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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 936: The Middle Ages in Modern Games, V: Ludic Networks and Entanglements - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Research, University of Winchester
Organisers:Robert Houghton, Department of History, University of Winchester
Mariana Lopez, Department of Theatre, Film & Television, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Mariana Lopez, Department of Theatre, Film & Television, University of York
Abstract

The field of medievalist game studies is growing rapidly and across numerous disciplines. There is a vast volume of new and important work produced every year and a growing network of scholars and industry figures engaging with this research. However, with this rapid and varied development there is an increasing danger of research retreating into subject specific silos. Further, there is a continued need to understand and address the entanglement of games within media and popular culture more generally, alongside their connections and distinctions from other forms of medievalism. This round table discussion addresses the state of the field and highlights new directions and areas of research.

This open discussion welcomes all participants and will include James Baillie (Universität Wien), Thom Gobbitt (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien), and Katherine J. Lewis (University of Huddersfield).