Noah Heringman is Professor of English at the University of Missouri. His scholarship is concerned with forging links between British and European Romanticism and the history of science. He has published two monographs, Romantic Rocks, Aesthetic Geology (2004), and Sciences of Antiquity: Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History, and Knowledge Work (2013), as well as an edited volume, Romantic Science: The Commerce of Literature and Natural History (2003). Heringman has published articles on Romantic poetry, the history of geology, and the Anthropocene, among other topics. His current book project, Deep Time and the Prehistoric Turn, is supported by a National Humanities Center Fellowship (2014-2015).
Crystal B. Lake is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literatures at Wright State University. Her work has appeared in ELH, RES, Modern Philology, and Eighteenth-Century Theory and Interpretation, and she has held visiting fellowships at the Lewis Walpole Library, the Yale Center for British Art, and Chawton House Library. She is currently completing a book project on artifacts in the long eighteenth century.