Michael J. Halvorson
Author, Historian, Speaker, Programmer


Books and ideas situated at the intersection between science and the humanities.

Michael J. Halvorson, Ph.D. is the author or co-author of 35 books on topics relating to history and emerging technology.

His most recent book is The Renaissance: All That Matters, a trade/academic book published by Hodder and Stoughton (UK) and McGraw-Hill (North America).  Also new is Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step (Microsoft Press, 2013) available at Amazon.com and other fine retailers. To see Halvorson describe the Visual Basic book and its contents in a short video, click here.

Connecting Innovation and History

"Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition."
          -- Max Ernst

Looking for a speaker for your corporate event, board of director's retreat, or high-tech training session?

Halvorson is a high-energy presenter and lecturer who brings a historical perspective to emerging technology topics, such as the historic roots of innovation, the future of publishing, Windows 8 software development, and energizing non-profit boards. Halvorson's clients include Microsoft Corporation, Concordia Publishing House, Compass Housing Alliance, and Archdiocese of Seattle.