Jan Nelis has done research on the reception of antiquity under nazism and fascism, on the relation between catholicism
and totalitarianism, and on the role of christianity in the EU. Having worked in Italy (Rome, Bologna) and Belgium (Ghent
University, Université Libre de Bruxelles), he is currently affiliated with the Université de Toulouse-Jean Jaurès.
Caroline Sägesser holds a PhD in History from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She has worked extensively on the
relationship between public authorities and religious groups. Since 2013 she has been monitoring current developments in religion
and secularism at the Observatory of Religions and Secularism.
Jean-Philippe Schreiber, historian of religions, is research director at the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS
and full professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he heads the Observatory of Religions and Secularism.