We’re back with some medieval stuff! But this time it’s no game to look out for: it’s a conference! More specifically, a conference on Twitter!
From the 30th of June (that is tomorrow) until the 3rd of July, the Middle Ages in Modern Games Twitter Conference will be held. Organised by Robert Houghton (@RobEHoughton), Victoria Cooper (@DrSyrin) and Nicholas Huss (@NiHuMedieval) with sponsoring from The Public Medievalist and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Research from Winchester University, the conference will focus on medieval times and themes in digital and physical games. During the conference, 33 papers will be presented and discussed!
Instead of having all participants record themselves, the conference will use Twitter as a platform. All 33 papers will be presented by the authors using only 12 tweets (!), with the use of of images and videos. Topics range from re-enactment, historical accuracy and medieval source material to the Crusades and gender in medieval games (see the programme below).
Because the conference will be held on Twitter, it is free and accessible for everyone! The conference is divided into different sessions, in which multiple papers will be discussed. After the presentations on the papers, there will be room for a discussion! Check out the full programme below, and definitely check the Twitter page of the conference here (and the hastag #MAMG20)!