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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 942: Disease in the Medieval Islamicate World, V: The State of Our Questions - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 19.00-20.00

Organisers:Nahyan Fancy, Department of History, DePauw University, Indiana
Monica Green, Department of History, Arizona State University
Moderator/Chair:Monica Green, Department of History, Arizona State University

This session places the Islamicate world into the larger context of medieval Afro-Eurasia. The round table discussion draws common threads out of the prior sessions and ponders how the Islamicate world looks when placed on a larger map. Peterson will look at the category of leprosy as it has functioned in historiography; Nur will discuss future prospects for the field of disease history in the Islamicate world; Oliveira da Silva gives us a new perspective on the Black Death from the western end of the Mediterranean, Portugal; and Blecher and Syed sum up their experiences translating Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani's Merits of the Plague.

Participants include Joel Blecher (George Washington University), Ahmed Tahir Nur (Yale University), André Filipe Oliveira da Silva (Universidade do Porto), Anna M. Peterson (Universidad de Cantabria), and Mairaj Syed (University of California, Davis).