Game of Thrones conference at Hatfield's University of Hertfordshire hailed a success

PUBLISHED: 09:36 12 September 2017

Keynote speaker Prof. Rikke Schubart speaks at the Game Of Thrones conference at the University of Hertfordshire. Picture: Danny Loo

Keynote speaker Prof. Rikke Schubart speaks at the Game Of Thrones conference at the University of Hertfordshire. Picture: Danny Loo

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Hatfield's University of Hertfordshire has lauded the world's first international Game of Thrones conference which was held on its site.

Last week’s event saw fans from as far away as New Zealand flock to the De Havilland Campus to uncover the secrets of the show’s success.

The university’s Kim Akass, conference co-organiser, said: “It included contributions from international scholars addressing the series’ overwhelming success and provided scholarly insight into some of the most prominent themes.

Keynote speaker Prof. Rikke Schubart speaks at the Game Of Thrones conference at the University of Hertfordshire. Picture: Danny LooKeynote speaker Prof. Rikke Schubart speaks at the Game Of Thrones conference at the University of Hertfordshire. Picture: Danny Loo

“They included the representation of gender, motherhood, politics and power, death and trauma as well as explorations into its international popularity and the diversity of its fan base.”

She added that the university was very lucky to have keynote speeches from prominent GoT scholars, including professor Anne Gjelsvik, associate professor Rikke Schubart and professor Martin Barker.

Keynote speaker Prof. Rikke Schubart speaks at the Game Of Thrones conference at the University of Hertfordshire. Picture: Danny LooKeynote speaker Prof. Rikke Schubart speaks at the Game Of Thrones conference at the University of Hertfordshire. Picture: Danny Loo

Keynote speaker Prof. Rikke Schubart speaks at the Game Of Thrones conference at the University of Hertfordshire. Picture: Danny LooKeynote speaker Prof. Rikke Schubart speaks at the Game Of Thrones conference at the University of Hertfordshire. Picture: Danny Loo

Attendees to the the Game Of Thrones conference debate the issues at the University of Hertfordshire. Picture: Danny LooAttendees to the the Game Of Thrones conference debate the issues at the University of Hertfordshire. Picture: Danny Loo

Keynote speaker Prof. Rikke Schubart speaks at the Game Of Thrones conference at the University of Hertfordshire. Picture: Danny LooKeynote speaker Prof. Rikke Schubart speaks at the Game Of Thrones conference at the University of Hertfordshire. Picture: Danny Loo

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