Old Site

This is the site for a previous version of the workshop - to see the site for NHT 2023 please see here

Deadline extended

The deadline for NHT 22 has been extended by 1 week to the end of the day AoE Friday 13th May in order to give our authors time to refine their submissions.

Workshop Description

The Narrative and Hypertext (NHT) workshops aim 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. It is the longest running workshop series at ACM Hypertext – running since 2011 – and has fostered numerous collaborations which have led to work published in the main conference as well as serving as an important discussion point for important issues facing the community. NHT has worked hard to serve as a focus point for the wider narrative and hypertext community and with NHT’s sister workshop AIS (Authoring for Interactive Storytelling) the intention is to act as a bridge to increase collaboration between the interactive narrative and hypertext research communities.

AIS2020 kickstarted work on a new edited volume focused on the Authoring Problem for interactive digital narratives, this is now in production, and this year NHT22 invites open contributions related to the topics within the book, these are concerned with the technical and craft difficulties of writing complex interactive texts, and designing and building the software to support that process.

Researchers and practitioners working with hypertext or narrative are invited to attend this workshop. Participants are asked to submit a short (between 2 and 5 pages) position paper on their current work. The planned event is a half day virtual workshop with sessions based around short presentations of the paper submissions from attendees, with emphasis on Q&A and discussion.