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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:
  • Spring Quarter 2015:
    • Italian Renaissance (open to undergraduate and graduate students including non-history-majors)
    • Renaissance Humanism (graduate course with hands-on rare books work, open to undergraduates upon request)
  • Fall Quarter 2015:
    • European Civilization I:
    • History of Skepticism (mixed graduate and undergraduate course, open to students outside history)
  • Winter Quarter 2016:
    • European Civilization II
    • Italian Renaissance (undergraduate course, open to non-history-majors)
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