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Saturday, April 29 • 20:00 - 20:30
Ada Palmer Talks About Weird Things in European History

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Why are Saint Thomas Aquinas's bones purple? How did cantaloupe contribute to the French Revolution? Why did the Duke of Ferrara used to walk around his domain buck naked? Ada Palmer tells bizarre stories about real incidents in European History far too implausible to be believed in fiction, and answers your history questions about anything from how the Inquisition really worked to Machiavelli's sex advice for corrupt priests.

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ada palmer

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Historian. Author. Composer. Teacher. Blogger. Ada Palmer does considerable research on everything media, from historical texts to anime and manga. She writes both science fiction and fantasy novels, and composes music in the same genres. Ada teaches in the History Department o... Read More →


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