Nicholas Terpstra è docente di Storia presso l’Università di Toronto. È autore e curatore di numerose monografie fra cui si ricordano: Lay Confraternities and Civic Religion in Renaissance Bologna (1995), The Poltics of Ritual Kinship. Confraternities and Social Order in Early Modern Italy (2000), The Art of Executing Well. Rituals and Executions in Renaissance Italy (2008), Cultures of Charity. Women, Politics and the Reform of Poor Relief in Renaissance Italy (2013).[hr]