CMES Director's Series: "Toward a Comparative History of the Modern Mediterranean" - Edmund (Terry) Burke III


Thursday, November 20, 2014, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland Street, Cambridge MA

The CMES Director's Series is pleased to present:

Edmund ("Terry") Burke III
Professor Emeritus of History and Founder (former Director), Center for World History, University of California, Santa Cruz

Professor Burke is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on Middle East and North African history, orientalism, environmental history and world history. Most recently he has written The Ethnographic State: France and the Invention of Moroccan Islam (California, 2014). Other recent works include World History: The Big Eras (with David G. Christian and Ross E. Dunn (Los Angeles, 2011); The Environment and World History (with Kenneth Pomeranz) (California, 2009), and Genealogies of Orientalism: History, Theory, Politics (with David Prochaska) (Nebraska, 2008). Burke is currently at work on a book on the origins of Mediterranean modernity in eco-historical perspective. A recent article in the Journal of World History (2013) 23:4 provides an over-view of his lecture.


This event is open to the public; no registration required.

This event is off the record. The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.