Visiting lecture: Jaroslav Švelch

Jaroslav Švelch (picture)

Jaroslav Švelch, pictured in OASIS

A visiting CoE-GameCult scholar lecture took place in 14th November in OASIS at the University of Tampere. The talk was by Jaroslav Švelch, titled “Amateur adaptations of ‘professional’ games: Manic Miner and Flappy in 1980s Czechoslovakia”. Dr Švelch currently works in the University of Bergen, and he has a book coming our in The MIT Press: Gaming the Iron Curtain (see more here:

Annual conference: Pelitutkimuksen päivä 2018

The CoE GameCult researchers were active in organising the Pelitutkimuksen päivä 2018 – the annual conference of games research in Finland. Professor Raine Koskimaa chaired the event in University of Jyväskylä in 4th May 2018, and the special theme of the event was focused on eSports. The annual thesis awards were delivered there, and the day started with the Spring meeting of the Finnish Society for Game Research (Suomen pelitutkimuksen seura).

The full program is here (in Finnish):
Below are some photos from the event:


Pelitutkimus Suomessa 2018 -luentosarja

Studia Generalia Ludica 2

Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies arranges a public lecture series titled Game Studies in Finland 2018. Lectures will be streamed online and videos will be published later on. All lectures are given in Finnish.

Kaikki luentosarjan luennot ovat katsottavissa luentosarjan YouTube-kanavalta.

Miten pelejä tehdään? Mitä pelit merkitsevät? Miten sukupuoli näkyy peleissä ja pelaamisessa? Pelitutkijat avaavat pelien salat kattavassa studia generalia -luentosarjassa, joka on tarkoitettu koko kansalle. Pelitutkimus Suomessa 2018 -luentosarja on osa Suomen Akatemian rahoittaman huippuyksikön ensimmäistä toimintavuotta.  Continue reading