Valérie M. Dionne is an Associate Professor and co-chair of the French and Italian Studies Department. Her research focuses on Early Modern Literature and Culture. She is the author of Montaigne, écrivain de la conciliation (Classiques Garnier, 2014). She also co-edited the volume “Revelations of Character”: Ethos, Rhetoric and Moral Philosophy in Montaigne (Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007). She teaches courses on the French and Haitian Revolutions.
Jim Fleming is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Science, Technology, and Society. He has written extensively on the history of weather, climate, technology, and the environment including social, cultural, and intellectual aspects. His books include Meteorology in America (Johns Hopkins, 1990), Historical Perspectives on Climate Change (Oxford, 1998), The Callendar Effect (AMS, 2007), Fixing the Sky (Columbia, 2010), and Inventing Atmospheric Science (MIT, 2016).