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  Sara Beam's research focuses on cultural and social history of Europe between 1400 and 1800. In particular, she is currently investigating changes in criminal legal procedure during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The purpose of this project is to investigate why the practice of judicial torture declined sharply in the period 1550-1650.
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Fields of expertiseEarly Modern Europe History of Torture 1400-1800 Pop...
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria
Professional statusAssistant Professor
Cazes, Hélène

A specialist of Renaissance Literature, Hélène Cazes researches the definitions and practices of Humanism -the word itself being the self-description of learned communities, bound in cross-linguistic and often cross-religious networks. She is currenlty tracking the concept of friendship, a foundational concept for newly-born Republics of Letters in Europe (16th and 18th c.).
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Fields of expertiseRenaissance Literature Humanism Medieval Literature ...
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria
Professional statusAssociate Professor

Antonio Cazorla-Sanchez' major research focuses on the cultural and social evolution of Europe in the 20th century. Dr. Cazorla-Sanchez is currently writing a cultural biography of Spain's General Franco.
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InstitutionTrent University, Department of History
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Claire Carlin

For the past ten years, Claire Carlin's research has focused on representations of marriage in early modern Europe, with the emphasis on France. A digital anthology and scholarly edition of texts and images on this topic can be found at http://mariage.uvic.ca/. She has also worked on the notion of contagion, directing a team project whose results were published in 2005. As well she continues to publish on early modern French theatre. Media Experience:Dr. Carlin has some experience responding to TV, Radio and Print Media inquiries.
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Fields of expertiseCulture and literature of early modern France History ...
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria
Professional statusFull Professor
Ingram, Susan

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Fields of expertiseThe institutions of European cultural modernity, includ...
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InstitutionYork University, Canadian Centre of German and European...
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Oleson, John Peter

John Peter Oleson's research focuses on ancient technology, particularly ships, harbours, and water-supply systems. Since 1971 he has directed or participated in underwater excavations at a number of Roman harbour sites in Italy, Israel, Egypt, and Turkey. Between 1986 and 2005  Dr. Oleson directed excavations at the site of Humayma, ancient Hawara, a Nabataean, Roman, and Early Islamic settlement in Jordan's southern desert. He has published 10 books and more than 95 articles concerning ancient technology, marine archaeology, the Nabataeans, and the Roman Near East.
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  • Underwater cultural heritage in the Mediterra...
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria
Professional statusFull Professor
Pekacz, Jolanta T.

Jolanta T. Pekacz is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Dalhousie University, previously Canadian Research Chair (Tier II) in European Studies. Her major fields of interest are Memory, identity and gender in nineteenth-century Europe, French salons as lieux de mémoire, biography, Fryderyk Chopin and social history of music.
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Fields of expertiseMemory, identity and gender in nineteenth-century Europ...
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InstitutionDalhousie University, Department of History
Professional statusAssociate Professor
Pollard, Matt

Matt Pollard is interested in the relationship between the visual arts and literature, as well as the historical and political contexts of (inter)cultural expression, ranging from Nietzsche reception in the popular culture of the English-speaking world, sport as spectacle, and the ongoing debates regarding the overlap between mass media, propaganda and reportage. At present Dr. Pollard is a member of a four-author team creating a two-year textbook for teaching German language and / through culture.
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Fields of expertiseNineteenth- and Twentieth-Century German Literature Ge...
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria
Professional statusSenior Instructor
Reisenleitner, Markus

Markus Reisenleitner is Professor in the Department of Humanities at York University. His current research focuses on imaginaries of mobility, community, fashion and style in the global digital city.
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Fields of expertiseCultural Studies, Urban Culture, Popular Culture, Digit...
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InstitutionYork University, Canadian Centre for German and Europea...
Professional statusFull Professor
Whaley, Leigh Ann

Leigh Ann Whaley is a Full Professor in the Department of History and Classics at Acadia University. The French Revolution, European women and science, French Women in World War II and the History of Women in Medicine from the Middle Ages to the 18th century are her major fields of interest.
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Fields of expertiseFrench Revolution, European women and science, French W...
InstitutionAcadia University, Department of History and Classics
Professional statusFull Professor
White, Frederick

Frederick White is an Associate Professor in the Department of German and Russian at Memorial University of Newfoundland where he also is the Associate Dean of Arts (Research and Graduate Programs). His research includes Comparative Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Language and Literature and Cultural History, with a particular focus on Russia.
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Fields of expertiseComparative Cultural Studies; Film Studies; Language a...
InstitutionMemorial University of Newfoundland, Department of Germ...
Professional statusAssociate Professor