Gamers, heroines and heroes – Representations of women and men in games – Athena Project at the Video Games Conference
On April 20th 2023, the Institute of Media, Journalism and Social Communication of Jan Kochanowski University of Kielce hosted the 4th edition of the national scientific conference “Video Games, Media, Communication, Entertainment”. The event gathered researchers from all of Poland, including Krakow, Łódź, Warsaw and Opole. It was also an opportunity to present the Athena Project! Weronika Sałek and Natalia Walkowiak from the Institute of Media, Journalism and Social Communication, members of the Athena team, presented a paper entitled “Gamers, heroines and heroes – representations of women and men in games”. They were able to present the main goal of ATHENA, which is to analyze and develop new solutions for the development of the research potential of European Union scientific institutions based on a balanced policy towards gender equality in science, whilst drawing attention to the broad issue of gender equality, including in games.