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Bob Whitaker's Blog   Expert Blogs

 

Bob Whitaker is a history professor at Collin College. He is the creator of the video series and podcast History Respawned, which features professional historians discussing historical video games. You can follow Bob on twitter @whitakeralmanac.

 

Expert Blogs

Historians Bob Whitaker, Chris Dietrich, and Joe Parrott discuss Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Topics include the Cold War in the 1980s, Operation Fracture Jaw, and the game's depiction of Ronald Reagan.


Historians Bob Whitaker and Daniel Melleno discuss Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Topics include the history of the Viking Age, raiding monasteries, Paganism vs. Christianity, Viking slavery, Norse Mythology, and Vikings in popular culture.


Historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook discuss Hades from Supergiant Games. Topics include Greek mythology, the Greek underworld, the gods of Olympus, and the Greek gods in popular culture.


Historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook discuss Troy: A Total War Saga. Topics include history and myth, the Iliad, Bronze Age civilization, and ancient combat.


Historians John Harney and Bob Whitaker stream Ghost of Tsushima while discussing the game's historical setting and depiction of 13th-century Japan.


Historians Bob Whitaker and Ned Richardson-Little discuss the historical strategy game Through the Darkest of Times. Topics include the history of resistance to the Nazi regime, political ideology in the Third Reich, persecuted groups, and paper hoarding.



Bob Whitaker's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 01/14/2014 - 08:04]

I 'm a history professor, ...

I 'm a history professor, and I 've used Oregon Trail several times in my US history survey. When it comes to history, I think students have a difficult time putting themselves in the perspective of people in the past. I think games offer a quick and easy way to ...