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Friday, May 13 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Historical Research from the Margins

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So much of history wasn't recorded, or was actively erased in order to present a dominant narrative. Actor Wendell Pierce recently said that a casting agent told him, “I couldn’t put you in a Shakespeare movie, because they didn’t have black people then.” He replied, “You ever heard of Othello? Shakespeare couldn’t just make up black people. He saw them.” 
How do you research history of the people who have been pushed to the margins? In this panel, we will examine internal bias in research material and how to get around your own "common sense" knowledge.

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Michael Livingston

MICHAEL LIVINGSTON is an award-winning expert in conflict analysis who combines an international reputation as a scholar of ancient and medieval military history with a career as both a novelist and a media personality. In 2019 he starred in Contact, which aired on Discovery and Science... Read More →

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Alyx Dellamonica

A.M. Dellamonica's first novel, Indigo Springs, won the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Her fourth, A Daughter of No Nation, won the 2016 Aurora Award for Best Novel. She is the author of over thirty-five short stories in a variety of genres; these can be... Read More →
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Eileen Gunn

Eileen Gunn is a short-story writer. She is currently working on a novel about race and gender, set in 19th-century America. Her fiction has received the Nebula Award in the US the and Sense of Gender Award in Japan, and been nominated for the Hugo, Philip K. Dick, and World Fantasy... Read More →

Ada Palmer

Assistant Professor of History, University of Chicago
My first novel "Too Like the Lightning" comes out May 10th so it will have been out for three days when I come to the Nebulas. So exciting!
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Helene Wecker

Helene Wecker grew up in suburban Chicago, and received her Bachelor’s in English from Carleton College in Minnesota. After college, she spent a number of years in Marketing and Communications before returning to her first love, fiction writing. In 2007 she received her Master’s... Read More →

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Friday May 13, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
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