Conferences & Events

More events are being scheduled right now! If you're interested in hosting a campus workshop or regional conference during the 2016-17 academic year, please contact Jennifer Worth at jworth@barnard.edu or 212-851-2112.

Past Events 2015-16

July 13-16, 2016: Fifth Annual Game Development Conference

  • Faculty interested in game design were encouraged to participate in the annual Game Development Conference (GDC),  hosted by the Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Wednesday, July 13 was set aside for one-day/one-game play for those new to Reacting to the Past or new to a particular game, and July 14-16 encompassed the GDC itself. 

June 9-12, 2016: Sixteenth Annual Faculty Institute

  • Our largest yearly event gathers faculty and administrators from around the country to learn about "Reacting to the Past," offering intensive workshops on twelve different games, as well as plenary and concurrent sessions that explore issues related to teaching and learning, faculty development, and the future of higher education more generally.  This year we were pleased to welcome Dr. José Antonio Bowen, President of Goucher College and author of Teaching Naked (Jossey-Bass, 2012), as our Keynote Speaker.

April, 1-3, 2016: Regional Workshop at University of Georgia (Athens, GA)

  • Games offered: London 1854: Cesspits, Cholera, and Conflict over the Broad Street Pump and The American Artists' Congress: 1935-1939

March 18-19 2016: Regional Workshop at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Games offered: The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 BCE and America’s Founding: The Constitutional Convention

March 4-5, 2016: Regional Workshop at Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)

  • Games offered: Frederick Douglass, Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Constitution: 1845 and Changing the Game: Title IX and the American University

February 25-26, 2016: Campus Workshop at University of Indiana - East (Richmond, IN)

 

  • Game offered: Frederick Douglass, Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Constitution: 1845 

February 12-13, 2016: Regional Conference at California State University - LA (Los Angeles, California)

 

  • Game offered:  The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 BC

February 5-6, 2016: Campus Workshop at Ursinus College (Collegeville, PA)

 

  • Game offered: Frederick Douglass, Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Constitution: 1845 

January 21, 2016: Campus Workshop at College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA)

 

  • Games offered: Constantine and the Council of Nicaea: Defining Orthodoxy and Heresy in Christianity, 325 CE and Challenging the USDA Food Pyramid, 1991.

October 16-17, 2015: Regional Conference at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

  • Games offered: Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman and The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 BCE

November 7-8, 2015: Campus Workshop at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)

 

  • Game offered:  Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman