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