Panel Discussion on Premodern Walls: Literal and Figurative Functions with David Frye and UF faculty
Oct. 10, 5–6:45 p.m.
Following his public lecture on “How Ancient Walls began Modern Barriers,” David Frye will participate in a panel discussion with other UF faculty to discuss various perceptions of premodern walls.
With brief presentations by Eleni Bozia (Classics): “‘All Roads Lead to Rome’: When your Walls Include the World”; Nina Caputo (History): “Real and Imagined Walls in Premodern Jewish Culture”; Florin Curta (History): “Justinian’s Walls and the Ethnogenesis of the Slavs”; Ashley Jones (Art History): “Gemstones and the Walls of the Heavenly Jerusalem”; and Richard Wang (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures): “Ethnic and Religious Interactions along the Great Wall in the Ming Dynasty.” Moderated by Mary Watt (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures).
This event is organized by the Mellon Intersections Group on Imagineering and the Technosphere.