M. H. Beals is a lecturer in digital history at Loughborough University where she teaches courses on the early British Empire and historiographical methodology. Her main research interests are the development of provincial and colonial newspapers in the long nineteenth century and the preservation and use of these historical artefacts within and beyond academia. Her current research project is part of "Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840–1914." She leads the project's development of a metadata map of global digitised newspaper repositories as well as ontologies for understanding the structure and preservation of historical newspapers.
Lionel Bently is the Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property at the University of Cambridge, Co-director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Law in the Faculty of Law, and Professorial Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He co-manages the website Primary Sources on Copyright (copyrighthistory.org) with Professor Martin Kretschmer.
Elena Cooper is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at CREATe, School of Law, University of Glasgow, where she has been a postdoctoral researcher since 2014. Prior to this, she was an Orton Fellow in Intellectual Property Law at Trinity Hall Cambridge. Her monograph—Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image (2018)—is the first in-depth account of artistic copyright law in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This [End Page 761] extends her PhD thesis completed under the supervision of Lionel Bently, University of Cambridge, which was awarded a Yorke Prize by the faculty of law in 2011.
Jennifer Fuller is an assistant lecturer at Idaho State University whose research interests include the connections between nineteenth-century British authors and their environments. Her book Dark Paradise: Pacific Islands in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2016. She is currently working on a book exploring islands in popular culture.
Aileen Fyfe is Professor of Modern History at the University of St. Andrews. She is a social and cultural historian of science and technology who specialises in the communication and popularisation of science. She is the author of Science and Salvation (2004) and Steam-Powered Knowledge (2012) and a co-editor of Science in the Marketplace (2007). She has written a variety of essays and articles dealing with the history of science, science and religion, the history of publishing, and the history of research and scholarship. From 2013 to 2017, she led the AHRC-funded "Publishing the Philosophical Transactions" project on the editorial and economic history of the world's oldest scientific journal.
Paul Fyfe is Associate Professor of English at North Carolina State University and an ACLS Burkhardt Fellow at the National Humanities Center. He is a member of the transatlantic project "Oceanic Exchanges: Tracing Global Information Networks in Historical Newspaper Repositories, 1840–1914" and is currently working on a book titled The Age of Transmission: From Victorian Media Cultures to the Digital Humanities.
Rebekah Greene is a 2016–19 Marion L. Brittain postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her interests include adventure fiction, Scottish studies, and material culture. Her current research project investigates how the representation of objects in fin de siècle adventure narrative is used for educative and propaganda purposes.
Elizabeth Howard is a PhD student in Victorian literature at the University of Minnesota where she works with experiments in meaning-making and nonsense in nineteenth-century poetry. Her other research interests include representations of natural catastrophe in the periodical press and classical and biblical reception. She has articles forthcoming this year in Victorian Poetry and Religion and the Arts. [End Page 762]
Emma Liggins is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is a specialist in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century fiction and periodical culture. She is currently completing a monograph on Haunted Houses and the Woman Writer, 1850–1940: Gender, Space and Modernity for Palgrave.
Julie McDougall-Waters was a postdoctoral researcher on the "Publishing the Philosophical Transactions" project at the University of St. Andrews.
Noah Moxham is a postdoctoral researcher in the history of science at the University of Kent. He is currently investigating the long-distance trading companies of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century London and the roles of natural...