Dr. Angus A.A. Mol

Angus Mol is an assistant professor at the Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities. Here he teaches and does research, not only on how digital tools can be used in the study of cultures and societies, but also how digital media shape our engagement with the present and past. With a background in archaeology and as a co-founder of VALUE, his research and outreach specifically address the intersections of the past and video games. His previous publications have appeared at Sidestone Press and a number of international journals and handbooks. These include the first Interactive Past volume as well as work in theoretical and Caribbean archaeology and network studies. He also writes blogs and produces other media as Dr. Random on VALUE’s Interactive Pasts website.

External link: Angus A.A. Mol's Academia.edu profile

Books by Angus A.A. Mol

Return to the Interactive Past

The Interplay of Video Games and Histories

Edited by Csilla E. Ariese, Krijn H.J. Boom, Bram van den Hout, Angus A.A. Mol & Aris Politopoulos | 2021

A defining fixture of our contemporary world, video games offer a rich spectrum of engagements with the past. Beyond a source of entertainment, video games are cultural expressions that support and influence social interactions. Games…

The Interactive Past

Archaeology, Heritage, and Video Games

Edited by Angus A.A. Mol, Csilla E. Ariese, Krijn H.J. Boom & Aris Politopoulos | 2017

Video games, even though they are one of the present’s quintessential media and cultural forms, also have a surprising and many-sided relation with the past. From seminal series like Sid Meier’s Civilization or Assassin’s Creed…

The Connected Caribbean

A socio-material network approach to patterns of homogeneity and diversity in the pre-colonial period

Angus A.A. Mol | 2014

The modern-day Caribbean is a stunningly diverse but also intricately interconnected geo-cultural region, resulting partly from the islands’ shared colonial histories and an increasingly globalizing economy. Perhaps more importantly, before the encounter between the New…

Costly Giving, Giving Guaízas

Towards an organic model of the exchange of social valuables in the Late Ceramic Age Caribbean

Angus A.A. Mol | 2007

An Archaeology of Exchange is primarily an archaeology of human sociality and anti-sociality. Nevertheless, archaeological studies of exchange are numerous and varied, and archaeologists do not always approach exchange as a social mechanism, concentrating rather…

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