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Professor of Media, The Digital Academy, Bath Spa University

James Newman is a Professor in the Digital Academy, College of Liberal Arts at Bath Spa University. He is the author of numerous books on video games and gaming cultures including Videogames (Routledge 2004/2013 s edition); Playing with Videogames (Routledge 2008); and Best Before: Videogames, Supersession and Obsolescence (Routledge 2012), 100 Videogames (BFI Publishing 2007) and Teaching Videogames (2006 BFI Publishing). James is a co-founder of the UK’s National Videogame Archive, which is a partnership with the Science Museum, and a contributor to the GameCity family of projects. He is currently an advisor on the Game Metadata and Citation Project (University of California Santa Cruz) and a board member of the UK’s National Videogame Arcade. In 2015, James was awarded an EPSRC Sustainable Society Network + Researcher Mobility Grant to continue his research on video game history and preservation at Stanford University. His current work on game preservation and curation practice is supported by a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust research grant.


  • –present
    Professor and Senior Lecturer in Film, Media and Creative Computing, Bath Spa University