Michael Stolz (Bern University), The Tolerance of Religious Ambiguity: Reading Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival in a Post-Secular Context. Co-sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center's German Studies: New Perspectives Seminar.
Benjamin Braude (Boston College), Female Sultan/Female Pope: Shajar and the Mamluk Origins of Pope Joan. Co-sponsored with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program and the Center for the Study of World Religions.
Ann Marie Yasin (University of Southern California), Place History and Architectural Origin Stories in Early Byzantium: Vestiges and Sense Memory. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College of the Holy Cross.