Dates: August 13th - 17th 2018
Where: ITU Copenhagen (Rued Laangaardsvej 7), Denmark
What: Philosophy of Computer Games Conference,
Games and Literary Theory Conference, History of Games Conference
Conference fee: 0
CfPs and more information under https://gameconference.itu.dk/
In the middle week of August 2018, the IT University of Copenhagen and its Center For Computer Games Research will host three game studies conferences in semi-parallel: Philosophy of Computer Games (13th-15th), Games And Literary Theory (15th-17th) and History of Games (16th-17th). These three conferences, sponsored by the ERC through the AdG project MSG – Making Sense of Games and supported by ITU, will be colocated on the ITU campus, and will be free of charge (three for the price of none) for all presenters, including the triple conference dinner on Wednesday 15th, and open to the public. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be available in the breaks, and buffet lunches can be bought in the ITU canteen, for around 30 Danish kroner (around 5€/$6/£4, or 8/9/6 including a soda).
By bringing together these three conferences, we hope to strengthen the humanities game-studies community, build bridges between these three important venues, and explore the cultural, historical, aesthetic, existential and cognitive aspects of games and play.
These conferences are single-track and low-volume, so we expect that anyone who is accepted with a paper will show up in person. Skype-participation will thus not be permitted, since it, due to the limited number of slots, effectively blocks someone else from attending with a paper in person.