Conferences & Events

Events for the 2017-2018 are currently being planned! If you're interested in hosting a campus workshop or regional conference, please contact Jennifer Worth at jworth@barnard.edu or 212-851-2112.

Upcoming events for 2016-17 Academic Year

May 2017: Various Campus Workshops

  • Reacting to the Past will host campus workshops at Grand Valley State University, Goucher College, Lehigh University, and University of Puget Sound.

June 8-11, 2017: Seventeenth Annual Faculty Institute (New York, NY) 

  • 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.

July 12-15, 2017: Sixth Annual Game Development Conference (Wichita, KS)

  • Faculty interested in game design are encouraged to participate in the annual Game Development Conference (GDC), hosted by the Newman University in Wichita, KS. Wednesday, July 12 will set aside for one-day/one-game play for those new to Reacting to the Past or new to a particular game, and July 13-15 will encompass the GDC itself. 

Past Events:

August 16-17, 2016: Campus Workshop at Amarillo College (Amarillo, TX)

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

October 21, 2016: Open Workshop at the Rosa Parks Museum (Montgomery, AL).

  • Game offered: Montgomery 1956: White Supremacy, Civil Rights, and the Bus Boycott  

January 13-14, 2017: Winter Conference at University of Georgia (Athens, GA)

  • Games offered: Defining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945; Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman; Modernism vs. Traditionalism; Art in Paris, 1888-89​; Patriots, Loyalists and Revolution in New York City, 1775-76; and The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C.E.

April 7-8, 2017: Campus Workshop at Ashland University (Ashland, OH)

  • Games offered: Defining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945 and Patriots, Loyalists and Revolution in New York City, 1775-76

April 8-9, 2017: Regional Conference at University of California, San Diego (San Diego, CA)

  • Game offered: Rousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791