Ludic Violence and Playful Control

The multidisciplinary journal “CROSSROADS” (“ПЕРЕКРЁСТКИ” ) published by the European Humanities University announces the call for papers for the special issue on Game Studies. More specifically, the issue will be dedicated to social and cultural effects of control (or lack thereof) and violence in games.

Games against Players: the Conference Program

Day 1

Sunday, April 14

  • Language of the day: Russian
  • Time: 12:00 — 18:00
  • Location: Media Center of European Humanities University (located in the building of Lithuanian National Radio and Television), S. Konarskio street. 49
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12:00 — 12:15 Introduction

Section 1. Deconstructing Game Cultures

12:15 —13:00 Keynote: Konstantin Ocheretyany. Why Should We Love Games Which Hate Us?

13:00 — 13:30 Vladimir Ilin. Instability of Systems as a Determining Factor in Relationships between Players and Developers

13:30 — 14:00 Denis Artamonov & Sofia Tikhonova. Indie Games about Medieval Ages: Aesthetics of Historyhacking 

14:30 —15:00 Coffee Break

Games against Players

It is our pleasure to invite you to our third international event on game studies in Lithuania — the Games against Players conference.

The conference is a 2 day event aimed at students and young scholars of media studies, cultural studies and other areas of humanities and social sciences. It will take place on April 14-15, 2019, at European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania).

Games & Violence Workshop

Laboratory for Studies of Visual Culture and Contemporary Art at European Humanities University (EHU) and the research community Games & Scholars announces the second interdisciplinary workshop on game studies “Games & Violence”.

Laboratory for Studies of Visual Culture and Contemporary Art at European Humanities University (EHU) and the research community Games & Scholars announces the second interdisciplinary workshop on game studies “Games & Violence”. The main aim is to productively apply critical thinking and academic knowledge to one of the recent concerns of the videogame industry.

Information for Guests of our Workshops

Information on logistics around Vilnius for guests of our workshops.

Our workshop will take place in the building at Valakupių Street, 5 (Valakupių gatvė 5). The university building is located in the quiet park at the edge of the city in the Antakalnis district. 

The building is shared between EHU and Mykolas Romeris University, so don’t be confused. Here’s how to get there. Читать «Information for Guests of our Workshops» далее

“Games & Gender” — The Program

November 3, Friday

Part I: “Representation of Gender in Video
Games: Depicting Norms in Virtual Environments”

10:00 Welcome speech by professor Almira Ousmanova and project
supervisor Viktoriya Kanstantsiuk
10:30 Mikhail Fiadotau “From Dys4Ia to Hatoful Boyfriend:
Representations of Gender in Indie and Dojin Games”
11:00 Innocentiy Martynow “(Un)Queering the Species: Sexuality Beyond
Human in Single-Player RPGs”
11:30 Stanislav Zveryanov and Arseniy Filtsev “Sexual Violence in
12:00 Coffee break