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Common Knowledge 12.3 (2006) 528-530

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Barry Allen is professor of philosophy at McMaster University and the author of Truth in Philosophy and Knowledge and Civilization.
Wayne Andersen, painter, corporate art consultant, and architect of the King Khaled Mosque in Riyadh, is professor emeritus of art and architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visiting professor of art history at Columbia University. His most recent books include The Youths of Cézanne and Zola; Manet: The Picnic and the Prostitute; and Picasso's Brothel.
Sir John Boardman, Lincoln Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology Emeritus at Oxford University, is editor of the Oxford History of Classical Art, coeditor of the Oxford History of the Classical World, and author of, most recently, The History of Greek Vases and The Diffusion of Classical Art in Antiquity. Currently based at the Ashmolean Museum, he is a fellow of the British Academy.
Caroline Walker Bynum, formerly a MacArthur Fellow, is professor of medieval European history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and University Professor Emerita at Columbia. Her books include Jesus as Mother; Holy Feast and Holy Fast; Fragmentation and Redemption; Metamorphosis and Identity; and The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200–1336.
William M. Chace is president emeritus of Emory University and former president of Wesleyan University. His books include The Political Identities of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot and Lionel Trilling: Criticism and Politics.
Isabel Colegate is the author of A Pelican in the Wilderness: Hermits, Solitaries, and Recluses as well as several best-selling novels, including The Shooting Party, Winter Journey, The Summer of the Royal Visit, and The Orlando Trilogy.
Clark Davis, associate professor of arts and humanities at the University of Denver, is the author of Hawthorne's Shyness: Ethics, Politics, and the Question of Engagement and After the Whale: Melville in the Wake of Moby-Dick.
Gunter Eich (1907–72) was among the leading poets of postwar Germany and received the Büchner Prize in 1959. His poetry and radio plays have been translated into numerous languages, including, recently, Korean and Thai. His collected works were published in four volumes in 1991.
Michael Hofmann has received the Schlegel-Tieck Prize and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for translation. Collections of his own poetry, Nights in the Iron Hotel and Acrimony, have won the Cholmondeley Award and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize . [End Page 528]
Clifford Geertz's books—which include The Interpretation of Cultures, Works and Lives, Local Knowledge, After the Fact, Available Light, Islam Observed, Negara, The Religion of Java, and Meaning and Order in Moroccan Society—have been translated into twelve languages. He is Harold F. Linder Professor of Social Science Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Clifford Geertz by His Colleagues, edited by Richard Shweder and Byron Good, was published recently.
Pierre Hadot is professor emeritus of the history of Greek and Roman philosophy at the Collège de France. His books include Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault; What Is Ancient Philosophy?; Plotinus, or the Simplicity of Vision; The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius; and (forthcoming) The Veil of Isis: An Essay on the History of the Idea of Nature. Michael Chase, associate editor of L'Année Philologique and the English translator of Pierre Hadot's books, has also published French and English translations of classical Greek texts, notably Simplicius's commentary on Aristotle's Categories.
Alick Isaacs teaches medieval history and Jewish history at the Hebrew University and is a research fellow and administrator at the Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. He is associate editor of Common Knowledge for history, religion, and special projects and is currently writing a book about prophecy.
Stanley N. Katz is president emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies and founding director of the Princeton University Center on Arts and Cultural Policy Studies. He has also served as president of the Organization of American Historians and of the American Society for Legal History. He is coauthor, most recently, of Mobilizing for Peace: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland, South Africa...


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