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Data-based approaches to local and global video game cultures – opportunities, challenges, future directions Workshop


Venue: Leipzig University Library
Dates: Sept. 12-13, 2017


Whether it is meta-data or data-based research projects, videogames and videogame culture confront us with many challenges in fields like videogame data management, metadata, authority files and data-driven videogame research. Organized collaboratively by the diggr-project ( and the exchange project “Japan’s videogames between the local and the global”, the international workshop “Japan’s Videogame Culture Data I” aims to discuss these challenges - bringing together experts from various places and disciplines to think about ways to overcome them collaboratively.

The workshop will feature a series of 20min presentations on ongoing projects, followed by q&a, during the public event on Sept. 12th. The second day will be non-public and focuses on discussing common ground and possible collaborations.

The workshop is made possible with funding from the DFG and the DAAD.


Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Public Presentations
“Challenges for data-based approaches to videogame culture”

13:00 - 13:15 Welcome and Introduction

13:15 - 14:15 Team diggr

14:15 - 14:30 break

14:30 - 15:30 Peter Chan, Winfried Bergmeyer

15:30 - 15:45 break

15:45 - 16:45 Hosoi Koichi, Fukuda Kazufumi, Inoue Akito (Ritsumeikan)

16:45 - 17:00 break

17:00 - 18:00 Jin-Ha Lee, Magnus Pfeffer

18:30 - dinner, venue tba.


Wednesday, Sept. 13 – Internal Workshop
“Future collaboration”

Please send us ideas, possible issues, questions you would like to discuss.

For questions, please write to:

Additional post-workshop program

In addition to our own event, we invite you to join us to visit the conference "Kulturgut Computerspiel... (Computer Games as Cultural Artifacts)", organized by the Computerspielmuseum Berlin on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. The conference will take place on 14.-15. September (Thursday and Friday). For details, please see:

Please indicate whether you are interested and able to join us in Leipzig this coming September.
We look forward to the discussion!