Joseph is a PhD candidate in the school of history and Institute for Scottish Historical Research under the supervision of Professor Steve Murdoch. His primary research interests are European expansion in the early modern period and seventeenth-century English and Scottish history. His thesis analyses Scottish colonisation and the interaction between Scottish and English interests in the Atlantic world in the period of the union of the crowns. Joseph received his BA in history from the University of Minnesota and his MSc in history from the University of Edinburgh.
Panagiotis is a PhD candidate in the School of History and Reformation Studies under the supervision of Professor Andrew Pettegree. He was awarded a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens, followed by a M. Phil in Early Modern History from the same . His research interests are grounded in the history of identities and the transfer of political ideas and propaganda throughout Europe, in an era in which the development of the state had just begun. His thesis investigates the circulation of the French-language gazettes published in the Dutch Republic during the period 1677-1714.