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International conference: History of Games (online)

International conference: History of Games

Fall 2022


Organized by Yannick Rochat (Université de Lausanne) and Carl Therrien (Université de Montréal)


The history of games international conference series is a global initiative that seeks to act as a catalyst for academic research on gaming history. Biennial events bring together historians, curators, social scientists and archivists from academic or fan communities to develop networks and disseminate research and preservation initiatives.

Following the last conference held virtually in 2020, the next event will feature three main activities: keynote addresses by Wendi Sierra, Alexis Blanchet and Véronique Dasen; workshops focussing on emerging research; and a general meeting to elect members from all over the globe. All events will be completely free, hosted on Zoom and Discord towards the end of October 2022.

Since the pandemic has prevented many emerging scholars from travelling to conferences and getting feedback from their peers, this coming event will focus on providing discussion opportunities. We invite any researcher with an interest in the history of games to send short proposals (80-120 words) presenting their current research interests or an idea they would like to explore. We will assemble workshops by regrouping similar proposals and asking relevant experts from our network to join the conversation. These workshops will be held privately on Zoom, adjusting to each group’s preferences and time zones. We seek to accept as many short proposals as possible and assemble the program from there. We also accept applications to act as respondent. Continuer la lecture de International conference: History of Games (online)

Call for papers: Doing Women’s Film and Television History V (Hybrid Conference)

DWFTH 5 revised for 2021: New call for papers–‘Histories of Women in Film and Television: Then and Now.’ A Hybrid Conference

July 10 – 11, 2021 (virtual and on-campus)

Conference Website

Call for Papers

Supported by Women’s Film & Television History Network, this call for papers is made in collaboration with ‘Women and the BBC’, a special themed issue of Critical Studies in Television.

The year 2020 has caused a great deal of sorrow, anxiety and difficulty across the world. With health and safety of paramount concern, conferences and research events – including the planned Doing Women’s Film and Television History conference – have been either impossible to hold in-person or, given the challenges presented by the need to sustain teaching and student welfare, deprioritized.  As we look towards 2021, we understand that social distancing measures and travel limitations will possibly continue. With this in mind, we plan to host a hybrid conference as an outlet for our research that will enable us to share our scholarship with others, form connections and offer potential for collaboration. If national and institutional public health measures allow, the conference will combine on-campus and virtual events. While virtual conferences present new technical and communicative challenges, we also see the opportunities that this type of conference affords. Not requiring travel, it both reduces expense and can broaden networks of scholars.

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Publication of Greening the Media by Toby Miller and Richard Maxwell

Richard Maxwell and Toby Miller, Greening the Media, Oxford University Press: Greening the Media, 256 pages.

ISBN13: 978-0-19-991467-8

ISBN10: 0-19-991467-2

You will never look at your cell phone, TV, or computer the same way after reading this book. Maxwell and Miller not only reveal the dirty secrets that hide inside our beloved electronics; they also take apart the myths that have pushed these gadgets to the centre of our lives. With an astounding array of economic, environmental and historical facts, Greening the Media debunks the idea that information and communication technologies (ITC) are clean and ecologically benign. In this compassionate and sharply argued book, the authors show how the physical reality of making, consuming, and discarding them is rife with toxic ingredients, poisonous working conditions, and hazardous waste. But all is not lost. As the title suggests, Maxwell and Miller dwell critically on these environmental problems in order to think creatively about ways to solve them. They enlist a range of potential allies in this effort to foster greener media – from green consumers to green citizens, with stops along the way to hear from exploited workers, celebrities, and assorted bureaucrats. Ultimately, Greening the Media rethinks the status of print and screen technologies, opening new lines of historical and social analysis of ICT, consumer electronics, and media production.

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  • Richard Maxwell is Professor and Chair of Media Studies at Queens College, City University of New York.
  • Toby Miller is Distinguished Professor of Media & Cultural Studies at the University of California, Riverside.

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