Dr. Scott W. Palmer


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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 covering the Imperial and Soviet eras, Prof. Palmer's course offerings this semester include Technology and Science in World History [HIST 211],  Imperial Russia 1689-1917 [HIST 399], United States Military History [HIST 304 trailer: https://youtu.be/9-PbOXcyEDU ], and The Great War 1914-1918 [HIST 380 trailer: https://youtu.be/UIt9GiptFg4 ].