CFP: Board Game Studies Colloquium XX

praesentation Here's a Call for Papers that might be of interest to network members:

Board Game Studies Colloquium XX: Models, Metaphors, Meanings at The University of Copenhagen, Denmark (17-20 May, 2017)

The Board Game Studies Colloquium is an annual event which gathers a wide range of scholars, curators, inventors, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world to present and discuss new research in the burgeoning field of game studies. It has traditionally focused on historical board, card, and dice games, but later years have begun to feel the impact from the current explosion in non-digital gaming. This year, too, we would like to welcome speakers from both sides of the game board, so to speak, in an attempt to further our collective understanding of the origins and development of contemporary games.

The subtitle of the colloquium - "Models, Metaphors, Meanings" - indicates a wish to put special emphasis on the various meanings that games convey to the people and cultures that design, adopt, and play them. The question is not limited to what games mean, but also to why and how. You can read more about the theme on the colloquium website: http://

While papers engaging with the theme are encouraged, the colloquium is more than happy to receive proposals on any subject related to non-digital gaming. The colloquium has always prided itself on its inclusivity of approach, and will continue to do so.

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