101 E. Seminary St.
Greencastle, IN, 46135-0037
Associate Professor of English
English, Early American literature, Native American literature, Puritans, Salem witchcraft, Digital humanities, Video games
Harry Brown works in Digital Humanities, which is the use of digital tools to do research in the Humanities – such as using computers to analyze patterns in historical texts. Humanities tend to lag behind other disciplines in using computer technology.
Brown is author of a book, Video Games in Education, which covers the intersection of video games and the Humanities. He has taught courses on video games as well as Medievalism in video games (the way the Middle Ages are represented in video games.)
Brown also wrote a short book, Golf Ball, published in February 2015, which is one of the first four in a series on Object Lessons. He wrote about the history and culture of golf balls, the game in general, way golf courses are designed, economic and historical shifts in golf, environmental footprint of golf, even extending to the rubber trade in Malaysia.