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Games and History

  • Room 301, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University Rosamond Street West Manchester, England, M15 United Kingdom (map)

2017’s Assassin’s Creed Origins took the game franchise to the world of Egypt at the time of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar. Not only does the game recreate the landscape of ancient Egypt, a standalone educational mode – Discovery Tour – allows players to roam the country, to learn about the history and archaeology of daily life at the time. But how useful is the game and the Tour to those interested in ancient Egypt?

In this seminar, Dr Jennifer Cromwell will explore how – and how successfully – the game unites the worlds of gaming, digital humanities, and Egyptology.

Earlier Event: May 15
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