RICHARD LIM, Associate Professor of History at Smith College, earned his B.A. at the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. at Princeton University. His publications include "Public Disputations, Power, and Social Order in Late Antiquity "(1995) and articles on the history and culture of Late Antiquity. A recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome and the National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship, he is currently working on a book on public spectacles and civic transformation in five cities within the Later Roman Empire.
DAVID KAMMERLING SMITH, Associate Professor of History at Eastern Illinois University, received his M.S. Ed. (1986) from Indiana University and both a M.A. (1990) and Ph.D. (1995) in European history from the University of Pennsylvania. A specialist in French history, he has published articles on political, economic, and cultural history in "The Journal of Modern History and French Historical Studies, " among other journals, and contributed to major reference works, such as "The Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment." He has received numerous grants, including a Bourse Chateaubriand, a Lingelbach Research Fellowship, and a Mellon Foundation Fellowship, and has served as an editor and book review editor of H-France. At Eastern Illinois University, he has taught both Western Civilization and World History and has developed specialized courses that integrate national historical narratives into the framework of world history.show more