Talks/Media

2023

History Respawned

Assassin’s Creed Mirage Codex and the History of Baghdad with Dr. Glaire Anderson,’ History Respawned, November 20 2023.

Walton, Millie. “Rebuilding Baghdad – in the New Assassin’s Creed.” Apollo Magazine, October 11, 2023.

Morgan, John. “Interview with Glaire Anderson.” Times Higher Education (THE), October 12, 2023.

‘Interview with Glaire Anderson, on Working on the New Assassin’s Creed Mirage’. The Nine. Glasgow, Scotland: BBC Scotland, 11 July 2023.

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“Video Games and the Work of Islamic Art History,” Research Seminar in Islamic Art (ReSIA), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London – School of Arts, May 2023

“Introducing the Digital Lab for Islamic Visual Culture & Collections,” January, 2023

2022

“Finding Your Ideal Collaborator: Perspectives from Games Industry Collaborations,” Industry Engagement – the Value for Your PhD and Beyond, University of Edinburgh, December 2022

Islamic Art & History in a Game Environment: Digital Munya 2.0,” Creative Informatics Showcase, October, 2022

“Paradoxes & Double Speak: responding to Howardena Pindell’s work on art world racism,” Panel Discussion, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, April, 2022

“Digital Divas: Using the Unity Game Engine to Explore Musical Performance in Early Islamic Spain,” Experimental (and Experiential) Art History panel. Medieval Academy of America annual conference, March 2022

“Historical Visualisation Using Games: Decolonising the Curriculum,” Digital Schoolhouse Ingenuity Day, January 2022

2021

Andalusia’s Great Inventor: Ibn Firnas,” Arts in Isolation Podcast (Asia House/Barakat Trust, December

“Diversifying Wikipedia’s History of Science & Technology,” Promoting Public Scholarship in Middle East History II: #StudentsofIslamicArt – Wikipedia & Open Pedagogy in the Middle East Studies Classroom, Middle East Studies Association Virtual Annual Meeting, December

Remembering ‘Abbas Ibn Firnas: How a Medieval Polymath’s Career Suggests a More Diverse History of Science, Technology, & Visual Culture’, Bulletin, Spain-North Africa Project, October

‘Episode 26: The One Where We Talk To Dr. Glaire Anderson’ [on working at the intersections of the digital, history, art and architecture,’ , Michael and Myles (M&M) podcast, August. 

“Toward diverse global histories of science and technology: new strategies for displaying and interpreting Islamic instruments for wider audiences,” Science in the Service of Religion panel. 26th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Prague, July.

Two Islamic Bronzes with Al-Mulk Inscription (c. 10th Century‪)‬‘, Empire Lines podcast

Digital Humanities + Islamic Visual Culture, Panel organiser (with Matt Saba, MIT), College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, February 10-13

‘Pyxis of al-Mughira’, Les Enquêtes du Louvr‪e podcast‬

2020

Fellowship Applications Panel discussion, International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) Online Mentoring Session.

“From Google to Gaming: Islamic Architecture In and Outside the Ivory Tower,” AKPIA@MIT 3rd Virtual Reunion. View the abstract here.

The Alhambra: A History:  Panel discussion on Newstalk’s Talking History (with Dr Patrick Geoghegan of Trinity College Dublin). 

2019

‘Wonders That Prove the Wisdom of the Merciful’: Instruments of Science and Visual Culture in the Age of the Great Caliphs’, Science and Religion Seminar, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh

‘Subtle Inventions and Marvelous Innovations: ‘Abbas Ibn Firnas, Craft, and Intellect in al-Andalus’, Khalili Research Centre, Oxford University

2017

“Flight of Fancy,” Carolina Arts & Sciences Magazine

2016

“Scientists as ‘Makers’? Exploring Art & Science in Islamic Spain,” Thursby Distinguished Lecture, Florida State University

“The Arts & Science in Early Islamic Spain,” Courtauld Institute of Art

“A Muslim Daedalus: Caliphal Science & Design,” University of Pennsylvania

Celestial & Poetic Bodies: ‘Abbas Ibn Firnas & Cordoban Spaces of Science,” University of Wisconsin-Madison

”The Medieval Mediterranean Reframed: Early Islamic Cordoba at the Center,” University of California-Davis

2015

Landscape of Sovereignty: the Villa in Umayyad Córdoba,” Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Harvard University, 2015.

“New Technologies for Interpreting & Representing a Medieval Islamic Suburban Villa” Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, MIT, 2011

2014

“Art, Architecture and Social Life in the Villas of Islamic Spain,” University of Virginia

 REVIEWS OF The Islamic villa in early medieval Iberia: aristocratic estates and court culture in Umayyad Córdoba (Ashgate, 2013)

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