Bill Kent is an Australian Professorial Fellow in the School of Historical Studies at Monash University, and was founding director of the Monash University Centre in Prato. He is a widely published specialist in the cultural and social history of late medieval and Renaissance Italy, especially Florence, and is general editor of the critical edition of Lorenzo de’ Medici’s letters. In 2004 he published Lorenzo de’ Medici and the Art of Magnificence (Johns Hopkins University Press).
Ros Pesman is Professor Emeritus in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry at the University of Sydney where she was formerly Challis Professor of History and Pro Vice-Chancellor for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is a former president of the Australian Historical Association and a former vice-president of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Her many publications include From Paesani to Global Italians. Veneto Migration to Australia (with Loretta Baldassar, University of Western Australia Press, 2005), and The Oxford Book of Australian Travel Writing (edited with David Walker and Richard White, OUP, 1996).
Cynthia Troup is a writer and academic editor; her publications include articles in Italian Studies and short fiction, as well as essays and interviews in the fields of contemporary art and music. A founding member of the arts company Aphids, Troup also writes for performance. She received an inaugural Australian Foundation for Studies in Italy award in 1995. She has taught in the School of Historical Studies and in the Faculty of Art and Design at Monash University, and at The University of Melbourne she works in Italian Studies.
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