Anne Ladyem McDivitt

Anne Ladyem McDivitt

Anne Ladyem McDivitt

U.S. History: video game history, digital history, public history, 20th century US history, technology, gender

Anne Ladyem McDivitt is a current doctoral student at George Mason University in the history department. In the past, she served as a Digital History Fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. She graduated with her BA in history and MA in public history from the University of Central Florida. Her research interests are digital history, public history, and 20th Century United States History, with a focus on video game history and gender in the United States. 

Current Research

Anne Ladyem McDivitt is currently writing her doctoral dissertation, which focuses on video game history in the 1970s and 1980s. 

Grants and Fellowships

Digital History Fellowship, 2013-2015

Courses Taught

HIST 390: The Digital Past

Education

PhD, History, George Mason University.

Master of Arts, Public History, University of Central Florida, 2013.

Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Central Florida, 2010.

Recent Presentations

"Cutesy Games and Pac-Man Fever"—Southwest Popular Popular/American Culture Association Conference, February 2018.

“What Can You Expect from a Guy in Charge of Joysticks?” The Masculine Realm and Video Games in the United States—Florida Conference of Historians, St. Augustine, Florida. Februrary 1st, 2014.

In the Media

Dyer County native selected to intern at Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, Dyersburg State Gazette, June 25, 2017.

An Out of This World Internship at NASM, Smithsonian OFI, June 28, 2017.