GameCult Talks #3: Collaborative Game Histories

The Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies is curating a series of events titled GameCult Talks: Discussing games in culture and society. The series aims to create and strengthen dialogue between researchers and other societal actors on current game cultural topics in our culture and society. The events are organised by the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies with various partners. They bring together game studies researchers, industry experts, cultural institutions, community representatives, activists, and policy makers to develop and highlight new initiatives into building sustainable game culture for our future.

Event : Collaborative Game Histories

GameCult Talks : Collaborative game histories 10.6.2021

The third event in the GameCultTalks series is a panel discussion themed Collaborative Game Histories, organised online on Thursday June 10th from 13:00 to 15:00 EEST/GMT+3.

The panel will start with short introductions of the panellists and their experience with game heritage preservation, followed by a joint discussion and a Q&A session. Our panellists are:

Maria B. Garda (CoE GameCult/University of Turku),

Niklas Nylund  (Finnish Museum of Games),

Tapani Joelsson (Kasettilamerit),

Satu Haapakoski (Demoscene – The Art of Coding initiative),

and Lauri Ojanen (National Library of Finland).

The event will be moderated by Maria B. Garda and Usva Friman (CoE GameCult/Tampere University).

Together, we would like to reflect on the past, present and the future of game heritage and related preservation efforts in Finland, as well as internationally. How important to these initiatives is the collaboration of various stakeholders? What is the long-term future of partnerships between retrogaming communities, GLAM institutions and academia? Can we make game preservation more inclusive and sustainable?

Participate in the discussion:

The event will be streamed on YouTube live on our CoE GameCult channel

During the presentations, we will be collecting questions from the audience, to be asked from the speakers in the Q&A session. You can also write your question in the comment section of our YouTube live broadcast.

You can also participate in the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag