College of Arts and Humanities

Dr. Jeffrey David Burson

Associate 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 1220: Historical Methods
  • 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 Academic Building
Tel.: (912) 478-8532
Email: jburson@georgiasouthern.edu
Fax: (912) 478- 0377

Selected Publications:

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board: French Historical Studies (2018-2021).
  • Chair: Society for French Historical Studies Farrar Research Travel Award Committee (2017-2020).
  • Chair: Southern Historical Association: European Historical Studies Affiliate (2018).
  • Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850: The Charlie Crouch Memorial Prize Committee (2017-2020)
  • Board of Directors, Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850.

Current Research:

  • Jesuits in an Age of Enlightenment. Special Issue: Journal of Jesuit Studies (May 2019).
  • “Entangling the ‘Century of Lights’ to Disentangle the Enlightenment,” in Belief and Politics in Enlightenment France: Essays in Honour of Dale K. Van Kley, ed., Mita Choudhury and Daniel Watkins (Oxford University Studies of the Enlightenment, Forthcoming 2019).
  • An Intellectual Genealogy of the Revolt against Eesprit de système: from the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment,” Historical Reflections/Réflexions historiques 44.2 (Fall 2018, forthcoming).
  • “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, 2019 forthcoming).

Last updated: 9/24/2018

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