Workshop with Professor David Frye: “Archaeology, Walls, and Charting Premodern Technospheres.”

October 10, 12:00-1:00 pm, Pugh Hall 302

David Frye is Professor of History at Eastern Connecticut State University and author of Walls. A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick (Simon and Schuster, 2018). This recent book on walls has been reviewed by journals such as the National Geographic, the Washington Post, and the Rolling Stone and is scheduled soon to appear in Italian, Mandarin, Polish, and Lithuanian translations. Professor Frye has published in numerous journals (including Classical WorldClassica et MediaevaliaThe Journal of Ecclesiastical HistoryByzantionHistoriaNottingham Medieval Studies, etc.) and has worked as archaeological excavator at Roman Vindolanda (Hadrian’s Wall) and Sibot-3 (Roman settlement in Dacia, now in Transylvania Romania).

In this workshop, Professor Frye discusses his ongoing archeological concerns with walls and their functions and how these help us map premodern technospheres.

This workshop is sponsored by the Mellon Intersections Group “Imagineering and the Technosphere” and is free and open to the public.