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.
- Martin Cherry, The Library and Museum of Freemasonry, United Kingdom
- Robert Collis, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, The University of Helsinki, Finland
- Margaret C. Jacob, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
- Jessica Harland-Jacobs, University of Florida, United States
- William D. Moore, Boston University, United States
- Róbert Péter, University of Szeged, Hungary
- Andrew Pink, Editorial Board, United Kingdom
- Andrew Prescott, Kings College London, United Kingdom
- Cecile Revauger, University Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux III, France
- Eric Saunier, University of Le Havre, France
- Jan A.M. Snoek, University of Heidelberg, Germany
- María Eugenia Vázquez Semadeni, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
- Dan Weinbren, The Open University, United Kingdom
- Natalie Bayer, Drake University, United States
- Anaïs Maes, Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium
- Gabriel Moshenska, University College London, United Kingdom
- Harriet Sandvall, Library and Museum of Freemasonry, London, United Kingdom