Coordinators

Dr Richard Cole is Lecturer in Digital Classics at the University of Bristol. His research focuses on how the history and culture of antiquity intersects with new media, in particular video games, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. Previously, he worked as a researcher on the multidisciplinary Virtual Reality Oracle project at the University of Bristol. Richard has published on the role of video games and historical fiction more broadly in shaping public perceptions of history.

Dr Xiaochun Zhang is Lecturer in Translation Studies at UCL. Her research interests lie primarily in audiovisual translation with a specific interest in video game localisation and accessibility. Currently, she is working on the AD4Games project which applies audio description in video games to enhance accessibility for players with vision loss.

Ms Claudia Jones is the Bristol Digital Game Lab intern studying in the Master of Arts in Black Humanities. She is a former librarian from the United States of America. Her research interests include Black historical narratives in video games, Black digital bodies, and games as archives.