About Me

 
 
 Kristine Palmieri is a PhD Candidate at the University of Chicago, pursuing her degree jointly with the Committee for the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science (CHSS) and the Department of History. She has held positions as a Predoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), Junior Research Fellow at the Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences (Amsterdam), and Visiting International Graduate Student at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (Toronto). 
 

Kris received her M.St. in Modern British and European History from Oxford University and her BA in History from NYU.

 
I am a historian of science, the humanities, and knowledge in German-speaking Europe, whose expertise spans the early modern and modern periods. My dissertation explains how and why classical philology became the preeminent science at German universities during the period 1730-1830 through a close examination of the philology seminar. I also have a longstanding interest in the history of European encounters with ‘others’ and have worked on topics ranging from British imperialism and French anthropology to the transnational history of Sanskrit philology.