David S. Barnes is Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science and Director of the Health and Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Making of a Social Disease: Tuberculosis in Nineteenth-Century France (University of California Press, 1995) and The Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006). He is currently writing a history of Philadelphia’s Lazaretto quarantine station (1799¬¬–1895). His other interests include public history, the history of the senses, and the history of disgust.
Frances Henderson Ford has both undergraduate and graduate degrees in historic preservation (College of Charleston, 2003; University of Pennsylvania, 2006) and has had a long-standing interest in materials conservation, concentrating in paint and ornamental plaster conservation in graduate school. She currently works as an independent conservator and heads the conservation initiatives for Richard Marks Restoration, a nationally known restoration contracting company based in Charleston. In addition to her work focusing on historic interiors, Ford is also experienced in masonry conservation and has repaired some of Charleston’s oldest gravestones.
She also serves as conservation lecturer and laboratory manager for the Clemson/College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.
Christopher Koziol is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Colorado Denver. He is a licensed architect and preservation professional with interests that range from the history of technology and the growth of the industrial city to contemporary interpretive and design-based approaches to urban heritage. He is currently completing a book manuscript, Heritage on the Make: Assembling Chicago’s Architectural Past [and Future] (contracted with Ashgate Publishing).
Frank G. Matero is Professor of Architecture and Founder and Director of The Architectural Conservation Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Research Associate of the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. His education includes an M.S. from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University and the Conservation Program, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Matero was formerly Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of the Center for Preservation Research at Columbia University (1981–90) as well as lecturer at the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property in Rome (UNESCO-ICCROM) and the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.
Mary Mitchell is a doctoral student in the department of the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously trained as a lawyer, Mitchell’s work focuses on the intersections among law, science and technology, and social movements. Among other things, she is interested in social theories of space, place, and movement.
Diana Strazdes is a Professor of Art History at the University of California, Davis, where she teaches courses on the cultural history of museums and the American home. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century American art and material culture, with a particular interest in the reception of art and the professional identity of artists. Her essays have appeared in the Winterthur Portfolio, New England Quarterly, Word & Image, and Early American Studies.
Fernando Vegas and Camilla Mileto are architects and professors at the Universidad Politécnica of Valencia (Spain), where they teach architectural preservation both in graduate and postgraduate courses. They have been guest lecturers in the universities of Venice and Palermo (Italy), Cordoba (Argentina), and Pennsylvania (USA). They are directors of the magazine Loggia and have extensively published on preservation. They have received several national and international awards for their research, projects, and built work on architectural preservation. They have made several studies, projects, and interventions for the preservation of the Alhambra of Granada, among other monuments of Spain.