Ada Palmer

Field Specialties

Early modern Europe; the Renaissance, with a focus on Italy; Reformation; longue-durée intellectual and cultural history; postclassical reception of classical philosophy; Renaissance humanism; history of the book, printing, and reading; history of education; history of science, religion, atheism, deism, heresy, and heterodoxy; music history; Enlightenment reception of earlier radical thought; Epicureanism, atomism, Stoicism, Skepticism, Platonism, and Neoplatonism

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Robert Richards

Field Specialties

History of biology and psychology; philosophy of history; German intellectual history

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Michael Rossi

Field Specialties

Medicine and the body; history of perception and visual culture; history of social science; American intellectual and cultural history

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Noel M. Swerdlow


Noel Swedlow has retired and no longer directs BA theses or accepts new graduate students.

Field Specialties

History of the exact sciences, antiquity through the seventeenth century; history of astronomy

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