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EduMAP Policy Brief updates published

– EduMAP_POLICY_BRIEF-2 – GOOD PRACTICES OF ADULT EDUCATION FOR YOUNG ADULTS AT RISK OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION: TOWARDS ACTIVE PARTICIPATORY CITIZENSHIP EduMAP research findings show that young adults in vulnerable situations generally…

New version of “The Demon” (retrospectives, pt. 1)

My first book published in English was outcome of my PhD work conducted in late 1990s – The Demonic Texts and Textual Demons (Tampere University Press, 1999). As the subtitle hints (“The Demonic Tradition, the Self, and Popular Fiction”), this work was both a historically oriented inquiry into the demonic tradition across centuries, and an … Continue reading ”New version of “The Demon” (retrospectives, pt. 1)”

“How to study the impact of adult education: The EduMAP example”, a new article in the Adult Education and Development journal

Issue 85 (2018) of the international journal Adult Education and Development (AED) looks at the role and impact of adult education from a global perspective. The issue includes the article,…

New publication (in Finnish): Tiedonkeruun traditiot ja osallistuminen vapaan sivistystyön opintoihin: Vertailtavina Suomi, Ruotsi ja Tanska

“Tutkitun tiedon roolia yhteiskunnallisessa päätöksenteossa on viime vuosina pohdittu paljon ja edellytetty päätösten pohjautuvan luotettavaan tietoon. Suomen aikuiskoulutusta koskevat tiedonkeruun tavat ja tradititot ovat erilaisia eri koulutusmuodoissa ja verrattuna Ruotsin…

Tools for Trade

The key research infrastructures these days include e.g. access to online publication databases, and ability to communicate with your colleagues (including such prosaic things as email, file sharing and real-time chat). While an astrophysicist relies on satellite data and a physicist to a particle accelerator, for example, in research and humanities and human sciences is … Continue reading ”Tools for Trade”

Special Issue: Reflecting and Evaluating Game Studies – Games & Culture

This is now published: Games & Culture: Volume 12, Issue 6, September 2017 Special Issue: Reflecting and Evaluating Game Studies (http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/gaca/12/6) Guest Editors: Frans Mäyrä and Olli Sotamaa Articles Need for Perspective: Introducing the Special Issue “Reflecting and Evaluating Game Studies” by Frans Mäyrä & Olli Sotamaa (Free Access: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1555412016672780) The Game Definition Game: A … Continue reading ”Special Issue: Reflecting and Evaluating Game Studies – Games & Culture”

DiGRA-FDG 2016 Proceedings

The Full paper and Abstract Proceedings of the 1st International Joint Conference of DiGRA and FDG are now available online in the DiGRA digital library:
Abstract proceedings:
http://www.digra.org/digital-library/forums/13-abstracts-digra-fdg2106/
The …

Fafnir 4/2016 CFP

(Please spread the word) Call for Papers: FAFNIR 4/2016: SPECULATIVE FICTION IN COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research invites authors to submit papers for the upcoming edition 4/2016. Theme for the edition is “Speculative Fiction in Comics and Graphic Novels”. We invite papers that focus on speculative fiction … Continue reading ”Fafnir 4/2016 CFP”

Sanna Malinen’s PhD defence

Today researcher Sanna Malinen defended her PhD thesis in the University of Tampere. The opponent in the public defence was professor Pekka Räsänen from the University of Turku, professor Frans Mäyrä acted as the custos. The abstract and download link to the full, PDF version of the dissertation, titled Sociability and Sense of Community among … Continue reading ”Sanna Malinen’s PhD defence”

Year in review – my 2015 in game studies

The year 2015 was a busy year, and hard to summarise as it feels like there never really was any time to stop and reflect; thus I welcome this short review note as such opportunity. Much of my time this year was spent on administrative things, related processes, projects, work contracts and plans of restructuring … Continue reading ”Year in review – my 2015 in game studies”