MemberFrans Prasetyo

 Frans Ari Prasetyo ( is an independent researcher and photographer. His interests are the evolution of urban politics, culture and sub-cultures, artists and underground activists, using a methodology that is strongly community-research based and relies on urban culture/planning, visual anthropology/ethnography. He join in Ethnography Lab – University of Toronto

MemberAgustín Cosovschi

I am a currently a postdoctoral fellow working at the Department of Southeastern European History at Humboldt University in Berlin. My research focuses on the political, cultural and intellectual connections of socialist Yugoslavia to the United States and Latin America during the 1960s. I have a Ph.D in History from the University of San Martín (Argentina) and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France). More generally, I am interested in Central and Eastern European history, including Yiddish studies, as well as global intellectual history and studies of political and economic transition.

MemberKathleen B. Neal

Political culture fascinates me, and in particular the design and deployment of rhetoric for political effect. I study this in the context of 13th-14th c. English royal administration and its domestic and diplomatic interlocutors. I am also interested in the question of women’s power, and especially their participation in diplomatic exchange. Currently completing my monograph on royal letters in the reign of Edward I, and about to begin work on a new project injustice and advice with my colleague Prof. Constant Mews. Cover image: Lincolnshire County Archive BNLW 1/1/55/1, c.1230-1250 (image, K. Neal).

MemberGabriel Wick

Gabriel Wick is a Paris-based historian and curator, and a lecturer at the Paris campus of NYU. His research focuses on political culture in the pre-Revolutionary period, and in particular the meanings attached to English-inflected aesthetics and pastimes. He has curated a number of exhibitions, notably Hubert Robert et la fabrique des Jardins (château de La Roche-Guyon, 9/2017-12/2017), Terres de Voltaire, Jardins des Lumières (CMN / château de Ferney, 06/20-12/20), and Vivre à l’antique (CMN / château de Rambouillet, 03/21-06/21).

MemberGuy Beiner

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”. I enjoy rambling through the very long-nineteenth century, though I have been known to saunter into more contemporary times and have made occasional excursions further back into the byroads of the eighteenth century. The sites I frequent are, more often than not, found in Europe, with a particular attraction to the island of Ireland. On my expeditions into the past, I dwell on curiosities and attempt to decipher their political, cultural and social significance. Manifestations of vernacular history, echoed in folklore traditions and oral narratives, are a source of continuing fascination. Finding my way through Mnemosyne’s labyrinths of social remembrance has provided stimulating challenges and, in recent years, I have navigated the river Lethe, trying to fathom the puzzles of social forgetting. The road goes ever on.