This site is an example of how methods in the digital humanities help in understanding the
complexities with shared imaginary worlds. It focuses on Games Workshops Warhammer 40,000
its ‘lore’ is a challenge for both newcomers to the setting, as well as those already invested
it. To use this tool, please feel free to add content by focusing on an event within the lore,
add your ‘insight.’ This should be more than simply an opinion. It should be a well-thought
information that adds significance to the event. Most critically please point to at least one
published text (and add a page number, paragraph number, or ebook location).
My hopes are that certain key conversations will emerge as of interest and that as people add
insights, we will create a canvas of the most important texts that address these elements.
I will begin by offering the nature of the Emperor, his divinity, his origins, his fight with
etc., as a starting point. Other conversations might begin by charting all the references to the
lost primarchs and their legions. Or maybe we might discuss what happened to Dorn, or where Russ
As this tool develops, I will also add techniques for how to better articulate insights, as well
how to respond to the insights of others.