Kate Fullagar is Professor of History at Australian Catholic University. She is the author of The Savage Visit: New World Peoples and Popular Imperial Culture in Britain 1710-1795 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012) and The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020). She is the editor of The Atlantic World in the Antipodes: Effects and Transformations since the Eighteenth Century (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012) and, with Michael McDonnell, Facing Empire: Indigenous Experiences in a Revolutionary Age (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018). Kate has held visiting fellowships at York, Duke, Yale, and Princeton universities. She is the Lead Chief Investigator on an ARC Linkage Project with the National Portrait Gallery called ‘Facing New Worlds.’
Sasha Handley is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Manchester. Her work focuses on histories of daily life (especially sleep), material culture and supernatural belief. Her books include Sleep in Early Modern England (2016) and Visions of an Unseen World: Ghost Beliefs and Ghost Stories in Eighteenth-Century England (2007). Sasha also co-curated the exhibition ‘Magic, Witches and Devils in the Early Modern World’ with Dr Jenny Spinks in 2016 at the John Rylands Library.
Eugenia Zuroski is Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University and Editor of the journal Eighteenth-Century Fiction. Her book A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism was published by Oxford University Press in 2013 and issued in paperback in 2018. She has recently contributed articles to the collection Writing China: Essays on the Amherst Embassy (1816) and Sino-British Cultural Relations; Journal18; and the forthcoming special issue of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation on “The Novel as Theory.” Her current book project, “A Funny Thing: The Exotic Detail in Eighteenth-Century Britain,” is supported by an Insight Grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Freya Gowrley is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the University of Derby’s History department. Her research focuses on the relationship between identity and visual and material culture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and its empire, analysing this through a focus on three key sites: the home, the collaged object, and the body. Her monograph, Domestic Space in Britain, c. 1750-1840: Materiality, Sociability & Emotion is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic, and she has articles published in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Journal 18, and Aphra Behn Online and forthcoming in the Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies. She has held postdoctoral research fellowships at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, and short-term research fellowships at Yale Centre for British Art, the Winterthur Museum, the Huntington Library, the Harry Ransom Center, the University of St Andrews, and the Library Company of Philadelphia.