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.
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.
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.
In this live stream, historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook explore and discuss Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour Ancient Greece.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Bob Whitaker talks with Dr. Roger Launius about Kerbal Space Program. Topics include the history of the Apollo Program, the Space Race, the Cold War, and Apollo 11.
Historians John Harney and Maggie Greene discuss Creative Assembly's latest Total War title, Three Kingdoms. Topics include the Three Kingdoms period, Confucianism, and Chinese literature and cultural history.
Bob Whitaker talks with archaeologist Andrew Reinhard about Heaven's Vault, the latest game from Inkle Studios. Topics include archaeology, the depiction of archaeologists in games, parsing ancient languages, and artifact colonialism.
Bob Whitaker's Comments
[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 ...