Conferences & Events

Regional Conferences and Workshops

February 28-March 1, 2015: Campus Workshop at Frostburg State University (Frostburg, MD). 

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

Mar 8, 2015: Campus Workshop at Elizabeth City State University (Elizabeth City, NC).

Game offered: The Trial of Galileo: Aristotelianism, the "New Cosmology," and the Catholic Church, 1616-33

May 11-12, 2015: Campus Workshop at Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH).

Game offered: Patriots, Loyalists and Revolution in New York City, 1775-76

If you're interested in hosting a campus workshop or regional conference, please contact Jennifer Worth at, or 212-851-2112.

Annual Faculty Institute

June 11-14, 2015: Registration is now closed for the Fifteenth Annual Faculty Institute at Barnard College in New York City! We look forward to seeing you at our largest yearly event, where faculty and administrators gather from around the country to learn about "Reacting to the Past."  Institute offerings include 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. 

Games offered:

  • Challenging the USDA Food Pyramid
  • Charles Darwin, the Copley Medal and the Rise of Naturalism, 1861-64
  • The Collapse of Apartheid and the Dawn of Democracy in South Africa, 1993
  • Constantine and the Council of Nicaea
  • Frederick Douglass, Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Constitution: 1845
  • Greenwich Village, 1913: Suffrage, Labor and the New Woman
  • Mexico in Revolution, 1912-1920
  • Rousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791
  • The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C.
  • Patriots, Loyalists, and Revolution in New York City, 1775-76 
  • The Second Crusade: The War Council of Acre, 1148
  • Title IX and the American University

The proposals for concurrent sessions are now being accepted. Use these links to see the complete CFP, and to submit a proposal. The deadline for proposals is March 31, 2015.

Keep up to date with developments at the 2015 Annual Institute's homepage.

The basic schedule for this year is being completed and will be posted as soon as it is available. For a sample program, please visit the 2014 institute page.

RTTP Game Development Conference

July 15-18, 2015: Registration is now openFaculty interested in game design are encouraged to participate in the annual Game Development Conference (GDC),   hosted by the University of Georgia. July 15 is set aside for one-day/one-game play for those new to Reacting to the Past or new to a particular game, and July 16-18 will encompass the GDC itself. Full information about the GDC can be found here.