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I am an interdisciplinary scholar of ancient history, with a particular interest in the way that history has been framed, represented, and received in a range of media, from ancient historiography to contemporary historical fiction. My research brings together interests in Classical Reception, media theory, and historiography with sociological theories of framing to investigate modes of historical understanding as they are presented in literature, film, and digital media.
Currently, I am working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ancient Greek History and Virtual Reality on the AHRC-funded Project ‘The Virtual Reality Oracle (VRO): An Immersive Experience of the Ancient Greek Oracle at Dodona'. Alongside this, I am researching for a project that includes an assessment of the way video games are shaping new forms of public history. I am also the co-director of the Bristol Digital Game Lab.
My PhD (University of Bristol, 2019) made the case for the existence of the ‘historical frame’, defined as an (in)tangible border around historical materials that shapes their reception. I used this concept to explore the interplay between history and fiction in novels and plays set in late antiuqity.
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1/06/20 → 31/05/23
Cole, R. A., 1 Sep 2022, In: Games and Culture. 17, 6, p. 915–928 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Special issue (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile26 Downloads (Pure)
Cole, R. A., 3 Nov 2021, Paratextualizing Games : Investigations on the Paraphernalia and Peripheries of Play. Beil, B., Freyermuth, G. S. & Schmidt, H. C. (eds.). Berlin: Transcript Verlag, p. 97-130 34 p. (Studies of Digital Media Culture).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter in a bookOpen AccessFile51 Downloads (Pure)
Cole, R. A., 1 Dec 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Rethinking History. 24, 3-4, 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile19 Downloads (Pure)