Markus Koller, Ph.D. (2003) in History, University of Bochum, is Junior Professor at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen. He has published on the Ottoman Balkans including Bosnien an der Schwelle zur Neuzeit. Eine Kulturgeschichte der Gewalt (1747-1797). Munich 2004 and, together with Kemal Karpat, Ottoman Bosnia. A History in Peril. Madison/Wisc. 2004.
Vera Costantini, Ph.D. (2004) in Economic and Social History, "Ca' Foscari" University of Venice/EHESS Paris, is Researcher of Turkish Language and Literature at the "Ca' Foscari" University of Venice. She has published various articles on trading and diplomatic relations between Venice and the Ottoman Empire and on Cypriot social history.