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Board Games and Medieval Medicine
December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Daniel Burt, from the Literary History of Medicine project, discusses his experiences sharing the board and card games they created which were inspired by Medieval Islamic Science and Medicine.
After a quick overview of the project, Daniel will present the games that were made and played with the public, look at the wider process of creating games, and consider how they can be used to engage the general public with the results of academic research.
About Daniel Burt
Daniel Burt, ICT Officer at The Khalili Research Centre (the University’s centre for the study of Islamic Art & Material Culture) has spent the last 15 years of his career working in the field of Digital Humanities developing software for museum collections, image archives, and databases to help with academic research.
Outside of work, he has been developing board games for almost 30 years, often in collaboration with established board game designer, Maurice Suckling (Freeman’s Farm, Hidden Strike: American Revolution), who was also involved in the Board Games & Medieval Medicine Project, their most recent collaboration being as a team for the inaugural ConSim Game Jam which tasked them with developing a game from scratch in 72 hours.