Amy Remensnyder (Brown University), Shared Shrines, Muslim-Christian Trust and Pre-Modern Mediterranean Sailors' Culture on the Island of Lampedusa. Co-sponsored by the Medieval History Graduate Workshop.
Cécile Morrisson (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), From Mines to Cash: Tracing the Sources of Coined Metal, 4th-10th c. AD and Beyond. Co-sponsored by Harvard's Initiative for the Science of the Human Past.
Isabelle Catteddu (Institut de recherches archéologiques préventives), Archaeology of early Medieval Rural Societies in Northwestern France (6th-12th c.): Settlements, Agriculture and Landscape. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Initiative for the Science of the Human Past.
Patrick Meehan (Harvard University), Mapping (or Re-Mapping, or Un-Mapping) Space on the Northeastern Frontiers of Christian Europe, and Jake Ransohoff, Vision, Punishment, and Imperial Ideology in the Byzantine World.
Christopher Loveluck (University of Nottingham), From Peasant-Specialists to Port-Patricians: Water- (Sea and River) Oriented Societies as Catalysts of Social Change in Northwest Europe, c. AD 500-1100.