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Virtual Reality Beyond the 'Time Machine' – A Manifesto

A new article published in Public History Weekly, is co-written by Gary Mills and a team of European colleagues who are working on the topic of virtual reality (VR) in historical culture.


VR experiences are rapidly developing in many spheres of historical culture. Often promoted as a ‘time machine’, VR reputedly allows users to feel immediacy and an emotional connection to digitally reconstructed spaces and events of the past. Its immersive potential is expected to not only reach new audiences, but to also enable a more engaged involvement with the represented past.

Visit the publisher's website to read the article.

Gary Mills is an Associate Professor of History Education. He is co-convenor of the Centre for International Education Research and his research is centred on the teaching of the Holocaust and other genocides.

Posted on Wednesday 25th October 2023

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