Editorial Team

NOTE: The following listing was accurate at the time the journal ceased publication in 2019. It is provided for reference only.

Executive Editor

Jeffrey Tyssens studied history and international and European law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In 1992, he obtained his Ph.D. and became a postdoctoral researcher (FWO). In 1997 and 1998, he was visiting researcher at the Section d'Histoire de l'Education of the Institut National de Recherche Pedagogique in Paris. He is a professor in contemporary political history and he is the president of the research group on freemasonry (FREE) . He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism. He is a member of the board of the Belgian Historical Institute in Rome and of ODIS - Intermediary Structures in Flanders (19th-20th centuries). In 2009, he was Pieter Paul Rubens professor at the University of Berkeley (California).


Susan Mitchell Sommers is an academic and historian. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Southern Illinois University in 1982. Two years later she completed a master of arts in history from the same university. In 1989 she completed another master of arts degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis, where she also completed a Ph.D. in history in 1992. She eventually became an associate professor of history at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, as well as becoming chair of the department of history. Her research interests include British history, European political and cultural history, historiography, intellectual history, eighteenth-century Europe and Latin America.

Joachim Berger studied History and Art History at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany (Magister Artium in 1997, PhD in 2002), and the University of Bristol, U.K. He was a junior research fellow at the History Department and the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) "Ereignis Weimar-Jena. Kultur um 1800" at Jena University (1997–2001) and worked at the Klassik Stiftung Weimar as an academic trainee in the field of historical exhibitions. He was a fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, the Casa di Goethe in Rome and the Max Weber Foundation (at the German Historical Institutes in Paris, London, and Rome). In 2004, Berger joined the management of the (Leibniz) Institute of European History in Mainz where he has been research coordinator since 2009.

Review Editor

  • Martin Cherry, The Library and Museum of Freemasonry, United Kingdom

Editorial Committee

  • Robert Collis, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, The University of Helsinki, Finland

Editorial Associates

  • Anaïs Maes, Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium