Samuel McCready

Contract Instructor

Degrees:B.A. History (Carleton), M.A. History (Carleton)

I am a PhD candidate in the Communication and Culture program at York University in Toronto, Canada. My research looks at digital historical games and their potential uses in education. In particular, I am interested in games that provide their players with an opportunity to ask and address critical questions about the formal styles of historical representation, historical legitimacy, authorship, positionality and ideology. I am also interested in how digital games offer access to the past via interactive play and the implications of this for the making and consuming of history by broader public. My research aims to bring together work done on digital historical games as well as participant-based research on game-based learning.