BRAAAAAAAINS: Archaeology and Philosophy of Zombies in Games

These are not the zombies you’ve fragged! Archaeologist Dr. Tyr Fothergill and Ethicist Dr. Catherine Flick take you on a historical zombie adventure beyond Romero’s shambling hordes and stories about Haitian voodoo. Did you know that the D&D wondrous item: Hand of Glory was inspired by real artifacts from Western Europe? Or that miasmic "zombification" in many video games reflects medieval ideas of contagion? Also, find out how zombies play a role in current neuroscience and ethics research!


Dr. Tyr Fothergill [Research Fellow, Human Brain Project, De Montfort University], Dr. Catherine Flick [Senior Lecturer in Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University]