Symposium : presentation

International Symposium
From “Traditional” Games to Digital Games

26th, 27th and 28th of November 2014

IUT Nancy Charlemagne, 2 TER BD Charlemagne, 54000 Nancy, France
Université de Lorraine, Centre for Research on Mediation


The Centre for Research on Mediation is organizing the International Symposium “From traditional games to digital games” on the 26th, 27th and 28th of November 2014. The entire event will be held at the IUT of Nancy Charlemagne. The symposium is destined to attract specialist researchers or those interested by the question of games, professionals (publishers, journalists, illustrators, librarians etc.), as well as the general public. We hope that this event will prove to be a particularly stimulating venue for fruitful exchanges between different scientific perspectives, traditionsand disciplines.

We are proud to welcome Espen Aarseth, a researcher of international renown in the field of Game Studies, to open the event. Numerous speakers will follow during the three day Symposium, to address stories, links, contradictions, thought processes and debates concerning traditional and digital games.

The evening of November the 27th will be fun and open to all and will allow participants to discover new board games and video games. Participants will be able to attend demonstrations, as well as exchange viewpoints with players in the world of games by means of a round table discussion.

Entry to the whole of the event is unrestricted and is free of charge for the public. The speakers can register and pay their participation fees on line between the 15th of September and the 15th of October 2014.

Neighbouring Events


November 2014, STRASBOURG: The month of the Game, at Strasbourg.

8th and 9th of November 2014, NANCY: Anim’Est.

15th and 16th of November 2014, VANDOEUVRE-LES-NANCY: Les joutes du téméraire.

21st, 22nd and 23rd of November 2014, FRANCE: Journées mondiales du jeu vidéo.

24th and 25th of November 2014, METZ: Thinking, analysing and designing Expressive Games CREM / LORIA, University of Lorraine.