AdaPhoto1000Welcome to the home page of Ada Palmer. I am an historian, an author of science fiction and fantasy, and a composer. I teach in the History Department at the University of Chicago.

Here you will find information about my works and activities, samples of my writing and music, links to publications and blog pieces, my curriculum vitae, my forthcoming schedule of teaching, public presentations and concerts, and other useful information.  The site is subdivided by my different areas of activity, but you can find combined information under the “publications” tab.

Upcoming Public Appearances:
Upcoming Teaching:
  • Fall Quarter 2014:
    • European Civilization I
  • Spring Quarter 2015:
    • Italian Renaissance
    • Renaissance Humanism (graduate course with hands-on rare books work, open to undergraduates upon request)
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