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Nicholas Bonneau
Principal Historian
University of Notre Dame

Nicholas E. Bonneau is a historian of science, religion, and the environment, with a particular interest in the memory of epidemics among families, congregations, and small communities. Nicholas is also the creator of the Death Records of the Early Atlantic Database (the DREAD), linking hundreds of thousands of vital records from across Europe, Africa, and the Americas. He received fellowships from a wide range of institutions, including the National Science Foundation, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and the Congregational Library and Archives. He was the 2016-17 Carpenter Fellow in Early American Religious Studies at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. Nicholas is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Notre Dame and Research Associate at the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation, “Unspeakable Loss, Distempered Awakenings: North America’s Invisible Throat Distemper Epidemics, 1735 – 1765,” is scheduled for defense in summer 2018. Nicholas also serves as a consulting scholar at the Mutter Research Institute of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.'s picture
Jared Beatrice
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
The College of New Jersey

Jared S. Beatrice is a biological anthropologist specializing in human osteology, bioarchaeology, and forensic anthropology. His research uses skeletal evidence of physiological stress and disease to investigate health status and living conditions in populations ranging from the late antique Mediterranean to modern communities in Mexico and Central America. Since 2005, Jared has conducted bioarchaeological fieldwork in Albania, Greece, and Italy. In addition to the Arch Street Project, he maintains a collaborative field research project focusing on the osteological analysis of medieval human remains from Roselle, Tuscany. Jared holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in anthropology from Michigan State University and a B.A. in anthropology from Ohio University.