NANCY F. COTT
Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard University and Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Professor Cott's work covers 19th and 20th century social and cultural history, focusing particularly on gender issues. Her books include The Bonds of Womanhood: 'Woman's Sphere' in New England, 1780-1835 (1977; 1997); The Grounding of Modern Feminism (1987); and Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation (2000). Professor Cott was the first person to teach a course on United States women's history at Wheaton College, Clark University, and Wellesley College, in the early 1970s.

ERIC FETTMANN
Op-Ed Columnist and Associate Editorial-Page Editor for the New York Post

An expert in journalism history, Mr. Fettmann consulted for Ric Burn’s New York documentary series, as well as for a BBC documentary series on the history of photojournalism. Mr. Fettmann owns the world's largest and most extensive private collection of journalism material, including newspapers and magazines collections, manuscripts, and ephemera.

DAVE V. HERLIHY
Author of “Bicycle: the History” (Yale University Press, 2004), an award-winning book based on over a decade of research in the United States and Europe

David Herlihy was the curator of “The Bicycle Takes Off,” a major exhibition on the history of bicycles that traveled to four museums in three states. In 1999, Herlihy received the McNair History Award from the Wheelmen, the preeminent American association of antique bicycle collectors. He was a regular contributor to Bicycle Guide (1987-1998) and has published bicycle-related articles in numerous magazines including Bicycling, American Heritage Invention and Technology, Delta SKY, and Harvard Magazine.

DUNCAN JAMIESON
Professor of History at Ashland University, Ohio

Duncan Jamieson's undergraduate seminars include late-nineteenth century American history, Women in American Society, and Sports in American Life. Professor Jamieson recently completed a manuscript on the history of long distance bicycle travel, which colleagues are reviewing for possible publication. He created and maintains an online bibliography of bicycle travel and touring resources. He is the President of the Sports Literature Association and the History Area Program Coordinator of the Popular Culture Association.

ROSS PETTY
Professor of Marketing Law and Bicycle Culture at Babson College

Ross Petty recently authored the paper “Women and the Wheel: How the Bicycle Led from Social Control to Social Freedom.” His research focuses on the bicycle as a vehicle for the emancipation of women in the late-nineteenth century.

ELLEN SMITH
Curator of the American Jewish Historical Society in Waltham, MA, and lecturer in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University

Ms. Smith co-edited The Jews of Boston (Boston, 1995) with Jonathan D. Sarna, which was nominated for the National Jewish Book Award. Among her award-winning exhibitions, essays and catalogs are "On Common Ground: The Boston Jewish Experience, 1620-1980" (1980); "Moses Michael Hays and the Establishment of Post-Revolutionary Boston" (1990); and "The Jews of Boston" (1995).

SALLY SIMS STOKES
Social historian and special collections librarian in the Washington, D.C. area

Ms. Sims Stokes' M.A. thesis, The Bicycle, The Bloomer, and “The New Woman”: Images of the American Woman Awheel, 1890-1899, has served as the foundation for subsequent articles and public lectures over the years. These include "The Bicycle, The Bloomer, and Dress Reform in the 1890s," in Dress and Popular Culture (1991), and a presentation for the Victorian Society's Washington, D.C. Chapter on 19th-century popular songs written about both caucasian and African-American women cyclists (2002). Ms. Sims Stokes was the Curator of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection from 1987 to 2003. She was a 2004-2005 White House History Fellow, and is currently the Research Specialist for the White House Historical Association.

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