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Bob Whitaker is a history professor at Louisiana Tech University. 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

Posted by Bob Whitaker on Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:20:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
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.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:04:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
Historians John Harney and Bob Whitaker stream Ghost of Tsushima while discussing the game's historical setting and depiction of 13th-century Japan.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:54:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
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.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:30:00 EST in Console/PC, Serious
Historians Bob Whitaker and Anne Proctor consider Assassin's Creed II. Topics include Renaissance Florence, the Medici family, Leonardo da Vinci, popular historical fiction, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:48:00 EST in Console/PC, Serious
Historians Bob Whitaker and Chris Kempshall play and discuss the multiplayer WWI game Tannenberg. Topics include the Battle of Tannenberg, the Eastern Front in WWI, and the recent history of First World War games more generally.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:33:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
In this live stream, historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook explore and discuss Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour Ancient Greece.



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 ...