Kimberly Bowes (University of Pennsylvania), The Archaeology of Poverty: How Poor Were Roman Peasants? Did They Get Poorer? Response by Leslie Dossey (Loyola University Chicago) and Orlando Patterson (Harvard University). This lecture is part of the SoHP Lecture Series What’s New in the Fall of the Roman Empire, co-sponsored by the Department of the Classics and the Standing Committee on Archaeology.
Sean Griffin (Dartmouth College), The Roman Past in Early Rus’: Byzantine Liturgy on the Northern Periphery. Co-sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.
A discussion by Intisar Rabb (Harvard Law School) and Abigail Balbale (Bard Graduate Center) of their book Justice and Leadership in Early Islamic Courts (Harvard University Press, 2017), with comments by William Graham (Harvard University), Cemal Kefadar (Harvard University), and Ahmed Al Shamsy (University of Chicago). Co-sponsored by the International Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, the Department of History, and the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program.