. Gaming and History is gaining more and more traction, either as means to “gamify” history education or museum experiences, or as computer games as prism into history like the popular History Respawned podcast series (http://www.historyrespawned.com/).
Fans of Retro Arcades and Fans of Virtual Reality get ready!
Arcade Club ‘On Tour’ brings together a curated selection of gaming machines, ranging from original retro arcade machines (many of which are very rare!) and imported home entertainment games consoles to handheld video games like the Gameboy and the classic systems that you grew up with.