Events

Videogaming and Cultural Values
2nd Annual Summer Graduate Workshop
July 27 and 28 2023 (Zoom)

We are excited to announce that the Network for Cultural Study of Video Gaming at UNCG and the International Academy for Study of Gaming and Religion are hosting the second annual summer graduate school workshop. This year’s workshop will be held online via Zoom on July 27 and 28, and is exclusively for early-stage researchers and doctoral students.

The conference welcomes research on media-centered approaches, perspectives of game developers and publishers, and viewpoints of gamers. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and debates about theoretical approaches for studying the intersection of religion, culture, and video gaming.

The workshop will provide a collaborative learning environment for scholars, and we are honored to have the following experts as part of our faculty:

  • Robyn Le Blanc, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • John Borchert, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Gia Coturri Sorenson, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Gregory Grieve, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, University of Bremen
  • Xenia Zeiler, University of Helsinki
  • Zhange Ni, Virginia Tech
  • William Elison, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Lissa Holloway-Attaway University of Sk√∂vde
  • Christopher Helland, Dalhousie University
  • Kathrin Trattner, University of Bremen

The deadline for applications is June 1, 2023. To apply, please send a brief CV and a letter expressing your interest to gpgrieve@uncg.edu, including your field of study and interest in religion/culture and video gaming research. Participants will be chosen based on their interest letters. The selected participants will be requested to submit a detailed project description (approximately 2000 words), which will be presented and discussed during the workshop. Invited scholars and selected peers will provide feedback and comments on the participants’ projects.

We believe that this workshop will provide a unique opportunity for scholars to develop and share their research on videogaming and cultural values. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.