Surveyor, artist, naturalist, and author Bernard Romans (ca. 1720-ca. 1783) recorded Alabama's coastline and Mobile Bay, among other areas, in his maps and composed one of the most significant eighteenth-century works on what would become Alabama, A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida (1775). He was also an experienced ship's captain and a highly regarded participant in the American Revolution who actively worked for American independence.
Prof. dr. P.B. Cliteur is professor of Jurisprudence for the Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Law at Leiden University. He was the scholarly director of this institute (2002-2010). At present he is the chairman of the department of Jurisprudence. He was also professor of philosophy at the Delft University (1995-2002). Cliteur’s research is in the field of ethics, the philosophical foundations of the law, more in particular moral dilemmas around multicultural society, fundamental rights and the relationship between law and worldviews.