Virginia H. Aksan is associate professor in the Department of History at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Her publications include An Ottoman Statesman in War and Peace: Ahmed Resmi Efendi, 1700-1783 (Brill, 1995), Ottomans and Europeans: Contacts and Conflicts (Isis, 2004), and Ottoman Wars 1700-1870: An Empire Besieged (Pearson Longman, 2007).
C. A. Bayly is the Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous books on Indian and British imperial history. His most recent works are The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914: Global Connections and Comparisons (Blackwell, 2004) and Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945 (Belknap, 2006), coauthored with Tim Harper.
Palmira Brummett is professor of history and Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of Tennessee. She is the author of Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery (State University of New York Press, 1994) and Image and Imperialism in the Ottoman Revolutionary Press (State University of New York Press, 2000). Her current research concerns the rhetorics of mapping Ottoman space, in narrative and image, in the early modern era.
Michael H. Fisher is the Robert S. Danforth Professor of History at Oberlin College. He is the author of half a dozen books on British India and Indian immigrants to Britain, the most recent being Counterflows to Colonialism: Indian Travellers and Settlers in Britain, 1600-1857 (Permanent Black, 2006), Visions of Mughal India (I. B. Tauris, 2007), and A South-Asian History of Britain (with Shompa Lahiri and Shinder Thandi; Greenwood, 2007).
Frantz Grenet is director of research at the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique and professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section des sciences religieuses, Paris, where he teaches the religions of the ancient Iranian world. Since 1989 he has been director of the French-Uzbek Archaeological Mission at Samarkand. He collaborated with Mary Boyce and Roger Beck on volume 3 of A History of Zoroastrianism: Zoroastrianism under Macedonian and Roman Rule (Brill, 1991). Among his recent published works is La Geste d'Ardashir fils de Pâbag (Die, 2003).
Christopher Houston completed his PhD in 1999 at La Trobe University, Melbourne. His thesis was published as Islam, Kurds, and the Turkish Nation State (Berg, 2001). He has a forthcoming book titled Kurdistan and the Crafting of National Selves (Berg, 2007). His current research project is on the period 1978-79 in Istanbul, the years of urban violence between rightists and leftists in Turkey. He teaches anthropology at Macquarie University, Sydney.
Masoud Kazemzadeh is an associate professor in the department of political science at Sam Houston State University.
Dane Kennedy is the Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University. His most recent books are The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World (Harvard University Press, 2005) and Decentring Empire: Britain, India, and the Transcolonial World, coedited with Durba Ghosh (Orient Longman, 2006).
Dina Rizk Khoury is associate professor of history and international affairs at George Washington University and the author of numerous articles on Ottoman Iraq. Her book State and Provincial Society in the Ottoman Empire (Cambridge University Press, 1997) has won several prizes. She is currently working on a book on war and remembrance in modern Iraq.
Thomas Kühn is assistant professor of history at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver Burnaby, British Columbia. His work focuses on the politics and culture of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Ottoman imperialism with an emphasis on the Arab borderlands of the Ottoman Empire. His recent publications include "Ordering the Past of Ottoman Yemen, 1872-1914," Turcica 34 (2002): 189-220, and "An Imperial Borderland as Colony: Knowledge Production and the Elaboration of Difference in Ottoman Yemen, 1872-1918," MIT Electronic Journal of Middle East Studies 3 (2003): 5-17. [End Page 495]
Pier M. Larson is associate professor of history at The Johns Hopkins University. He writes and teaches about Madagascar and its people in contexts of European expansion and western Indian Ocean labor diasporas. He is currently completing his second book, Ocean of Letters, which traces the history of Malagasy language, vernacular literacy, and...