Chance in Early Modern Literature and Material Culture

Date / time
27 May, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Chance in Early Modern Literature and Material Culture

The next seminar of the Institute of Historical Research’s Partnership seminar series “Risk and Uncertainty in the Premodern World” will run online on Thursday 27 May, 17:00-19:00 London time. We are delighted to be hosting Jessen Kelly and Tom Mortimer for a seminar on “Chance in Early Modern Literature and Material Culture”.

  • Jessen Kelly (Utah): On Reckoning with Games of Chance in the Dutch Republic
  • Tom Mortimer (Cambridge): To ‘Give and Hazard all’: Lotteries, Elections and the Search for Certainty in Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice”

All are welcome, but registration will be necessary in advance through the Institute of Historical Research’s website. The link can be found below (abstracts for the papers can also be found at this link):

https://www.history.ac.uk/events/chance-early-modern-literature-and-material-culture

Registration will close on Wednesday 26 May at 17:00 London time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the seminar convenors at riskseminar2021@gmail.com.