Call for Participation: DiGRA UK 2017 Conference & Meeting, Salford, May 5th, 2017.

The Digital Games Research Association United Kingdom (DiGRA UK) announces the Call for Participation for the conference of the association, to be held 5th May, 2017, at the MediaCityUK in Salford, hosted by University of Salford. DiGRA UK 2017 will bring together game scholars and professionals working in the various area of digital games research from across the United Kingdom.The conference welcomes submissions of papers, abstracts, doctoral consortia and panels on a wide range of topics associated with the study of digital games, players and game cultures.The conference will also host an organisational meeting open to DiGRA members, where aims and self-management of the UK chapter will be discussed among those who are willing to volunteer. This will include the election of the new board of the national chapter.

– For further information, please contact Dr Paolo Ruffino (contact@paoloruffino.com) or Dr Esther MacCallum-Stewart (neveah@gmail.com).

– To participate, please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/edit?eid=31187441477

Submission and selection procedure

DiGRA UK welcomes submissions on a wide range of topics, including:

Game cultures
Games and other cultural forms
Communication in game worlds
Gender and games
Games as representation
Minority groups and games
Games and childhood
The games industry
Independent games
Games criticism
Gaming in non-leisure settings
Game studies in other domains
Hybrid and non-digital games
History of games
Game design
eSports and spectatorship
Platform studies
Game production studies
Analog games

Please send your submissions to: digrauk@gmail.com

Full papers will be peer reviewed. Abstracts, panels and any other activity proposed for the conference will be evaluated by the conference organising committee (Dr Paolo Ruffino, Prof. Garry Crawford and Dr Esther MacCallum-Stewart). Please note that in the future the selection process will be moderated by the elected board.

Full Papers should be no longer than 16 pages, and will be presented in 20 minutes.

Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words, and will be presented in max. 10 minutes.

Panel proposals should be no longer than 500 words, and will have a duration of 50 minutes.

We welcome contributions from participants who are not associated with academic institutions as long as their proposal is relevant to game studies.

Important Dates
Submission deadline: 5 March 2017
Acceptance/rejection notification: 26 March 2017
Conference: 5 May 2017

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