Mark Micale is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. His publications include Beyond the Unconscious, Discovering the History of Psychiatry (Roy Porter, co-editor), Approaching Hysteria: Disease and Its Interpretations, The Mind of Modernism, and Hysterical Men.

Hans Pols is professor at the School of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney. His book Nurturing Indonesia: Medicine and Decolonisation in the Dutch East Indies was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. Apart from investigating the history of medicine in the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia, he is currently involved in several projects that aim to shape the future of mental health care in Indonesia.