Paolo L. Bernardini is Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Insubria, Italy. He was inaugural Fellow of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study in 2011, and inaugural Senior Fellow at the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies-Jewish Skepticism at the University of Hamburg in 2015–2016, where he completed the first edition of the unpublished Latin manuscript Porta Veritatis (1634–1640) by Benedetto Pinelli. His publications in the area of Christian-Jewish relations include The Jews and the Expansion of Europe to the West 1450–1800 (2001) and The Jews: Instructions for Use. Four Eighteenth-Century Projects for the Emancipation of the European Jews (2012). His publications in Italian include Reasons for Naturalizing the Jews in Great Britain and Ireland (1714) (1998) and La questione ebraica nel tardo illuminismo tedesco (1992), devoted to the work of C. W. Dohm.