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.
Free lectures and workshop, as well as concerts highlighting the influence of Byzantine music on modern and contemporary music in the East and West. Sponsored by the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture and the New York Life Center for the Study of Hellenism in Pontus and Asia Minor. For ticketing information and complete program, visit the festival website.