Early American Literature, Puritans and Quakers, technology and pedagogy
cultural history, especially religion and society in 17th and 18th century Europe (Pietism; esotericism; Quakerism; Judaism and Anti-Judaism); women’s history; cultural and linguistic rights; human rights; secret organizations and their methods of information transfer
Jonathan H. Harwell is Head of Collections & Systems at Rollins College, and was previously a librarian at Georgia Southern University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Berry College. He holds an MLIS from The University of Alabama, an MA in Social Science from Georgia Southern University, and a BA in English from the University of Southern Mississippi. In his former life, he was a teacher in Albania for two years. His passions include researching the cultural history of Quakers in the American South.
…anzo sul Risorgimento tra storia e mito, Pisa, Pisa University Press, 2017, pp. 63-76 ISBN 978-886741-8886.
5. Villani Stefano, “Quakers between Martyrdom and Missionary Activity,” in Yosef Kaplan (ed.), Early Modern Ethnic and Religious Communities in Exile, Cambrid…
Stefano Villani is Associate Professor in Early Modern European History at the University of Maryland, College Park (associate professor at the University of Pisa until 2010). He has worked on the Quaker missions in the Mediterranean and published numerous articles and books in this area: Tremolanti e papisti (1996); Il calzolaio quacchero e il finto cadì (2001); A True Account of the Great Tryals and Cruel Sufferings Undergone by Those Two Faithful Servants of God, Katherine Evans and Sarah Cheevers (2003). More recently he has worked on the religious history of the English community in Livorno and on the Italian translations of the Book of Common Prayer and has published an intellectual biography of one of the Nineteenth-Century translators: George Frederick Nott (1768-1841). Un ecclesiastico anglicano tra teologia, letteratura, arte, archeologia, bibliofilia e collezionismo (Rome 2012). He has co-edited with Alison Yarrington and Julia Kelly the Proceedings of the conference ‘In Medias Res: British-Italian Cultural Transactions – British Academy Colloquium 3: Travels and Translations (Amsterdam/New York 2013).
Will Fenton is the Director of Scholarly Innovation at the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Creative Director of Redrawing History: Indigenous Perspectives on Colonial America (The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage). He earned his Ph.D. from Fordham University in August 2018 (Department of English). Fenton specializes in early American literature and the digital humanities, for which he has received support from the American Philosophical Society; Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections; the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory; the Library Company of Philadelphia; the Modern Language Association; the New York Public Library; NYC Digital Humanities; and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture. His writings have appeared in academic journals (American Quarterly, Common-Place, and ESQ); academic blogs (American Philosophical Society, HASTAC, MLA Connected Academics, Omohundro Uncommon Sense, and the Organization of American Historians); and various public platforms (including Inside Higher Ed and PC Magazine, for which he writes the column “Autodidact“). Fenton has also created several major digital projects outlined on digital scholarship.
I am an historian of art and architecture, with 12 years’ experience of working in the built environment sector. I currently work for Historic England, the public body which helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s historic environment. I provide in-house archival research and fabric analysis for a wide range of buildings and historic areas. I have published articles on a variety of architectural and historical topics, with a particular focus on the early nineteenth century. My co-authored book on the architecture and history of Weston-super-Mare, a Victorian seaside resort in Somerset, was published in March 2019. I am also interested in the production, display, collecting and reproduction of early nineteenth-century sculpture. I have explored these themes in several publications in relation to Johann Heinrich von Dannecker’s marble group Ariadne auf dem Panther/Ariadne on the Panther (1803-14).
Andrzej Klimczuk, PhD, a sociologist and public policy expert, graduated from the Faculty of History and Sociology at the University of Bialystok, Poland and the Collegium of Socio-Economics at Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. Editor and correspondent of publications about computer and video games in the years 2002-2009. Volunteer for The University of Bialystok Foundation as well as Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland and Foundation Dobra Sieć. In 2011-2013 Vice President of the Foundation’s Laboratory Research and Social Action “SocLab.” Co-author of the model and founder of the Regional Cultural Observatory, which is a node of a Living Culture Observatory in Poland. Member of Polish Sociological Association, Games Research Association of Poland, Polish Society of Gerontology, European Network for Social Policy Analysis, European Map of Intergenerational Learning, East European Sub-Regional Association of Schools of Social Work, European Sociological Association, International Sociological Association. Author of many scientific papers in the field of gerontology, ludology and social policy (for example, books: “Kapitał społeczny ludzi starych na przykładzie mieszkańców miasta Białystok” [Social Capital of Old People on the Example of Bialystok Residents], Wiedza i Edukacja, Lublin 2012; “Experts and Cultural Narcissism. Relations in the Early 21st Century”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken 2012; “Aging in the Social Space” (co-authored with Ł. Tomczyk), The Association of Social Gerontologists, Białystok-Kraków 2015; “Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy, Volume I: Context and Considerations”, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 2015; “Generations, intergenerational relationships, generational policy: A multilingual compendium”, Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, editions 2015-2017; “Economic Foundations for Creative Ageing Policy, Volume II: Putting Theory into Practice”, Palgrave Macmillan, New York 2017).