Brian Cummings, F.S.A., is Anniversary Professor at the University of York in the Department of English and Related Literature, and has also held Visiting Fellowships at the Huntington Library, California, the Center for Advanced Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich, and Christ Church, Oxford. His latest book, Mortal Thoughts: Religion, Secularity & Identity in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture (OUP), appeared in 2013. He guest curated the 2012 Exhibition at Lambeth Palace Library, London, on the Book of Common Prayer, and in 2012-13 gave the Clarendon Lectures at Oxford University, with the title ‘Bibliophobia: Power and Fear in the History of the Book’.
Vittoria Feola is an early modern intellectual historian working on the relationship of antiquarianism to science. Most recent work includes a monograph on Elias Ashmole and the Uses of Antiquity (Paris: Blanchard, 2013) and articles about science and law books for the History of Oxford University Press. She is working at an online catalogue of Elias Ashmole’s library while writing a book about Vienna in the Republic of Letters through the libraries of Peter Lambeck and Prince Eugene of Savoy. She is co-founder of the Academia Scientiae, scientiae.co.uk.
Andrew Hadfield is Professor of English at the University of Sussex. His research focuses on literature and politics in the English Renaissance, travel writing, and colonialism (the paperback edition of his monograph Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance, 1545-1625 was published by OUP in 2007). His most recent publications include an edited volume, The Oxford Handbook of English Prose, 1500-1640, the Norton Spenser, with Anne Lake Prescott, and Edmund Spenser: A Life (Oxford University Press, 2013). He gave the 2013 annual Shakespeare Birthday lecture at the Folger Shakespeare Library on April 8, ‘Graymalkin and Other Shakespearean Celts.’
Ana Carolina Hosne is a Marie Curie Experienced Researcher of the Gerda Henkel Foundation at the Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe, University of Heidelberg. Her book entitled The Jesuit missions to China and Peru, 1570-1610. Expectations and Appraisals of Expansionism was published by Routledge in May 2013. She has been working on a new research project, “The Art of Memory throughout the Jesuit Missions (16th/17th Centuries)”, which she started developing as a Mellon Visiting Fellow at the Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies last fall.
Tess Knighton is an Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) Research Professor at the Institució Milà i Fontanals (CSIC) in Barcelona since 2011. Previously she was for many years a Fellow in Modern & Medieval Languages at Clare College, Cambridge, where she remains an Emeritus Fellow, and Editor of the journal Early Music (OUP). She is co-editor (with Helen Deeming) of the series Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music published by The Boydell Press. She is currently directing a research project financed by the Marie Curie Foundation (CIG 2012) on ‘Urban musics and musical practices in sixteenth-century Europe’ based at the IMF (CSIC) in Barcelona. She has published widely on many aspects of music and culture in the Iberian world, and co-edited a number of volumes of essays by leading experts in the field, including a study of print culture (with Iain Fenlon, Reichenberger, 2006), the villancico (with Álvaro Torrente, Ashgate, 2006), music in Colonial America (with Geoffrey Baker, CUP, 2011) and music in the Golden Age (with Bernadette Nelson, Reichenberger, 2011). She is especially interested in print culture and is working on a study of the diffusion of printed music books in Spain and Portugal in the first half of the sixteenth century
Miguel Martínez is Assistant Professor of Spanish in the department of Romance Languages at the University of Chicago. His work focuses on the cultural and literary histories of the early modern Iberian world, with special interests in war writing, popular culture, Luso-Hispanic relations, and the history of the book. He is currently finishing his first book project, titled Soldierly Tales. Class, War, and Literature in the Hispanic World (1500-1650).
Alexander Marr is University Lecturer in the History of Art, 1400-1700, at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity Hall. He specializes in Early Modern art and architecture, particularly their intellectual and scientific aspects. He has published on Italian, French, Netherlandish, German, and British subjects. Recent publications include Between Raphael and Galileo: Mutio Oddi and the Mathematical Culture of Late Renaissance Italy (Chicago, 2011), Picturing Collections in Early Modern Europe (Intellectual History Review, 2010), and (with R. J. W. Evans) Curiosity and Wonder from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Ashgate, 2006). Dr Marr is currently editing Richard Haydocke’s 1598 translation of Lomazzo’s Trattato dell’arte de la pittura for the Modern Humanities Research Association’s new Tudor & Stuart Translations series. He is also working on a cultural history of the concept of ingenuity from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. He is the Director of ‘Seeing Things: Early Modern Visual and Material Culture’, a collaborative programme between CRASSH and the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute.
David McKitterick, F.B.A., is Librarian and Vice-Master, Trinity College, Cambridge, Honorary Professor of Bibliography, University of Cambridge. His most recent book is Old Books, New Technologies (CUP, 2013). His article on bibliography and public memory will appear shortly in Archivio Storico Italiano, and in 2015 he will deliver the Panizzi lectures at the British Library.
José María Pérez Fernández teaches at the English Department, University of Granada, where he also obtained his PhD with a dissertation on the Earl of Surrey’s translation of Virgil’s Aeneid. His current research interests focus on the relations between translation, diplomacy and the book trade, the international republic of letters and the early modern idea of Europe. Recent publications include an article on the Spanish physician, humanist and translator Andrés Laguna, a critical edition of James Mabbe’s 1631 translation of La Celestina, an essay on the picaresque in British and Irish literature for the Oxford Bibliographies, and an article on James Mabbe’s activities as diplomat, translator and intelligencer. The collective volume Translation and the Book Trade in Early Modern Europe, co-edited with Edward Wilson-Lee, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. He recently presented his new book-project, Translation and the Early Modern Idea of Europe, at the University of Edimburgh Late Medieval and Early Modern Seminar Series. He is currently working on a monograph titled Translation and the International Republic of Letters.
Andrew Pettegree is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of several books on aspects of the European Reformation, as well as a general history of sixteenth-century Europe. More recently he has turned his attention to the history of the book. The Book in the Renaissance, published by Yale University Press in 2010, won the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize of the Renaissance Society of America. In 2014 he will publish, also with Yale, his study of the first four centuries of a commercial news culture, The Invention of News. He is also director of the Universal Short Title Catalogue, an online database of books published throughout Europe before 1601. Between now and 2016 the USTC will extend its coverage to 1650.
Jason Scott-Warren studied English at Jesus College, Cambridge, and went on to become a graduate student and a Research Fellow there. From 1998-2004 he was a lecturer at the University of York, where he set up the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; in 2004, he was appointed to a lectureship at Cambridge and a Fellowship of Gonville and Caius College. He did his PhD under the supervision of Warren Boutcher on books as gifts at the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts; this formed the basis of his first book (Sir John Harington and the Book as Gift, Oxford University Press, 2001). Since then, he has written numerous studies of early modern literature in circulation, as well as broader accounts of the relationship between writing and cultural history–such as his second book, Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2005). He is currently Director of the Cambridge Centre for Material Texts, an initiative aimed at bringing people from across the University together to talk about the embodied and embedded forms of the sources they study. He is also working on a new book about Shakespeare’s first documented reader.
Edward Wilson-Lee is Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He works widely on Medieval and early modern literature, and has a forthcoming book on Translation and the Book Trade in Early Modern Europe (CUP, 2014), edited with José María Pérez Fernández. Other projects in progress or soon to be published include work on diplomacy and translation, Shakespeare and mathematics, and the reception of Shakespeare in East Africa.