Alexander Arnold is a Ph.D. candidate in New York University’s History Department and Institute of French Studies, as well as a fellow at the Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Focusing on modern European intellectual history, Alexander’s work integrates the history of economics with the history of science and the history of political thought. He is currently writing a dissertation entitled Rethinking Economics in Modern France. After defending his dissertation this summer, Alexander will be beginning a J.D. at New York University Law School, where he will be a Furman Academic Scholar.
Joshua Bennett read for undergraduate and graduate degrees in History at Christ Church, Oxford. His doctoral research, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, focused on debates over the relationship between religion and historical progress in nineteenth-century British intellectual culture. After holding a fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research in London, and a lectureship at St John’s College, Oxford, he returned to Christ Church as a Junior Research Fellow in 2016. His first book, Doctrine, progress, and history: British religious debate 1845-1914, will be published by Oxford University Press.
Isabel Gabel is a postdoctoral fellow in Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science at the University of Chicago. She is working on a book about biology, humanism, and historical thought in 20th-century France.
Alice Goff is Assistant Professor of German History at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the intellectual and cultural history of modern Germany with particular focus on in the history of museums, cultural diplomacy, and art history and aesthetics. Her current book project, “The God Behind the Marble: Transcending the Object in the German Aesthetic State,” is a study of the French looting of European art in the Napoleonic period and its consequences for German cultural political thought and practice in the nineteenth century. She received her PhD from UC Berkeley in 2015; between 2015-2017 she was a postdoctoral fellow with the University of Michigan Society of Fellows. She is the author of “The Selbst Gewählter Plan: The Schildbach Wood Library in 18th Century Hessen-Kassel,” Representations (2014) and a forthcoming article, “The Honor of The Trophy: A Prussian Bronze in the Napoleonic Era” in The Things They Carried: War, Migration, and Material Culture, ed. Leora Auslander and Tara Zahra (Cornell, 2017).
Rob Goodman is a PhD candidate in political theory at Columbia University and a Heyman Center for the Humanities fellow. He is a former congressional speechwriter and the co-author of two books: Rome’s Last Citizen, a book on Cato the Younger and the Roman Republic, and A Mind at Play, a biography of Claude Shannon.
Kristen Loveland specializes in modern European intellectual, gender, and legal history and is currently finishing her doctorate at Harvard University. Her dissertation, titled “Re-producing the Human: Dignity, Eugenics, and Governing Reproductive Technology in Germany,” is being supervised by Peter Gordon and Judith Surkis. For the 2016-17 academic year, she is a Research Visitor at the Centre for History and Economics, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. In 2016, she received her JD from NYU Law, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, where she was a Furman Academic Scholar and Articles Editor on the NYU Law Review. She received an MPhil in Modern European History with distinguished performance from the University of Cambridge and a BA in History and a concentration in Creative Writing from Columbia University.
Adriana Markantonatos studied European Ethnology/Cultural Sciences and Art History at the Philipps-University Marburg, with a Magister-Thesis on body stylization in the fashion magazine VOGUE in 2008. Since 2009 until recently I have been research assistant at the German Documentation Center for Art History – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, being responsible for the research project “Begriffsgeschichte und Bildpolitik: Erforschung des wissenschaftlichen Nachlasses von Reinhart Koselleck (1923-2006)”, which was realized in close cooperation with the German Literature Archive Marbach. Part of the project was my Ph.D.-Thesis on “Geschichtsdenken zwischen Bild und Text. Reinhart Kosellecks ‘Suche nach dem Unsichtbaren’”, which I submitted in March this year. I will continue to work on Koselleck’s archive in the context of exhibitions and as editor of his essays on political iconology, and I will start as head of research at TECHNOSEUM Mannheim, to work on the family archive of Carl Benz, the inventor of the automobile. I am used to working at the intersection of archive, museum and university, while my research is strongly interdisciplinary with a special interest in Intellectual History, the History of the Humanities/ Wissenschaftsgeschichte and its theory.
Larry McGrath is currently an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Humanities at Wesleyan University. He received his doctorate in Intellectual History as well as an MA in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University. When Larry’s not backpacking in the Green Mountains, he spends his time writing and reading about the human sciences (i.e., neurology, physiology, psychology, philosophy) in France and America. A driving aim of his work is to fit scientific literature more comfortably into what counts as modern intellectual history. To that end, Larry’s intrigued by the uses of neuroscience in the 19th century as well as their abuses – especially in historiographical theory – today.
Devin Vartija is a PhD candidate in the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, where he is researching the complex interplay between equality and racial classification in Enlightenment thought. He completed his MA in history at Utrecht University and a Bachelor of Arts and Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. He has been a visiting graduate student at Princeton University and at UCLA. His essay ‘Empathy, Equality, and the Radical Enlightenment’ was recently published by Routledge in Reassessing the Radical Enlightenment.