Podcast 14, Season 3: Andalusia’s Great Inventor: Ibn Firnas, with Glaire Anderson

Join Glaire Anderson for a fascinating conversation about one of great inventors of Andalusia: Abbas Ibn Firnas, who successfully invented a glider plane in the 9th century, and undertook the first known flight when in his 60s!  Find out about this fascinating man, his many inventions, and the relationship [...]

ASK THE EXPERT: GLAIRE ANDERSON

ASK THE EXPERT This month, Glaire Anderson is our selected expert! Glaire is a specialist in Islamic visual culture with a focus on medieval Iberia and the age of the great caliphs (roughly 650-1250 CE), and a Senior Lecturer in Islamic Art at the University of Edinburgh. An advocate for [...]

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