Historia Ludens: The Playing Historian

Alexander Von Lunen (Editor), Katherine J. Lewis (Editor), Benjamin Litherland (Editor), Patricia Cullum (Editor)

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This book aims to further a debate about aspects of "playing" and "gaming" in connection with history. Reaching out to academics, professionals and students alike, it pursues a dedicated interdisciplinary approach. Rather than only focusing on how professionals could learn from academics in history, the book also ponders the question of what academics can learn from gaming and playing for their own practice, such as gamification for teaching, or using "play" as a paradigm for novel approaches into historical scholarship. "Playing" and "gaming" are thus understood as a broad cultural phenomenon that cross-pollinates the theory and practice of history and gaming alike.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon & New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages294
ISBN (Electronic)9780429345616
ISBN (Print)9780367363864, 0367363860
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Approaches to History


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  • Historia Ludens

    Alexander Von Lunen (Organiser), Katherine Lewis (Member of programme committee), Benjamin Litherland (Member of programme committee) & Patricia Cullum (Member of programme committee)

    19 May 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

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