Dejan Djokić is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Goldsmiths, University of London and Visiting Professor at Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Südosteuropäische Geschichte, Humboldt University of Berlin. A historian of Europe, with a special interest in the Balkans, his research focuses on autoethnography, collective biography and generational memory; history of Serbia since the Middle Ages; and global and transnational dimensions of Yugoslav socialism and dissent.
Celia Donert is University Lecturer in Central European History and Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. Her research seeks to explore the history of socialism, nationalism, gender, and human rights in contemporary Europe from a transnational and global perspective.
Alex Drace-Francis is Associate Professor in European Cultural History in the Department of European Studies, University of Amsterdam. He works mainly on eighteenth- and nineteenth- century cultural history, particularly Romanian and Balkan history; travel and travel writing; and ideas of Europe.
Russell Foster is Lecturer in British and European Politics at King’s College, London. Trained in International Relations, Human Geography and Modern and Imperial History, he has researched the relationship between nationalism, European identity, and Brexit; and EU as an Empire.
Christian Goeschel is Reader in Modern European History at the University of Manchester. He has also taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, and the Australian National University and has been a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. Among his books are his 2009 Suicide in Nazi Germany (published by Oxford University Press, German translation Suhrkamp, 2011) and Mussolini and Hitler: The Forging of the Fascist Alliance(Yale University Press, 2018; published in Italian with Laterza, German with Suhrkamp, and Danish editions published in 2019). He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Philippa Hetherington is Lecturer in Modern Eurasian History (19th - 20th Century) at School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. She works on the cultural, social and legal history of imperial Russia and the early Soviet Union in global and transnational context; the intersections of international legal history with biopolitics and feminist theory, particularly in the context of empire and under socialism; and 'trafficking in women' in turn of the century Russia, the development of international humanitarian law, migratory regimes, and imperial governance.
Simon Jackson is Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History and Director of Centre for Modern and Contemporary History at University of Birmingham. He is a historian of colonial empire with a special focus on the Middle East and the Mediterranean in the twentieth century, the discourse and politics of economic development in the French League of Nations Mandate in Syria and Lebanon, the history of Fordism in the post-Ottoman Middle East, and the global history of colonial commodities and natural resources.
Lucy Riall is Professor of History of Europe in the World (19th to 20th centuries) at European University Institute, Florence. She works on modern European history, especially Italy; nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European colonialism; nationalism and nation-building; biography; religion and politics; and masculinity and politics.
Astrid Swenson is Professor of History at Bath Spa University. She is a cultural historian of modern Europe whose research focuses on heritage, museums and material culture since the late 18th century. Astrid is particularly interested in how attitudes to the past and the movement of ideas, objects and people across borders interrelate and how both shape and are shaped by local, national and global structures and identities.