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Fortune, Hazard, Risk: Thinking about Contingency in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean
Los Angeles , CA 90095 United States + Google Map
CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture
How do human beings think about, talk about and prepare for contingency? How do we think about futurity – events to come, good or ill? In this talk, CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Karla Mallette (Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan) looks to the Muslim-Christian borderlands of the medieval Mediterranean in search of the emergence of the modern concept of risk.
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Italian.
Advance registration not required. No fee. Limited seating.
Funding for CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholars is provided by the Humanities Division of the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences, and the Armand Hammer Endowment for the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.