Dr. Michael Brown holds a Chair in Irish, Scottish and Enlightenment History at the University of Aberdeen where he is also acting director of the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies. The author of biographical studies of Francis Hutcheson and John Toland, he is currently working on a book for Harvard University Press entitled The Irish Enlightenment, 1688-1798. His most recent edited volume is Cultures of Radicalism in Britain and Ireland, with John Kirk and Andrew Noble (London, 2013). Commissioning editor of the book series Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution with Pickering & Chatto Press, he is also a regular issue editor of the Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies. His next project is a student textbook for Routledge entitled A Cultural History of Europe, 1688-1914: The Birth of Modernity.