Arafat Razzaq (Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Department of History), Gossip as a Social and Historical Problem: Ibn Abī al-Dunyā's Ethics of Speech and the Genre of Pious Adab in Ninth-Tenth Century Baghdad.
Derek Krueger (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), Lamenting Eden: Placing Adam, Eve, and Humanity in Byzantine Hymns. Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture.
Ahmed Ragab (HDS), The Islamic Hospital. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies, the Department of History of Science Early Science Working Group, and the Harvard Divinity School Science, Religion, and Culture Program.