Dr. Scott W. Palmer


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Prof. Palmer is on leave for the 2016-2017 academic year

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Palmer Dr. Scott W. Palmer (Ph.D., Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1997) is a specialist in Russian history and the history of technology. He is author of Dictatorship of the Air: Aviation Culture and the Fate of Modern Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2006) as well as numerous scholarly articles and essays. His current project, From the Icon to the iMac: A History of Russia, Technology and Culture examines the foreign origins and domestic transformation of major technological systems from the founding of the Kievan State through the opening decades of the twenty-first century. 

In addition to the department's two-semester Russian history sequence devoted to the Imperial and Soviet eras, Prof. Palmer offers courses covering modern Europe history, military history, and the history of technology and science.