Sea Stories: Towards a Pelagic Middle Ages. A panel discussion chaired by Stephen Mitchell (Harvard University), featuring Josiah Blackmore (Harvard University), Maryanne Kowaleski (Fordham University/Radcliffe Institute), and Christopher Loveluck (Nottingham University). Preceded at 4:00 p.m. by the Winter Welcome Reception of the Committee on Medieval Studies. Both events are free and open to the public.
Center for the Study of World Religions, 42 Francis Avenue
Panel discussion of Ahmed Ragab's The Medieval Islamic Hospital: Medicine, Religion and Charity, featuring Shigehisa Kuriyama (East Asian Languages and Civilizations), Roy Mottahedeh (History), and Charles Stang (Harvard Divinity School) in conversation with the author.