Risk and Uncertainty in the Premodern World

Humanity now faces an incredible cluster of hazards that threaten every aspect of life. This series reflects on how premodern societies understood and coped with risk and uncertainty in times of crisis and in everyday life, helping to illuminate our own responses to a changing world.

Venue
Online
Time
Thursday, 17:00-19:00 GMT
Convenors
Lewis Wade (University of Exeter), Gijs Dreijer (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) and Mallory Hope (Yale University)

About the Seminar

With the global economy grinding to a halt after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate change looming ever large, humanity is now facing an incredible cluster of hazards that threaten every aspect of life. Yet such distressing times are not unprecedented: throughout history, natural and anthropogenic risks have threatened human endeavours on a constant basis.

This interdisciplinary seminar series focuses on risk and uncertainty in the premodern world, investigating how societies have understood and coped with risk and uncertainty in the past.

For further information, please contact Lewis Wade.
 

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