Otniel E. Dror is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities in Los Angeles. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and a M.D. from Ben Gurion University in Israel. His article in this issue is part of a larger project on the history of emotions and the life sciences (1880–1950) provisionally entitled, The Science of Passion: Modernity and the Study of Emotions. Previous publications have appeared in Peter N. Stearns and Jan Lewis, eds., An Emotional History of the United States (1998) and in Isis (1999).
Eileen Reeves is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, and specializes in early modern scientific literature. She has published on the exchanges between seicento astronomers and painters, and is currently at work on a study of the relationship between the emerging news industry of the early seventeenth century and contemporaneous developments in optics and astronomy. She is the author of Painting the Heavens: Art and Science in the Age of Galileo (Princeton University Press, 1997).
Elizabeth A. Wilson is a Research Fellow in the Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sydney. She is the author of Neural Geographies: Feminism and the Microstructure of Cognition (Routledge, 1998) and guest editor of a 1999 special issue of Australian Feminist Studies on feminist science studies.