Seminars and Workshops

This page will include information about seminar and workshop program that will take place June 6 in DiGRA Nordic 2012.

New: Practical use of Serious games for mobilephone/smartphone in higher education

More details and registration email address for this half-day workshop, see the Nordic Digra 2012 workshop plan – serious games document.

Workshop for doctoral students

The workshop for doctoral students will be organized on Wednesday 6 June 2012.  Doctoral students will be able to present their doctoral projects at the workshop, and senior scholars such as Frans Mäyrä, Torill Elvira Mortensen, Jaakko Suominen and conference keynote speakers will comment on the projects. If you would like to participate in the workshop, please send a short outline (2 pages max) of your research to Professor Jaakko Suominen (jaakko.suominen at before April 15.

We also encourage doctoral students to submit papers and the alternative form presentations to the conference (the deadline is 13 February).

Workshop for masters’ students

– Cancelled, due to lack of participants.

Special programme on gambling research

Note: The detailed program of Pre-Conference Workshop “Gambling in the Online Era” is now available here.

The detailed program of Gambling Research Track is now available here.

The abstracts for the Gambling Research Track can be found from here.

What, if anything, differentiates gambling games from other games? How do particular social or cultural contexts steer people’s playing habits? What is the role of gambling in Nordic everyday life? How is gambling represented in the media? Join us in the search for answers to these questions in the DiGRA Nordic 2012 Conference’s special program on gambling!

This special program on gambling consists of a workshop, two special sessions on gambling and a keynote by Minna Ruckenstein, titled “Internet Currencies and Capitalisms: Anthropological Questions for Gam(bl)ing Research”. The workshop explores the shared interests of game and gambling studies through interactive discussion, demos, and a field excursion to a gambling venue in Downtown Tampere. Both special sessions host three presentations from gambling scholars and a response commentary from a game studies specialist. The focus in these sessions is on the evolution and playing of gambling games and on the relationship between gambling and the media. If you are interested in participating in the workshop, send email to Jani Kinnunen (jani.kinnunen [at]


One response to “Seminars and Workshops

  1. Jantina Huizenga

    Too bad I can’t be there, really curious about the workshop ‘Practical use of Serious games for mobilephone/smartphone in higher education’

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