Professor Mercedes García-Arenal is a Research Professor at Consejo Superior de Investiagaciones Científicas, Madrid and the world’s leading expert on Muslim minorities in Iberia.
Professor John Tolan is a leading expert in medieval European anti-Muslim polemics and in the history of European perceptions of Islam. He is currently Professor of Medieval History at the University of Nantes and a member of the Academia Europæa.
Professor Roberto Tottoli, University of Naples, L'Orientale, is an eminent Arabist and scholar of Islamic history and an expert in Arabic Qur’anic manuscript traditions as well as in the history of European Latin and vernacular translations of the Qur’an.
Professor Jan Loop is a leading expert in the history of European scholarly interactions with the Islamic world and the Arabic language and has significantly advanced awareness of the entanglement of Islamic and Arabic studies and the process of confessionalisation in early modern Europe.