Evanthia Baboula (DPhil, Oxford) is assistant professor in the Department of History in Art at UVic. Her current research is divided between the Ottoman urban topography of southern Greece and cross-cultural exchange in the East Mediterranean. Her publications include "A Town to be envied even by Sultans? Aspects of the Ottoman Presence in Western Greece" (Journal of Modern Hellenism, 2011). She is currently working on the writings of the Byzantine emperor Manuel Palaeologos.
Joe Grossi (PhD, Ohio State University) is assistant professor in the Department of English at UVic. His publications include "Cloistered Lydgate, Commercial Scribe: British Library Harley 2255 Revisited" (Medieval Studies, 2012) and "The Unhidden Piety of Chaucer's 'Seint Cecilie'" (The Chaucer Review, 2002). He is currently working on a monograph entitled A Liminal Kingdom: East Anglia in the Anglo-Saxon Literary Imagination.
Iain Higgins (PhD, Harvard) is professor in the Department of English at UVic. His teaching and research interests include later medieval literature in Scotland, England and France. His The Book of John Mandeville, with Related Texts (2011) was awarded an honourable mention by the Modern Language Association of America in the Scaglione Prize for an Outstanding Translation of a Literary Work.
Janelle Jenstad (PhD, Queen's University) is associate professor in the Department of English at UVic. She is a textual critic, editor, performance critic and geohumanities scholar. She works on the literature of early modern London, with a special interest in merchants, goldsmiths, the livery companies and civic pageantry. As general editor and coordinator of The Map of Early Modern London (mapoflondon.uvic.ca), she maps cultural documents onto a birds'-eye map of 1560s London.
Marcus Milwright (DPhil, Oxford) is professor of History in Art at UVic and the director of the Medieval Studies Program. His research interests include the art and archaeology of the Islamic Middle East, urban labour and craft practices, cross-cultural contacts in the Mediterranean, and the history of medicine. His publications include Fortress of the Raven (2008) and An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology (2010). He is currently working on a book about the balsam of Matarea, one of the panaceas of the medieval world.
Mariam Rosser-Owen (DPhil, Oxford) is curator of the arts of the Islamic world before 1500 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. Her interests encompass the arts of Islamic Spain and North Africa, Islamic portable arts, architectural decoration, and the reception of Islamic art in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Her books include: Islamic Arts from Spain (2010), Revisiting Al-Andalus: Perspectives on the Material Culture of Islamic Iberia and Beyond (co-editor, 2007), and Metalwork and Material Culture in the Islamic World: Art, Craft and Text (co-editor, 2012).
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