James is Research Professor at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo. His main research areas are Christian origins and Judaism in the first century and religion in English political discourse. Further details can be found here.
Alastair is a Fellow and College Lecturer at Churchill College in the University of Cambridge. He works on the late-modern history of religion and belief, with a special interest in the psychology of religion. Further details can be found here.
Vanessa recently retired as Professor of London History at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research and writing centre on the social history of medieval and early modern London, c. 1500-1700, with a special focus on death and burial. Recently she has been exploring plague and fire and their impact on Londoners’ lives and perspectives on the world.
Ariel is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of ‘Gold tried in the fire’. The prophet TheaurauJohn Tany and the English Revolution (Ashgate, 2007) and has edited / co-edited several collections of essays. He has also written extensively on a variety of early modern topics: antiscripturism, book burning, communism, environmentalism, esotericism, extra-canonical texts, heresy, crypto-Jews, Judaizing, millenarianism, mysticism, prophecy, and religious radicalism.
Justin is a University Senior Lecturer in the Critical Study of Religion, University of Cambridge and Visiting Researcher at the Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender studies, Stockholm University.
Suzanne is a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the Open University. She has a longstanding interest in contemporary millenarian and apocalyptic groups. She has researched new and minority religious movements at Inform, an independent charity based at the London School of Economics for over fourteen years. While working at Inform she produced, with her colleague Sarah Harvey, an edited book on Prophecy in the New Millennium and has appeared on BBC Radio 3's Material World discussing 2012 prophecies.