About Me

Photo Credit: Erielle Bakkum
Photo Credit: Erielle Bakkum

Kristine Palmieri is a historian of science and knowledge in the German and English speaking worlds since 1700. Her research expertise encompasses  the history of philology and language studies, the history of the human sciences, and the history of women in science. These ostensibly disparate topics are united by her overarching focus on the history of scholarly practices and scientific methods, the embeddedness of knowledge in specific socio-cultural and political contexts, as well as the mutually constitutive relationship between science and society. She also has longstanding interests in the history of European encounters with ‘others’ and new interests in the global history of ‘modern’ science as well as the history of Astronomy and Astrophysics.


Kristine earned her joint PhD at the University of Chicago in the Department of History and the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science in June 2022.


Kristine has held fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), the Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences (Amsterdam), and the Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für die Erforschung der Europäischen Aufklärung (Halle). Her research has been funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung, the University of Chicago’s Women’s Board, and the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, among others.  


She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge at the University of Chicago.