Prof. Ahmed Ragab presents "Animals for People and People for Animals: Animals in the medieval and early modern Islamicate sciences" as part of the Fifth Annual Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Conference at Harvard University, held on April 5-6, 2013. The theme of the conference is "Communities Like You: Animals and Islam." To learn more, visit: islamicstudies.harvard.edu/conferences/.

Ahmed Ragab is a physician, historian, and scholar of the medieval and modern Middle East, with a medical degree from Cairo University and a doctorate in the history and philosophy of science from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. Ragab’s work includes the history and development of medieval Islamic sciences, the relationship between science and religion in the medieval and modern Middle East, the history of medieval Islamic hospitals, and the intellectual and cultural history of women in the region. He is currently completing two book projects: A Biography of a Hospital: Medicine, Religion and Charity in the Medieval Middle East, and In the Name of God the Healer: Prophetic Medicine in the Medieval and Modern Middle East. Ragab is also working on a research project on perceptions of bodies, genders, and sexualities in medical, religious, and cultural views in the Islamic world.

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