Nordic Digra 2023

The Nordic DiGRA Conference returns spring 2023, this time in Uppsala. This will be a fully in-person two-day event on 2728 April 2023.

Text: Nordic Digra 2023, interdisciplinary embraces. Uppsala view.

The theme Interdisciplinary Embraces is meant to celebrate the wide spectrum of game studies research in the Nordic countries, and to highlight its plurality of perspectives and research traditions.

Submissions are now open!

The conference is organised at the Department for Informatics and Media, unit for Human-Computer Interaction at Uppsala University.

It is supported by The Centre for Digital Humanities, Uppsala University and Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS), Uppsala University.

See you in Uppsala in 2023!

Best wishes from the organising team,
Lina Eklund
Jon Back
Björn Sjöblom

Important dates

  • Research contribution submission deadline: new date – 25 November 2022
  • Presenter acceptance notification: 1 February 2023
  • Registration deadline: 1 April 2023
  • Conference: 27–28 April 2023
  • Full paper deadline: 31 May 2023

Keynote speakers

We are proud to announce our first keynote for the Nordic Digra 2023 conference:

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at York University. He recently departed a 10-year stint in the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University, where he also served for two years as the Director of the interdisciplinary PhD program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM).

Taylor’s work combines critical, posthumanist, and ethnographic approaches to analyse the subjectivities, communities, and industries associated with professionalised leisure practices. Ongoing interests include, among other things, the gendered politics of place in new media industries (including gaming tournaments and industry conventions), and the media practices of artists and entrepreneurs who work with building blocks. This work has appeared in journals such as Convergence, Critical Studies in Media Communication, and New Media & Society. He is also the lead editor of Masculinities in Play (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), the first volume on the intersections of masculinities and games, and LEGOfied: Building Blocks as Media (Bloomsbury, 2020).

Organising committee

Organising team:

  • Lina Eklund, Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University, organiser
  • Jon Back, Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University, co-organiser
  • Björn Sjöblom, Swedish Defence University, submission chair
  • Paulina Rajkowska, Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University, social activities chair
  • Andreas Bergqvist, Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University, volunteer coordinator

Supporters and funders

Centre for Integrated Research on Culture and Society (CIRCUS) at Uppsala University and the Centre for Digital Humanities at Uppsala University.

Logotypes for CIRCUS and Centre for Digital Humanities, Uppsala university. 

        

Last modified: 2022-11-17