Children's Playground Games and Songs in the New Media Age: Interim Conference

4 January 2010

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Children's Playground Games and Songs in the New Media Age


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Thursday 25th February 2010

 10:00am – 4:30pm

Large Seminar Room, London Knowledge Lab

This exciting project began in April 2009, under the AHRC’s Beyond Text programme. Its aims are to digitize the Opies’ sound archive of playground games at the British Library, and develop a website; to study games and songs in playgrounds in London and Sheffield, adding material from this study to the BL website; and to adapt a suite of playground games for an interactive play tool such as the Nintendo Wii.

This seminar will offer early presentations from the project, and will also be a chance to hear from prominent researchers in this field.

A detailed programme for the seminar will be finalised in due course.

To RSVP, please email by 15th February 2010










Arts & Humanities Research Council: Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,000 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. Arts and humanities researchers constitute nearly a quarter of all research-active staff in the higher education sector. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. See Arts & Humanities Research Council website.