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The Lens, Ep. 4: Geography and Modernity in Game of Thrones

December 4, 2019

In 2019’s final episode of The Lens, UNC-Chapel Hill PhD Candidate Daniel Morgan joins co-hosts Gabe Moss and Garrett Wright again–this time to talk about the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. Tune in to … Read more

The Lens, Ep. 3: Simulating Holy War in Crusader Kings

November 20, 2019

In this episode, UNC-Chapel Hill PhD Candidate Daniel Morgan talks about simulations of the medieval past in the popular video game Crusader Kings II. Stay tuned for our next episode, which will feature another conversation with Daniel about Game of Thrones. Additional … Read more

The Lens, Ep. 2: Race and Orientalism in 300

November 4, 2019

In this episode, Digital History Lab co-director Gabe Moss talks about the ways in which Orientalism is deployed in the 1998 graphic novel 300 and its 2006 film adaptation. This is the second part of a two-part series on popular representations of … Read more

The Lens Ep. 1: Anachronism and Imperial Anxiety in Gladiator

October 21, 2019

The Digital History Lab is excited to announce the launch of our new podcast, The Lens: Historians and Popular Media. Co-hosted by Gabe Moss and Garrett Wright, each episode of The Lens will feature a conversation about one piece of popular media–films, … Read more