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  • Date and time: Saturday 8 June 2024, 5pm to 8pm
  • Location: In-person only
    York Centre for Print, Peasholme Green (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Use your power of imagination to bring to life York’s unique role in print history. Our interactive role-playing game session is set in 17th and 18th-century York and features women printers operating in the city.

Come along to get first-hand experience playing (or observing) a narrative-driven game led by researchers from the Universities of York and Edinburgh. The session will show how games help us reimagine, recover and bring to life local histories.

Suitable for ages 18+ and all experience levels - beginners encouraged! Come along and play, or join us as a spectator. Pre-booking required for both players and spectators.

About the game facilitators

Professor David Harper (he/him) is a Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. He works on Renaissance and Restoration literature from a book historical perspective. His book, Paradise Lost and the Making of English Literary Criticism (Routledge, 2024) explores the impact of Milton’s epic on the development of English literary studies. He is also a letterpress printer in his Mischiefe Press.

Janet MacKinnon (she/her) has been a Dungeon Master since 2013 and a player since 2005. She is a dabbler in many styles of nerddom: karate and fencing, cocktail and horror movie history, and writing, including some fan fiction but she won’t say where to find it. She works in Financial Services Technology as a Product Owner.

Dr Jane Raisch (she/her) is a Lecturer in Renaissance and Early Modern Literature in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. She principally works on the reception of ancient literature in 16th- and 17th-century Britain and Europe, but also researches the reception of games and the history of Renaissance printing.

Dr Rae Rosenberg (he/him) is a Lecturer in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a Ph.D. in Critical Human Geography from York University, and his work explores the contestations of living and forms of resistance amongst multiply marginalised LGBTQ2+ people, particularly through intersections with structures of racialisation, colonialism, and misogyny.


Thin Ice Press University of Edinburgh

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible