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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 836: The Middle Ages in Modern Games, IV: Teaching, Research, and Outreach through Networks and Entanglements

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Research, University of Winchester
Organisers:Robert Houghton, Department of History, University of Winchester
Mariana Lopez, Department of Theatre, Film & Television, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Paper 836-aPlayer-Archivist Entanglements: Engaging Video Game Lore Communities through Tangential Learning Tools
(Language: English)
Luca Panaro, Departments of Icelandic Studies & Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland / Institutt for lingvistiske og nordiske studier, Universitetet i Oslo
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 836-bHow to Model an Early Medieval Political System: A Survey and a Proposal
(Language: English)
Arturo Mariano Iannace, Scuola IMT Alti Studi, Lucca
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 836-cSonic Medievalisms in Audio Games: An Exploration of Design and Accessibility Strategies
(Language: English)
Mariana Lopez, Department of Theatre, Film & Television, University of York
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

Medievalist games have a vast potential as tools for teaching, research, and broader outreach work. They have the capacity to reach substantial audiences and through the unique interactions they provide, they can influence their players to a significant extent. With growing pressure internationally to demonstrate the value and impact of historical study, these approaches are becoming increasingly valuable. The papers in this session present a diverse range of approaches to teaching, research, and engagement through games of various kinds.