Network for the Cultural Study of Videogaming

Bringing together scholars and students at the University to create a hub of research and learning around videogames and their cultures.

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Zoom grid of the workshop participants
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The Study of Gaming and Cultural Values Summer Graduate School Workshop

Organized by Gregory Grieve and John Borchert, and in collaboration with The International Academy for the Study of Gaming and Religion, UNCG’s Network for the Cultural Study of Videogaming hosted the second annual summer graduate school workshop. Exclusively for early-stage researchers and doctoral students, the conference welcomed research on media-centered approaches, perspectives of game developers and publishers, and viewpoints of gamers. The workshop provided a unique opportunity for participants to engage in discussions and debates about theoretical approaches for studying the intersection of religion, culture, and video gaming. The workshop was held online and provided a collaborative environment for scholars at all stages to learn together and expand and deepen the field of study.

July 27-28, 2023

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Gaming Ethnography

A gamer. A researcher. An anthropology and religious studies double major. Meet Sophia Rosenberg, who found their path to the future through UNCG’s Network for the Cultural Study of Videogaming.

July 18, 2023

Sophia Rosenberg setaed at a computer in the esports arena at UNCG.
hands holding up the Zelda Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch game cover
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ASHBY DIALOGUES EXPLORE GENDER IN “ZELDA” VIDEO GAMES

February 22, 2023

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RE-BALANCING THE TRIFORCE: GENDER-BENDING AND CROSS-DRESSING IN THE LEGEND OF ZELDA

February 24, 2023

Dr. Sarah Stang smiles in front of some greenery
Dr. John Borchert smiles as he looks down at the computer screen in the UNCG esports arena
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GAMING NETWORK BOLSTERS COMMUNITY AND SPARKS SCHOLARSHIP

January 18, 2023

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The Gaming Cultures of Valheim

“I LEFT VALHEIM FOR THIS?”

On Friday, April 29, 2022 UNCG’s Network for the Cultural Study of Videogaming hosted its first international conference on gaming and culture. Focused around the new popular game Valheim, the conference covered topics from Vikings and Norse culture in popular media to how dying in the game might affect the value of death, among many others! We were happy to host such fine scholarship, and look for more from the proceedings!

Screenshot of the virtual conference with four different screens displayed in a grid, with each grid containing a corner video of the person presenting.

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