Koen Vermeir is a Research Professor (CR1) at the Laboratoire SPHERE (UMR 7219) of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, France), affiliated with University Paris 7, and currently a visiting professor at the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB, Romania). He is specialized in the history of science, technology, and media with a special interest in the intersection between science, religion, and technology. He focuses on skills, techniques, and the material cultures of knowledge, but he is also interested in conceptual questions related to knowledge and technology. He has recently published Le livre technique avant le XXe siècle. À l’échelle du monde (2017) with Liliane Hilaire-Pérez, Valérie Nègre and Delphine Spicq ; Electricity and Imagination (2016) ; and Boundaries, Extents and Circulations (2016) with Jonathan Regier. He is Editor-in-Chief of Centaurus, one of the major generalist journals in the history of science, and he is on the on the Executive Council of the European Society for the History of Science. He is also on the Executive Committee of the Global Young Academy (GYA), where he drives societal and policy changes and brings historical and philosophical nuance to the science-policy nexus.
Dániel Margócsy is Reader in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Commercial Visions: Science, Trade, and Visual Culture in the Dutch Golden Age (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014), and, with Mark Somos and Stephen N. Joffe, of The Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius: A Worldwide Descriptive Census, Ownership, and Annotations of the 1543 and 1555 Editions (Leiden: Brill, 2018). He has also co-edited issues for the British Journal for the History of Science (on States of Secrecy) and for Social Studies of Science (on Breaking Scientific Networks). His publications have examined the intersections of the history of science, art history, the history of commerce, and the history of the book. His current interests include the reception of Machiavelli in World War II, the relationship between street magic and court culture under Louis XIV, and the role of intestinal worms in art.