Thomas F. X. Noble is Professor and Chair of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is author of several books, including The Republic of St. Peter: The Birth of the Papal State, 680-825, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Professor of history and gender studies at the University of Southern California, Elinor Accampo completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to her career at USC, she taught at Colorado College and Denison University. She specializes in modern France and is the author of "Blessed Motherhood"; "Bitter Fruit: Nelly Roussel and the Politics of Female Pain in Third Republic France"; and "Industrialization, Family, and Class Relations: Saint Chamond, 18151914". She has also published "Gender and the Politics of Social Reform in France" (co-edited with Rachel Fuchs and Mary Lynn Stewart) and articles and book chapters on the history of reproductive rights and birth control movements. She has received fellowships and travel grants from the German Marshall Fund, the Haynes Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as an award for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching at USC.
After receiving her Ph.D. from Brown University, Kristen Neuschel taught at Denison University and Duke University, where she is currently associate professor of history. She is a specialist in early modern French history and is the author of "Word of Honor: Interpreting Noble Culture in Sixteenth-Century France" and articles on French social history and European women's history. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has also received the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, which is awarded annually on the basis of student nominations for excellence in teaching at Duke.
A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome with a Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Davis, Duane Osheim is professor of history at the University of Virginia. He has held American Council of Learned Societies, American Philosophical Society, National Endowment for the Humantities and Fulbright Fellowships. He is author and editor of "A Tuscan Monastery and Its Social World"; "An Italian Lordship: The Bishopric of Lucca in the Late Middle Ages"; "Beyond Florence: The Contours of Medieval and Early Modern Italy"; and "Chronicling History: Chroniclers and Historians in Medieval and Renaissance Italy".