Digital Conversation: History and Games

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Part of International Games Week

Are games the new costume drama? How are different periods of world history represented in games? And what can they bring to our understanding of the past?

Join us for an exciting discussion featuring:
  • Toni Brasting, Creative Partnerships Manager at Wellcome Trust, who collaborates with games studios, designers and scientific researchers to create games that inspire conversations about health
  • Andrew Burn, Professor of Media Education at the UCL Institute of Education, who will launch MissionMaker Beowulf, a digital platform which empowers students to make 3-D adventure games
  • James Delaney founder and Managing Director of BlockWorks, who built Fire1666 for the Museum of London, to mark the 350th anniversary of London's Great Fire
  • Rob McLachlan, founder of Lost Forest Games and creator of Winter Hall, a narrative exploration game about the legacy of the Black Death, which was awarded second place in Developing Beyond (a games development challenge set up by Epic Games and The Wellcome Trust)
  • Nick Webber, Associate Professor at Birmingham City University, whose research explores the impact of virtual worlds and online games on the practice of history
  • Stella Wisdom, Digital Curator for Contemporary British Collections at the British Library, who has collaborated on multiple games initiatives.

In partnership with The National Archives and Wellcome

Image: Winter Hall by Lost Forest Games


Name: Digital Conversation: History and Games
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £6.00
Member: £6.00
Senior 60+: £5.00
Student: £4.00
Registered Unemployed: £4.00
Under 18: £4.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546