A change in the culture of remembrance towards a digital-somatic phase is to be expected through immersive media such as “Witness Auschwitz”
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Public Historians and their Professional Identity
Videogames are a form of public history, for alongside other digital media, they are the major factor that shapes the historical consciousness of today.
The Moral of the Story: Red Dead Redemption 2
In 2010, the video game Red Dead Redemption took the Western genre into the 21st century. The now published sequel breaks with the eth…
Public History and Board Games
Games grow in history-related entertainment. While videogames have received the most attention, board games like Kolejka from Poland lead…
Gamification as a Miracle Cure for Public History?
Gamification is on everyone’s lips and it’s industry is booming. It is changing the teaching of history in schools and in public. Are there any limits to gamification when teaching history?
“Of Monsters and Men” – Shoah in Digital Games
D-Day 1944, charging out of the landing-craft right into the chaotic hell of Omaha Beach. After only a few metres the screen goes dark, I have been shot – and not for the last time. Digital Games.
Digital Past: ”Historical Desire” revisited
A few weeks ago, an interesting debate about digital games involving historical subjects took place during the “History Talk in the Super 7000.” According to historian Angela Schwarz, the average German gamer is 40 years old and almost half of all …
Kriegsspiel mit Herz? Computer Games zum Ersten Weltkrieg
Abstract: “Wollten Sie auch immer schon einmal pestverseuchte Kühe auf Ihre Gegner werfen?”1 Diesen provokanten Titel trägt eine Publikation zu Computer Games mit historischem Bezug. Er verweist auf das… Read More ›