European Summerschool in Game Research at Utrecht University

The PGiC group is co-organizer of the European Summerschool ‘Identity and Interdisciplinarity in Games and Play Research’. Our members will also be contributing with two keynotes and two workshops on the topic of persuasive gaming.

The first interdisciplinary European summer school in game and play research will take place 17-29 August 2014 at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. It is is aimed at talented PhD and MA/MSc students who are interested in the study of games and play. It offers students an innovative interdisciplinary platform for learning about games and play that doesn’t exist anywhere else in Europe or beyond.

This ERASMUS IP Summer School is hosted by Utrecht University, but organized by different European universities that are considered as leaders in the field. It will consist of a two-week intensive programme during which students are encouraged to develop their research ideas further. It will provide a unique opportunity to learn about cutting-edge theories and methodologies from leading scholars in the field. Students will have the rare opportunity to broaden their horizon internationally, and to gain knowledge about games and play from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The PGiC group will be participating with the following keynotes and workshops:

Monday, August 18 (9:00-12:00)

Introductory Lecture
Joost Raessens (Utrecht University)

Keynote Lecture
Playful design
Ben Schouten (Eindhoven University of Technology)

(18:00-20:00)
Introduction to the Pecha Kucha event which will include the results of the disciplinary seminars of the summerschool.
Jeroen Jansz (Erasmus University)

Wednesday, August 27

Keynote Lecture (9:00-12:00)
Persuasive Gaming
Jeroen Jansz (Erasmus University)

2 Workshops (15:15-18:00)
Challenges of Persuasion through Games
Teresa de la Hera (Utrecht University), Ruud Jacobs (Erasmus University), Martijn Kors (Eindhoven University of Technology).

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