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Christopher Carter is an independent scholar studying the geophysical sciences in the early modern period (1550–1850). A graduate of Duke University’s history of science programme, his recently published dissertation is entitled Magnetic Fever: Global Imperialism and Empiricism in the Nineteenth Century (American Philosophical Society, 2009). His interests include terrestrial magnetism, meteorology, exploration, and natural history, focusing on the social, political, and religious interactions between science and society. Recent publications include papers on the religious and scientific reactions to unusual geophysical phenomena and the methods used to incorporate them into systems of the natural world. Currently, he is researching an article on Arctic exploration and its link to theories of geomagnetic and electromagnetic phenomena in the nineteenth century.

Michael Foster is an Assistant Professor of Medieval English Literature at Korea University. Foster studied medieval literature at Åbo Akademi University and the University of Nottingham. He is interested in Chaucer, medieval rhetoric, and Middle English romance. He is currently working on his second monograph, entitled ‘Romance in Fifteenth-Century England’.

Elizabeth Freeman is Senior Lecturer in Medieval European History at The University of Tasmania. Her research interests focus on the history of the Cistercian monastic order in the Middle Ages, and specifically the histories of medieval Cistercian nuns. She is currently working on a monograph study of the history of Cistercian nuns in England in the twelfth to sixteenth centuries.

After graduating, Margrethe Jolly taught English Literature and some Latin and French. She returned to student life to investigate the various theories describing the origins of the three Hamlets, focusing upon original documents wherever possible. Now in the last months of her PhD at Brunel University in West London she is identifying which parts of her research might be useful to other researchers in the field and publishable as discrete papers; ‘Hamlet and the French Connection’ is one. [End Page 277]

Danijela Kambasković-Sawers is an Assistant Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies at The University of Western Australia, and an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions 1100–1800. Her book, Constructing Sonnet Sequences in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, was published in 2010. Danijela has published research on the history of love and courtship in Western Europe, the nexus of religion and poetry, Shakespearean criticism and history of genres, particularly the sonnet sequence, and is also an award-winning poet.

Richard Madelaine is an Associate Professor of English at The University of New South Wales, who has published widely on Shakespearean staging issues and stage history. He is author of Antony and Cleopatra in the Shakespeare in Production series (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998) and joint editor of ‘O Brave New World’: Two Centuries of Shakespeare on the Australian Stage (Sydney: Currency Press, 2001). He recently wrote about apprentice actors in Gender and Power in Shrew-Taming Narratives, 1500–1700, eds David Wootton and Graham Holderness (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

Jaroslav Miller is a Professor of Comparative History and the Director of the Historical Institute at Palacký University, Olomouc, in the Czech Republic. He studied in Olomouc, Budapest, and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. His research interests cover urban history, intellectual history, and the history of political thought. Jaroslav has twice been appointed an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (2006 in Marburg, 2010 in Münster) and in 2008 was a Fulbright Fellow at The University of Georgia, USA. During the 2010– 11 academic year, he held a Go8 Fellowship at The University of Western Australia in Perth. In 2008, his comparative monograph Urban Societies in East Central Europe, 1500–1700 was published by Ashgate. Recently, together with László Kontler, he published Friars, Nobles and Burghers – Sermons, Images and Prints: Studies of Culture and Society in Early Modern Europe (Budapest: CEU Press, 2010). [End Page 278]

Tessa Morrison is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at The University of Newcastle, Australia. Her academic background is multi-disciplinary and incorporates a number of research areas including philosophy, mathematics, and the history of architecture. Her current research project focuses on sacred architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth century, particularly architectural models and reconstructions of the Temple...


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