Feb 2

History through Game Development — The Migrants' Chronicles: 1892

Fri, February 2, 2024 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h) • Weitz 133
Come learn about and play test the just launched educational history game The Migrants’ Chronicles: 1892, a project collaboratively developed by the University of Luxembourg, Cologne Game Lab, and Carleton College, incorporating research and mapping work by Charlie Solomon ’25 and Caitlin McWilliams ’25. The Migrants’ Chronicles is a digital history game aimed at middle grade students (11-14 years old) in which players actively learn about migration history. Like the classic text-based game Oregon Trail, TMC allows players to confront the difficult choices historical migrants had to navigate in order to successfully leave their homes, travel long distances, and arrive safely in a new country, but updated to reflect the latest advances in technology, game design, and pedagogical strategies.
Austin Mason, Director of Digital Arts & Humanities & Lecturer in History, will introduce the game and development process along with collaborators Marie-Paule Jungblut and Johannes Pause, after which attendees will have a chance to play test and provide feedback on the game.

Marie-Paule Jungblut is a distinguished public historian.  She is known for her intellectual and practical leadership in pushing traditional museum boundaries, both in the subject of exhibitions and in the means used by museums to engage audiences, both in person and virtually.  As chief curator of the Luxembourg City Historical Museum, she created many international traveling exhibitions. She also served as vice director of the Museums of the City of Luxembourg.

Johannes Pause is a research scientist and deputy head of the “Bachelor in Animation” program at the Université du Luxembourg. After completing his doctorate at the Free University of Berlin, he worked as a research assistant and substitute professor in Gießen, Trier, Dresden and Mannheim. His research focuses, among other things, on political cinema, the media cultures of the Cold War, and the cultural and imaginative history of isolation.

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Event Contact: Mary Drew

Event Summary

History through Game Development — The Migrants' Chronicles: 1892
  • When
    • Friday, February 2, 2024
    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm (1h)
  • Where
    • Weitz 133
  • Mode
    • In-Person
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  • Intended For: General Public, Students, Faculty, Staff
  • Categories: Lecture/Panel

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