945 Gladfelter Hall
Michael M. Eisman
I am a historian who works with cultural artifacts to understand history. In the ancient world this means I specialize in interpreting the archaeological data both as independent material and as a complement to the literary and epigraphical evidence. In modern Europe I tend to look at the production of "high" culture as an indicator of the accomplishments of the society that is producing the enduring monuments of civilization. While my teaching is certainly broader than this outlook, it is reflected in the courses I teach.