Harry Harmer's particular interest is modern British and European history. He has studied the history of the Weimer Republic and the rise of Hitler, and his PhD involved research into the Communist International and the European parties, of which the German was the most significant. He is the author of Rosa Luxemburg and Tom Paine. Professor Alan Sharp is Provost of the Coleraine Campus at the University of Ulster. He joined the History Department at Ulster in 1971 and has been successively Professor of International Studies, a post in which he helped to set up degrees in International Studies and, later, International Politics and Head of the School of History and International Affairs. His major publications include The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking in Paris, 1919 (1991) amongst others.