Call for Papers

Narrative and Hypertext 2021

Workshop on narrative systems

To be held in conjunction with Hypertext 2021, Dublin

This workshop aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum to bring together individuals from the humanities and technological communities to share work and discuss state-of-the-art research on narrative from both a technical and aesthetic perspective.The focus of this year will be "The Narrative Systems and Interactive Digital Narrative Research Community". We are part of a wide reaching research community that stretches from Hypertext, to interactive storytelling, to electronic literature, to game based storytelling, and computational narrative. In this years edition of NHT we wish to host a discussion and debate on the disperate parts of this community, how they connect, and particularly their connections to Hypertext. How do these different views of IDN connect with one another? How can an understanding of these connections inform practice and research across all the communities? How can we better understand the geography of our wider research community?

Towards this end the workshop will be a half day discussion on this topic. While this will be an open discussion it will also be led by invited speakers - we ask that participants who would like to speak at the workshop submit an abstract of up to 300 words (to the organisers by email) describing your thoughts with regards to these communities and their relationships. The expectation is that time will be provided on the day for accepted abstracts to be presented.


Researchers and practitioners working with hypertext or narrative are invited to attend this workshop. Participants who would like to speak at the workshop are invited to submit a abstract. All attendees will need to register as participants with the host Hypertext 2021 conference.


This will be an online workshop held over a platform to be specified closer to the event. Discussions at the workshop will be led by invited speakers, but an open discussion will follow.

Submission Details

Abstracts to speak at the workshop should be up to 300 words in plain text by 9th August 2021 to Charlie Hargood at Submitted abstracts will be reviewed for relevance by the organisers and selected invited speakers will be notified by 16th August and their abstracts posted to the website.

Important Dates:

  • 9th August: Abstract Submissions Due
  • 16th August: Notification of acceptance
  • 30th August: Workshop


you have any questions please feel free to contact the organisers:

Charlie Hargood:

David Millard: