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Dr. Jeffrey David Burson

Professor of History (2011).

Ph.D. George Washington University (2006); M. Phil. George Washington University (2003); B.A. Concordia University, Ann Arbor (1999).

Teaching and Research Interests: Early Modern and Modern France; European Enlightenment; Religion and Enlightenment; Enlightenment Catholicism, Age of Revolutions, c. 1760-1848

Upper Division Courses:

  • HIST 3030: Special Topics, Age of Napoleon in Global Context
  • HIST 3540 Age of Revolutions in Europe and the Atlantic World
  • HIST 3550: European Intellectual History
  • HIST 4635: Senior Seminar
  • HIST 5336: Revolutionary France
  • HIST 5430: Modern France and French Society
  • HIST 7633: Readings in European History

Contact Information:

Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054

Office: #3010, Interdisciplinary Arts Building
Tel.: 912-478-8532
Fax: 912-478- 0377

Selected Publications:

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board: French Historical Studies (2018-2021).
  • Governing Council: Western Society for French History (2019-2022).
  • Editorial Board: Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques (2019-Present).
  • Board of Directors, Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850.

Current Research:

  • “The Polyvalence of Heterodox Sources and Eighteenth-Century Religious Change,” in Clandestine Philosophy: New Studies in Subversive Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe, 1620 – 1823, ed. Margaret C. Jacob and John Christian Laursen (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020 forthcoming).
  • “The Enlightenment of the Jesuits: A Global History” (Book Manuscript in Progress).
  • “Cultural Renovations, Revolutions, and Enlightenment across Eurasia, ca. 1550-1850” (Book Manuscript in Progress).

Last updated: 3/30/2022