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Emerging topics in digital games research

  • 17.10.2022
  • Online

Deadline: June 30, 2022

The ECREA section on Digital Games Research ( invites you to a free online pre-conference for young scholars!

The pre-conference combines individual academic presentations with a joint discussion on current realities and future directions of academic publishing in the field of game studies.

We are especially looking forward to hearing preliminary findings from doctoral thesis projects or early-stage postdoc projects. It is also possible to present PhD project proposals, or discuss ideas for future research projects. Commentary will be provided by Professor Thorsten Quandt from the University of Münster (Germany), and Associate Professor Marko Siitonen from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland).

Be sure that your proposal clearly articulates:

· The main issue or research questions to be discussed

· Key theoretical approach or concept

· The critical or methodological framework

· Main argument or expected findings and conclusions

In addition to the academic presentations, the event will include an open discussion on academic publishing. For this, we will be joined by Professor Tanya Krzywinska from Falmouth University (UK). Prof. Krzywinska is the current editor of the journal Games and Culture.

Please submit a short abstract (circa 300 words) of your presentation to marko.siitonen [at] until June 30. Decisions will be communicated to the authors by August 8.

Format: One afternoon online event, free of charge

Date and time: Monday, October 17 between 13-17 (WEST); 14-18 (CEST); 15-19 (EEST)

Organizing committee: Marko Siitonen, Felix Reer, Ahmed Elmezeny



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