I’m Glaire Anderson, award-winning author and researcher in the history and visual culture of the medieval Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and founding leader of the Digital Lab for Islamic Visual Culture & Collections

My mission is to make Islamic architecture, art and history accessible to all through education, video games/XR+, and GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums).  

Video games for Islamic art & history

I work with game developers and GLAM professionals who share my values and aims.

Recently I collaborated on the new in-game educational feature for Assassin’s Creed Mirage (Ubisoft, October 5 2023).

Assassin’s Creed Mirage (Ubisoft, 2023)

‘Abbas b. Firnas

My second book, A Bridge to the Sky, will be published by Oxford University Press. It explores early Islamic science and visual culture through the career of the 9th c. polymath ‘Abbas Ibn Firnas, remembered today as an early Islamic ‘scientist,’ and for his experiment in early gliding flight.

A Bridge to the Sky (Oxford University Press, October 2023)

To receive occasional updates and opportunities focused on Islamic visual culture, video games, and GLAM, join my community list below: