Victoria 3: How Historical Strategy Games Shape Views on the Past
The video game industry has had a profound influence on shaping public understanding of history, not least in the strategy genre. Aleksandrs Skulte discusses both the positives and pitfalls of “Victoria 3”, and the pedagogical opportunities this form of popular media presents.
The Walker Expedition: Unmanifested Destiny
Written by Sam Marks. In the earliest years of its founding, the United States of America underwent rapid expansion, driven by filibusters who held the belief that such aggressive territorial acquisition was destined. Sam Marks explores the colonisation efforts of William Walker and the ensuing uprising against his regime.
The King, the Colony and the Case of Patrice Lumumba
Written by Megan Sickmueller. A haunting legacy of King Leopold II of Belgium in the Congo, Megan Sickmueller tracks the country’s recent history and the fall of Patrice Lumumba.