Netherlands, Utrecht

Identity and Interdisciplinarity in Games and Play Research

when 18 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 9 EC
fee EUR 835

The first interdisciplinary European summer school in "Game and Play research" will take place 16-31 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.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Joost Raessens

Target group

The target group consists of excellent PhD and MA/MSc students who are starting or working on thesis projects in games and play from a background in the humanities, design research, social sciences, computer sciences or other related domains.

Course aim

This summer school aims to teach students the state-of-the art theories and methods of Game and Play Research, and to encourage them to actively position themselves in this composite, multidisciplinary research field. It wants students to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of games and play as cultural, social and technical phenomena, thus teaching them the means to develop a methodological and theoretical framework for their research. Its objectives are to create a platform for student to develop an analytical understanding of the field of games and play studies and situate their own research within this interdisciplinary field in an informed way. This will be implemented through a structure that is a combination of presentations, active participation and dialogue.

Fee info

EUR 835: € 835 - Course + course materials + housing

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