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 Etnography 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.

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.

MemberRobin Whelan

…In my current post-doctoral project, ‘Forming a Christian state in the late-antique Mediterranean, c. 400-600’, I consider the transformation of ancient political culture in the wake of the conversion of the late Roman aristocracy. This project examines the long-term consequences of the Christianization of the Roman world in a comparative perspective: not only in the Eastern Empire and the fragmenting territories of its Western counterpart, but also in the new successor kingdoms of the post-imperial West. It investigates how Christian ideology reshaped contemporary expectations of the courtiers, bureaucrats and generals who served regimes across the fifth- and sixth-c…

I am currently Lecturer in Mediterranean History at the University of Liverpool. I am a cultural historian of late antiquity and the early middle ages. My research and teaching focus on the later Roman Empire and its early medieval successors, with a particular interest in issues of religious diversity, social identity, ethnic communities, and political culture. My first book, Being Christian in Vandal Africa (University of California Press, 2018) is about the consequences of church conflict in post-Roman Africa (modern-day Tunisia and Algeria). My current project considers how Christian ideology reshaped the representation and practice of governance in late antiquity. Before coming to Liverpool in January 2018, I was Hulme Humanities Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (2014-2018), and a temporary Lecturer in Early Medieval History attached to various Oxford colleges (2016/17).