A journey through the world of Byzantine and Ottoman sacred and secular music and their legacy in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean, with Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, Romanos Karanos, and the Pharos Ensemble. Sponsored by the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, the Center for the Study of World Religions, and the Boston Byzantine Music Festival.
Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street
A day-long symposium featuring presentations by Shady Nasser (Harvard University), Gabriel Said Reynolds (University of Notre Dame), Walid Saleh (University of Toronto), Devin Stewart (Emory University), Behnam Sadeghi (Oxford University), François Déroche (Collège de France), Alba Fedeli (University of Hamburg), Geoffrey Khan (Cambridge University), and Intisar Rabb (Harvard Law School). Sponsored by the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies, the Harvard Law School's Program in Islamic Law, and the Center for... Read more about The Transmission and Reception of the Qurʾān in Light of Recent Scholarship
Robert Gleave (University of Exeter), Early Shiite Law and the Construction of the Shari'a. Co-sponsored by the Law and Religion Lecture Series (The Committee on Study of Religion, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law at Harvard Law School, and the Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World at Harvard Law School) and the Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School. Read more about Alwaleed bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies
Maria Subtelny (University of Toronto), Iranian Elements in the Pseudo-Aristotelian Sirr al-asrār (Secretum secretorum). Co-sponsored with the MHC Medieval Studies Seminar and the Aga Khan Fund for Iranian Studies.