WHO: The Christ College Symposium is one of the long-standing traditions of Valpo’s Honors College. The series features exemplary scholars, artists, and public intellectuals addressing a common theme in a formal lecture. These public lectures are intended for audiences from the campus and civic community, as well as Christ College.

WHAT: Ada Palmer’s first science fiction novels, “Too Like the Lightning” and “Seven Surrenders” (volumes one and two of Terra Ignota, from Tor Books), explore how humanity’s cultural and historical legacies might evolve in a future of borderless nations and globally commixing populations. She teaches in the University of Chicago’s history department, studying the Renaissance; Enlightenment; classical reception; the history of books, publication, and reading; and the history of philosophy, heresy, science, and atheism, and she is the author of “Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance” (Harvard University Press).

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb.13, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mueller Hall Refectory

CONTACT: christ.college@valpo.edu or 219.464.5022