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Alexandra Walsham is, with Matthew Hilton, Editor of Past & Present. She is Professor of Early Modern History at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Her research interests include the religious and cultural history of early modern Britain, and the impact of the Reformation.
Matthew Hilton is, with Alex Walsham, Editor at Past & Present. He is Professor of Social History at the University of Birmingham. He is interested in the social and cultural history of modern Britain, with a particular focus on consumer society, social activism and non-governmental organizations.
Peter Coss is the Publications Editor at Past & Present. He is Professor of Medieval History at Cardiff University. He works on gentry life in the later middle ages and is currently engaged in a comparative research project on the English gentry and the Tuscan nobility.
Anna Bayman is the Associate Editor of Past & Present. Her research interests include seventeenth-century London and early modern popular literature, and she has recently published a book on the prose works of Thomas Dekker.
Chris Wickham (Chair) is Chichele Professor of Medieval History at All Soul’s College, University of Oxford. His research focuses on early medieval Europe and the Mediterranean.
David Cannadine (Vice-Chair) is Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University. His area of research includes the social, political and cultural history of modern Britain and its empire.
Joanna Innes (Vice-Chair) is Winifred Holtby Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Somerville College, University of Oxford. She is interested in English social policy from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries, in its British and European context.
Gadi Algazi is Professor in Medieval History at Tel Aviv University. His area of expertise is the social and cultural history of Medieval Europe.
John Arnold is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Cambridge. His work focuses upon popular religious culture, heresy and the inquisition, and popular politics in the pre-modern era.
Sunil Amrith is Reader in Modern Asian History at Birkbeck, University of London. He is a historian of modern South Asia, with a particular interest in South Asia’s inter-regional and global connections.
Paul Betts is Professor of Modern European History at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He specialises in Modern European history, particularly twentieth-century Germany.
David Blackbourn is Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Chair of History at Vanderbilt University. He has written on a wide range of subjects within the field of German history since the eighteenth century, and is currently working on a book about Germany in the World, 1500-1800, a global history.
Michael Braddick is Professor of History and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield. His research interests include state formation and political culture in early modern Britain.
Patricia Clavin is Professor of International History at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses upon 20th Century European and global diplomatic history.
Sebastian Conrad is Professor of Modern History at Freien Universitaet, Berlin. His field of research is Modern Europe, with a particular focus on globalization and Imperial Germany.
Rebecca Earle is a Professor who works on early modern Spanish American and European cultural history. Her research especially focuses upon the cultural and political significance of food.
Roy Foster is Professor of Irish History and Literature at Queen Mary University of London. His work has focused upon unpicking the “colonial” relationship between Britain and Ireland and how it has been articulated through culture.
Gary Gerstle is the new Paul Mellon Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge. His work ranges across 20th-century U.S. history, with special interests in race, class, ethnicity and state-building.
Ruth Harris is Professor of Modern History at New College, University of Oxford. Her area of research is the cultural history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Europe, especially France.
Colin Jones is Professor of History at Queen Mary, University of London. His area of research is French history from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries. He is also interested in the history of medicine.
Alan Knight is Professor of the History of Latin America at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. His main area of research is twentieth-century Latin American history, with a focus on Mexico, agrarian society, state-building and revolutions.
Sarah Knott is Associate Professor in the department of History at Indiana University. She is a scholar of early America and the revolutionary Atlantic world, and her research focuses on the intricate meeting-ground of politics, culture and society.
Mark Mazower is Ira D. Wallach Professor and Department Chair of History at Columbia University. He specialises in modern Greece, twentieth-century Europe and international history.
Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at St Cross College, University of Oxford. His area of expertise is twentieth-century Chinese history.
Robin Osborne is Professor of Ancient History at King’s College, University of Cambridge. His area of research includes the political, social and economic history of Ancient Greece, and Classical art and archaeology.
Judith Pollmann is Professor of Early Modern Dutch History at Leiden University. She specialises in the history of the early modern Netherlands and is currently interested in the memory of the Dutch Revolt.
Giorgio Riello is Professor of Global History and Culture at the University of Warwick. His research here focuses upon early modern material and consumer culture.
Alice Rio is Lecturer in Medieval Europe at King’s College, London. Her research interests include slavery and unfreedom, law and legal texts, and the Carolingian Empire.
Chase F. Robinson is Distinguished Professor of History at the City University of New York. A historian of the pre-modern Middle East, he has written extensively about medieval Islamic society and culture.
Lucie Ryzova is a Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Birmingham. Her work focuses on the cultural history of modern Egypt with a particular focus upon popular culture and vernacular modernity.
Steve Smith is Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford. He specialises in the social history of 19th- and 20th-century China and Russia. He is currently working on a comparative history of Communist Russia and China.
Alice Taylor is a Lecturer in Medieval History at King’s College London. Her work explores the social role and performance of the law in medieval British society between the seventh and thirteenth centuries.
Megan Vaughan is Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History at the University of Cambridge. Her area of research includes the social, economic and cultural history of Africa and slavery in the Indian Ocean.
Tara Zahra is Professor of Eastern European History at the University of Chicago. Her research is on 19th and 20th Century eastern and central European history, with a focus on histories of nationalism, migration, displacement, human rights and gender.
Lyndal Roper is Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include the early modern European witch craze, religion and gender in early modern Germany, and Martin Luther.
Alexandra Shepard is Reader in Early Modern History at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests include gender, material culture, work and social relations in early modern England.
Selina Todd is Lecturer in Modern British History at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford. Her research interests include working-class and women’s history in Modern Britain.
Evelyn Welch is a Vice-Principal and Professor of Renaissance Studies at King’s College, London. She is interested in art and material culture in early modern Europe.