Selected paper presentations

On this page you will find a selection of my paper presentations, which are in connection with my thinking about the Cyborg Mermaid. More can be found via AcademiaGoogle Scholar and Research Gate.


Nehalenia’s Nachleben: A Celtic-Roman Goddess in the 21st Century – July 6 2021 at the International Medieval Congress 2021, University of Leeds, UK.

Playing (With) Alfred: An ‘Auti-Ethnographic’ Analysis of the Portrayal of Alfred the Great (849-899) in Two 21st-Century Computer Games – July 9 2020 at the International Medieval Congress 2021, University of Leeds, UK.

Collaging / Mindmapping / Zine making with your research [workshop] at the International Medieval Congress 2020, University of Leeds, UK.

#KingAlfred – the historical re-imagination of King Alfred of Wessex (847/49-899) in early 21st century multimedia – 25th Medieval Studies Day, November 8 2019 at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

‘Sinful Women’, 3D Mermaids in Medieval Churches vs on Social Media – July 3 2019 at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK.

Ariel’s Symphony: the Gamification of Soto Zen for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders​ – ​Ludo2018, the ​Seventh European Conference on Video Game Music and Sound​, ​April 13th-15th 2018 at HMT Leipzig​, ​Germany​. 

Selkies: from fireplace to cyberspace​ – Keltisch Colloquium 2019, Stichting A. G. van Hamel voor Keltische Studies, May 11 2019 at Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands. 

AELFRAED! – Pitch the Past. – The Interactive Pasts conference. October 8-10 , 2018, Hilversum, the Netherlands.

The Zombie Mermaid​ – International Interdisciplinary Conference on Art, May 9th-11th 2018 at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, Serbia. 

Techne as a voice for people with (selective) mutism​, INservice, November 6-8 2017, Malle, Belgium.  

Between Ningyo and Māmeido, a Japanese mermaid’s transformation with Vocaloid Voice​ – Conference on Mermaids, Maritime Folklore, and Modernity, ​October 24th-27th 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

The Queer Mermaid, Non-monogamy in computer games​ – 2nd Non-Monogamies and Contemporary Intimacies Conference – 31 August – 2 September 2017 at the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna, Austria. 

The Bubbling Mermaid​, Lapsody 2017, May 24-17, Helsinki, Finland. 

Mythology, Cryptozoology & Gameplay: Shifting gears of mermaid character design through science​ – Researching Games BarCamp, April 28-29 2017, Berlin, Germany. 

The Cyborg Mermaid, or: how techne can help the misfits fit in​ – Second International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots, December 19-20 2016, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, United Kingdom. 

Keynote: The Cyborg Mermaid​, INservice Autism, November 10th 2016, Malle, Belgium. 

Celtic Mermaids between Longing and Belonging​, the XV International Symposium of

Societas Celtologica Nordica, August 24−26 2016, Helsinki, Finland. 

The Bisexual Mermaid, Andersen’s fairy tale as an allegory of the bi-romantic sexual outsider? ​– the Third European Bisexual Conference, July 28-31 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

The Queer Mermaid, an alternative approach towards LGBTQ+ in computer games​ – the Third European Bisexual Conference, July 28-31 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 

Hellen(ist)ic Mermaids between Longing and Belonging​ – Symposium on Southeastern European Studies, March 21-24 2016, Athens, Greece. 

Mermaids in Games​ – Ludo2015, Learning from Video Game Music, April 9-10 2015, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands.