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Alex Roland

Professor Emeritus of History


I study military history and the history of technology. My focus has ranged over all of Western experience, and I have recently converted my undergraduate course in military history to a comparative world military history course. I have written about chariots in the second millennium B.C., Greek fire in medieval Byzantium, and computers and aerospace technology in the twentieth century. While I study the history of technology in general, I also focus on the ways in which technology has shaped war and war has altered technology.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of History · 2010 - Present History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 1974 Ph.D.
University of Hawaii, Manoa · 1970 M.A.
United States Naval Academy · 1966 B.S.