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2014 Faculty & Staff News

Dr. Steven Isaac's "Game of Thrones" research receives national attention

June 5, 2014

Dr. Steven Isaac
Dr. Steven Isaac, Professor of History

Dr. Steven Isaac's essay on the parallels between a recent episode of Game of Thrones and medieval history received national attention. Isaac researched recorded accounts of medieval trials by combat and linked certain details to a duel in the mega-popular HBO series. The story was published in: 

It also received some international coverage

post on Longwood's Buzz site received record-breaking attention, garnering more than 10,000 Facebook shares. The full essay was linked to from several of the national publications.