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HT-50025-09Digital Humanities: Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital HumanitiesUniversity of South Carolina Research FoundationHumanities Gaming Institute: Serious Games for Research and Pedagogy7/1/2009 - 5/31/2011$232,096.00DuncanA.Buell   University of South Carolina Research FoundationColumbiaSC29208-0001USA2009Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralInstitutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital HumanitiesDigital Humanities23209602320960

A three-week institute on the role of immersive, interactive technologies and games within the context of the humanities, with a year of follow-up support for the twenty participants.

We propose a three-week Institute on Humanities Gaming to develop the intellectual frameworks necessary to support gaming as an active area of humanities research and pedagogy. Our institute aims to reduce the technical barriers to the adoption of gaming as a research and teaching platform by leveraging investments in the infrastructure of computing and digital media. The institute will (a) investigate the cognitive components of games that inform and enable successful game play, including immersive structure, rule governance, interactivity, and simulation; (b) provide hands-on research into existing serious games from a variety of fields, including history, literature, linguistics, philosophy, and economics; (c) produce, under the guidance of experienced game developers, games that can scale to meet participants' research and teaching needs in the humanities.