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Bob Whitaker is a history professor at Collin College. 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.

 

Expert Blogs

Posted by Bob Whitaker on Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:45:00 EST in Console/PC, Serious
Historians Bob Whitaker and Daniel Melleno discuss Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Topics include the history of the Viking Age, raiding monasteries, Paganism vs. Christianity, Viking slavery, Norse Mythology, and Vikings in popular culture.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Thu, 05 Nov 2020 11:05:00 EST in Console/PC, Serious
Historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook discuss Hades from Supergiant Games. Topics include Greek mythology, the Greek underworld, the gods of Olympus, and the Greek gods in popular culture.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:20:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
Historians Bob Whitaker and Kate Cook discuss Troy: A Total War Saga. Topics include history and myth, the Iliad, Bronze Age civilization, and ancient combat.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:04:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
Historians John Harney and Bob Whitaker stream Ghost of Tsushima while discussing the game's historical setting and depiction of 13th-century Japan.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:54:00 EDT in Console/PC, Serious
Historians Bob Whitaker and Ned Richardson-Little discuss the historical strategy game Through the Darkest of Times. Topics include the history of resistance to the Nazi regime, political ideology in the Third Reich, persecuted groups, and paper hoarding.


Posted by Bob Whitaker on Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:30:00 EST in Console/PC, Serious
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.



Bob Whitaker's Comments

Comment In: [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 ...