Johanna Ilmakunnas is Associate Professor (Docent) of European History at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She is the author of a major study of the lifestyle of aristocracy in 18th-century Sweden, Ett ståndsmässigt liv: Familjen von Fersens livsstil på 1700-talet (2012), and is co-editor of Sjuttonhundratal: Nordic Yearbook of Eighteenth-Century Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Jon Stobart is Professor of Social History at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. His most recent publications are Consumption and the Country House: Elite Spending and Identities in Georgian England (2016, co-authored with Mark Rothery) and The Country House: Material Culture and Consumption (2015, co-edited with Andrew Hann). He is also Founding Editor of the new journal, History of Retailing and Consumption. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.