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Fortune, Hazard, Risk: Thinking about Contingency in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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.

Organizer

CMRS
Phone:
310-825-1880
Email:
cmrs@humnet.ucla.edu
Website:
cmrs.ucla.edu

Venue

Royce 314