Margaret C. Jacob, HISTORY • Author of Practical Matter: Newton’s Science in the Service of Industry and Empire, 1687-1851 (Harvard University Press, 2004; Larry Stewart, co-author). Publications include, with Wijnand Mijnhardt, eds., The Dutch Republic in the Eighteenth Century (1992); The Radical Enlightenment: Pantheists, Freemasons and Republicans (1981; second ed. 2003). Awarded honorary doctorate, University of Utrecht, 2002.

Robert Kirsner, GERMANIC LANGUAGES • Recent publications include “From Meaning to Message in Two Theories: Cognitive and Saussurean Views of the Dutch Demonstratives,” in Geiger and Rudzka-Ostyn, eds. (1993); “Interaction of Grammatical Form and Intonation: Two Experiments on Dutch Imperatives,” written with Vincent van Heuven, in Van Bezooijen and Kager, eds. (1999), and “The Future of a Minimalist Linguistics in a Maximalist World,” in Reid, Otheguy, and Stern, eds. (2002).

David Kunzle (Emeritus), ART HISTORY • Recent endeavors include From Criminal to Courtier: The Soldier in Netherlandish Art, 1550-1670 (Brill, 2002), and an updated edition of Fashion and Fetishism: A Social History of the Corset, Tight-Lacing & Other Forms of Body Sculpture in the West (Penguin Social History Classics, 2002).

Geoffrey Robinson, HISTORY • Research and teaching focus on Modern Indonesian and Southeast Asian history, politics, and human rights. Author of The Dark Side of Paradise: Political Violence in Bali (Cornell University Press, 1995); Indonesia and East Timor: Power and Impunity – Human Rights Under the New Order (London: Amnesty International, 1994); Philippines: The Killing Goes On (London: Amnesty International, 1992).

Debora Silverman, HISTORY • Author of Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Search for Sacred Art (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001; paper 2004); Art Nouveau in Fin-de-Siècle France: Politics, Psychology, and Style (University of California Press, 1989; paper 1991); Selling Culture (Pantheon Books, 1986). Now working on fin-de-siècle Belgium, her teaching and research include French, Dutch and Belgian cultural and art history.

Sanjay Subrahmanyam, HISTORY • Joining the UCLA faculty in 2004 as the holder of the Doshe Chair, Sanjay Subrahmanyam came here after having been the first holder of the newly created Chair in Indian History at the University of Oxford . His most recent work, published by Oxford University Press (2004) in 2 volumes, is entitled Explorations in Connected History (Vol. I: Mughals and Franks; Vol. II: From the Tagus to the Ganges). His current research includes a joint book, nearing completion, with Muzaffar Alam, on travel-writing in the Indo-Persian world from 1400 to 1800. He also continues to work on the history of the Dutch East India Company in India and Southeast Asia.

Cisca Brier, teacher in Dutch language