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Cordula van Wyhe
Cordula van Wyhe is a Senior Lecturer in the History of Art. Before joining the History of Art Department at the University of York in 2005, she was the Speelman-Newton Fellow in Netherlandish Art at Wolfson College Cambridge (2000-2005). Her research interests lie in early modern cultural history with particular reference to the seventeenth-century Low Countries. Major interests include religious and political imagery, royal patronage, and early modern court culture.

Biancamaria Fontana Fontana
Biancamaria Fontana is honorary professor of the history of political ideas at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Her books include Montaigne’s Politics. Authority and Governance in the Essais (Princeton, 2008), Benjamin Constant and the Post-Revolutionary Mind (Yale, 1991)and Rethinking the Politics of Commercial Society (Cambridge, 2010). Most recently she has written Germaine de Staël: A Political Portrait (2016).

sethCatriona Seth
Catriona Seth (FBA) is a British scholar of French literature and the history of ideas. Since 2015, she has been Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She published extensively on 18th-century French literature and culture, and is scientific editor of several Pléiade volumes, among which Laclos’ Les liaisons dangereuses (2011) and Germaine de Staël’s Oeuvres.