Bob Whitaker's Blog
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.
Historian Bob Whitaker talks with Maxime Durand, Ubisoft's resident historian, about Assassin's Creed: Origins. Topics include historical research, Ancient Egypt, and using games for education.
Historian John Harney and Professor Michael Dylan Foster of University of California, Davis discuss Japanese folklore and yokai in Team Ninja’s Nioh.
Historian Bob Whitaker talks with Tracy Fullerton about Walden, a game. Topics include Henry David Thoreau's life and work, historical accuracy in games, the context of life in the 1840s, civil disobedience, and bean farming.
History teachers Bob Whitaker, John Harney, and Jeremiah McCall talk about using Twine and other game development tools for history classes. Topics include student made games, the development process with history students, and accessibility.
Historians Bob Whitaker and Kyle Shelton discuss Urban Empire. Topics include city building games, the history of urban development, and the politics of big cities.
Historians Bob Whitaker and John Harney discuss the reveal of Call of Duty WWII and the recent games they've been playing. Topics include history, public memory, and Irish accents in Nioh.
Bob Whitaker's Comments
[Blog - 03/02/2015 - 05:26]
I think this essay raises ...
I think this essay raises an important point about all games, not just historical ones. I would say that historical games, on the whole, tend to be more aware of diversity than non-historical games. Assassin 's Creed Freedom Cry and Liberation are the most obvious examples, but there are a ...
[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 ...