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Julian Bourg

Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair; Visiting Scholar 2018-2019 & 2013-2014


Julian Bourg

Julian Bourg is an associate professor of history at Boston College. His teaching and research interests include 19th- and 20th-century European intellectual history and French history. Bourg is currently writing a book on the conceptual histories of terror and terrorism since the French Revolution. His first book, From Revolution to Ethics: May 1968 and Contemporary French Thought (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2008) examined the revival of the theme of ethics among French intellectuals in the wake of the student and worker revolts of May, 1968. It won the 2008 Morris D. Forkosch Prize from the Journal of the History of Ideas, and was republished in a second edition in 2017,

Bourg is a past recipient of a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in interdisciplinary studies at Washington University in St. Louis, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Charlotte Newcombe Fellowship from the Institute for Citizens and Scholars.

At the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Bourg co-chairs the Harvard Colloquium on Intellectual History and the European Politics Seminar.


  • Associate Professor of History, Boston College
  • Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University