Dear all, as part of BDiGRA’s remit to encourage new voices in Games Studies, we are offering a series of ‘Paper Paramedic’ sessions at this year’s BDiGRA conference (14th – 15th June, Staffordshire University, UK). If your paper was rejected, or if you simply did not submit a paper because you lacked confidence, or if you want advice on a paper that’s ‘almost but not quite’ there, BDiGRA will be running sessions to address this. The sessions are sign up in advance, and you will also need to send us a copy of your work when you apply.
On the first day, our mentors will work with you to give advice on your paper, including ways to improve your writing, ways to make your paper align to the various requirements needed to submit a conference paper, and will work with any feedback you’ve already had on your work. On the second day of the conference, we will run a series of abstract sessions similar to those taking part in the main conference, where you will present your work in a short session, and then discuss feedback / your work with the rest of the conference in an informal context (no powerpoint presentation required!).
If you are interested in taking part in this, please submit your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited, so please get in touch if you want to take part. Note we are not taking research proposals for these sessions – the work must be something specifically intended for a conference presentation or publication. Early scholars will take precedence in our selection process (we will also take into account the mentors we have available and their subject areas within Games Studies).
Please mail britishdigra at gmail dot com if you are interested in applying.
Sign up for BDiGRA 2018 here:
We hope to see you there!
The B DIGRA 2018 team.
With the call for papers closed and reviewing underway we’re pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for British Digra 2018 at Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE
Tickets are onsale via eventbrite here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-digra-conference-2018-tickets-44834192276
Lunch will be included on both days and a social event is being organised on 14th of June
Further details of the programme are just being finalised and will be released shortly.
A Facebook event for the conference is here too
The team at British Digra, being hosted this year at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent have been so busy planning we’ve only just noticed our call for papers deadline (http://bdigra.org.uk/events) falls in the Easter Bank Holiday – With this in mind the team have decided to extend it until midnight on Tuesday April 3rd 2018.
Full details of submission specifics & paper template can be found here – http://bdigra.org.uk/events
We’re looking for submissions of the following types:
- Full papers, of 5000 – 7000 words, to be presented as papers in a panel session.
- Abstracts of 500 words, to be presented in a series of quickfire round table sessions.
- Discussion panels – to be submitted as precis of approx 500 – 1000 words underlining core objectives and aims.
- Workshops to last approx half a day – to be submitted as precis of approx 500 – 1000 words underlining core objectives and aims.
Any questions please direct them to BritishDigra@gmail.com
The second annual conference of British DiGRA.
14th – 15th June 2018
Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent
CFP is here – http://bdigra.org.uk/events
We actively encourage early scholars and PhD candidates, as well as more established voices.
Submissions should consider, but not be restricted to, the following topics in this light:
- Revisiting Games as Inter/Multidisciplinary subject
- Gaming as Media
- Representation in Games
- Playfulness and the Medium of Games (Why/Not so Serious…?)
- Building games
- Pedagogical practice and gaming
- Game design/development/theory – the un/holy? trinity
- Changes in gaming culture
- After the Storm (post gamergate theory)
- Games production as critical medium
- eSports theory
We welcome a range of submission types – full details here – http://bdigra.org.uk/events
Please submit work to BritishDigra@gmail.com by 31st March 2018.
Acceptance of papers 14th April 2018
We have decided to charge a small attendance fee of £25 to cover costs. Any surplus funding will be carried over to future BDiGRA events. An eventbrite with details of this will be forthcoming.
Following the successful first British DiGRA conference, hosted by Salford University in May this year, the British DiGRA Board are pleased to invite parties interested in hosting the next conference to apply via the form below:
Applications should be submitted by
5pm on Friday 15th December, 5pm on Sunday 14th January with the conference expected to run sometime between late-April and June 2018. As soon as possible following the closing date, the Board will select a host from the submitted applications.
Queries may be addressed to Esther (email@example.com) or Matt (Matthew.Barr@glasgow.ac.uk). Applicants are encouraged to review the Inclusivity Policy: http://bdigra.org.uk/inclusivity-policy