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Viktoria Franke is a researcher at the University of Halle-Wittenberg. She specialises in Dutch and European cultural history and her recent publications include Dies- und jenseits der Grenze. Translokale Prozesse und ihre Einwirkung auf den deutsch-niederländischen Grenzraum (2017). Her monograph on Friedrich Breckling (1629–1711) will appear in 2020. Her main areas of interest are Dutch-German cultural relations and the grey area between Pietism and the Enlightenment.

Monika Frohnapfel-Leis is a postdoctoral researcher and assistant lecturer at the University of Erfurt, Germany. She specialises in divination and magic in early modern Europe and in spatial history. Her publications include her PhD thesis on the perception of sorcery and false saintliness in pre-modern Spain (Jenseits der Norm. Zauberei und fingierte Heiligkeit im frühneuzeitlichen Spanien [Bielefeld: 2019]). Recent areas of interest are mantic practices in early modern Venice and Ernestine Saxony.

William Gibson is Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford Brookes University and director of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History. He specialises in the history of religion and politics in the period 1660–1900. He is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon, 1689–1901 (Oxford: 2012) and author, with Joanne Begiato, of Sex and the Church in the Long Eighteenth Century (IB Tauris: 2017).

Mayte Green-Mercado is Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University–Newark. She specialises in early modern Islamic, Iberian, and Mediterranean history. Her recent publications include the book Visions of Deliverance. Moriscos and the Politics of Prophecy in the Early Modern Mediterranean (Ithaca, N.Y.: 2019), and she recently edited a special issue titled “Speaking the End Times: Prophecy and Messianism in Early Modern Eurasia,” J.E.S.H.O.Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 61 (2018), 18–90. Her main areas of interest are Moriscos, Mediterranean history, the history of Iberia and North Africa, Ottoman history, political, religious, and social history.

Marios Hatzopoulos is a researcher at the Research Centre for Modern History (K.E.N.I.), Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Athens, Greece). He also teaches at the Hellenic Open University. He is a historian specialised in nationalism and national identity in south-east Europe and the Mediterranean world. He has recently contributed the chapter “Eighteenth-century Greek Prophetic Literature”, in David Thomas & John Chesworth (eds), Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History, Volume 14 Central and Eastern Europe (1700–1800), Leiden: Brill 2020, 382–402. His areas of interest are modern Greek history, Ottoman history, prophecy and political radicalism in early modern Europe, nationalism and religion, and digital history.

Jacqueline Hermann is Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She specialises in Portuguese-Brazilian messianism and the Iberian Union. She is the author of “Política e Profecia: resistência antonista e difusão do sebastianismo na Europa (1578–1580)”, in Poderes do Sagrado, ed. J. Hermann and W. de S. Martins (Rio de Janeiro: 2016); “Between Prophecy and Politics: The Return to Portugal of Dom Antônio, Prior of Crato, and the Early Years of the Iberian Union”, in Visions, Prophecies and Divinations Early Modern Messianism and Millenarianism in Iberian America, Spain and Portugal, ed. L.F. Silverio Lima and Ana Paula Megiani (Leiden: 2016); “Pelas letras dos profetas: D. João de Castro e a ‘fábula mística’ portuguesa (1580–1603)”, in O universo letrado da Idade Moderna (São Leopoldo, 2019). Her areas of interest include the history of sebastianism and of Luso-Brazilian messianisms, as well as the history of the Iberian Union and its developments in Europe and America.

Ariel Hessayon is a Reader in the Department of History at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of one monograph and co-editor / editor of several collections of essays and primary sources. He has also written extensively on a variety of early modern topics: antiscripturism, antitrinitarianism, book burning, communism, environmentalism, esotericism, extra-canonical texts, heresy, crypto-Jews, Judaizing, millenarianism, mysticism, prophecy, and religious radicalism.

Warren Johnston is an Associate Professor of History at Algoma University in Ontario, Canada. He specialises in the history of ideas in early modern Britain, and has published articles and books on apocalyptic thought and sermon literature in early modern Britain, including Revelation Restored: The Apocalypse in Later Seventeenth-Century England (Boydell: 2011) and National Thanksgivings and Ideas of Britain, 1689–1816 Boydell: 2020).

Lionel Laborie is Assistant Professor of Early Modern History at Leiden University. His research concentrates on the cultural history of ideas and beliefs in early modern Europe, with a particular interest in religious dissenters, the Huguenot diaspora, radicalism and underground networks in the long eighteenth century. His monograph, Enlightening Enthusiasm (Manchester: 2015), explores the debate on prophecy and “religious madness” in early eighteenth-century English society and culture.

Michael B. Riordan (PhD, Cambridge) is an independent scholar based in Edinburgh. He has written widely about the French Prophets, Scottish mysticism and the religious culture of Scottish Episcopacy. His book, The Moral Reformation in Scotland 1660–1730, will shortly be published by Oxford University Press.

Luís Filipe Silvério Lima is Associate Professor of Early Modern History at Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp). Author of Império dos sonhos: narrativas proféticas, sebastianismo e messianismo brigantino (Alameda: 2010) and co-editor of Visions, Prophecies, and Divinations. Early Modern Messianism and Millenarianism in Iberian America, Spain, and Portugal (Leiden, 2016), he is currently working on a study of the hopes of the Fifth Monarchy and prophetical connections in the 17th-century Atlantic.

Adelisa Malena is Associate Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Venice ‘Ca’ Foscari’. Her main fields of interests are: women and gender studies, cultural history, and religious history. She has been mainly working on the Roman Inquisition, the Catholic Spiritual Direction and Female Mysticism in the 17th century, and is the author of the L’Eresia dei perfetti. Inquisizione romana ed esperienze mistiche nel Seicento italiano (Rome: 2003). She is now working on trans-confessional relationships and networks between Italy and Germany (17th–18th centuries).

Andreas Pečar is Professor of Early Modern History at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. He has published on the court society of the imperial court of Vienna (Die Ökonomie der Ehre), on political Biblicism in Scotland and England in the 16th and 17th centuries (Macht der Schrift), on Frederick the Great as philosopher (Die Masken des Königs) and, together with Damien Tricoire, on our understanding of the Enlightenment (Falsche Freunde).

Martin Pjecha is a doctoral candidate at the Central European University (Budapest) and a researcher at the Centre for Medieval Studies (Prague). He specialises on the radical Hussite movement, and questions relating to religio-political thought. His most recent publication is titled “Táborite apocalyptic violence and its intellectual inspirations (1410–1415)” Bohemian Reformation and Religious Practice 11 (2018). His main areas of interest include religious and political thought, revolutionary theory, terrorism and “New Religious Movements”, religious persecution and violence, comparative religion, heresiology, and medieval/early-modern religion.

Damien Tricoire is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Trier. He specialises in early modern political, religious, intellectual and knowledge history, both in Europe and the colonial world. His recent publications include Mit Gott rechnen (2013; translated into French in 2018 as La Vierge et le Roi), Falsche Freunde (2014, with Andreas Pečar), and Der koloniale Traum (2018). His main areas of interest include the cultural and knowledge history of politics, the Catholic reformation, and the Enlightenment.

Leslie Tuttle is Associate Professor of History at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. A specialist in the history of France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, she is completing a book about changing explanations of dreaming during the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment eras. Along with Ann Marie Plane, she edited Dreams, Dreamers and Visions: The Early Modern Atlantic World (Philadelphia: 2013).

Kristine Wirts is Associate Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, TX. Wirts specialises in French religious culture during the seventeenth century and has authored a number of articles on early modern France. Her current book project covers the life of Jean Giraud, a Huguenot peddler, who fled his village of La Grave, France, for Vevey, Switzerland following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

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