Dr Alexander von Lünen, Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Huddersfield, took part in a panel on History and Gaming at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Atlanta, GA, USA on January 8, 2016. The panel featured historians from various strands who are interested in games in historical scholarship. Dr von Lünen talked about using the concept of “playing” to approach digital history. See https://www.academia.edu/20110170/Its_just_a_game_–_Digital_History_as_play for the manuscript of his presentation.
Also participating in the session were Andrew Salvati (Rutgers University), Dr John Harney (Centre College, KY), Prof Lisa Rosner (Stockton University) and Dr Robert Whitaker (Louisiana Tech University), who also published a piece in the AHA’s Perspectives on History on history and gaming: http://historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/january-2016/backward-compatible-gamers-as-a-public-history-audience
Dr Whitaker is also the creator of the History Respawned YouTube channel, a series of videos in which historians play computer games and comment on their historic content.