Historia Ludens: The Playing Historian

1st Edition

Alexander von Lünen, Katherine J. Lewis, Benjamin Litherland, Pat Cullum

September 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 336 Pages - 16 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367363864 - CAT# K442184
Series: Routledge Approaches to History


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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.

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