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Julian Bourg

Local Affiliate, Seminar & Seminar Co-Chair

Residency Dates: September 1, 2018 - August 24, 2019


Julian Bourg

Julian Bourg is associate professor and associate dean of the core at Boston College. He teaches European intellectual history. His book, From Revolution to Ethics: May 1968 and Contemporary French Thought (2007), winner of the 2008 Morris D. Forkosch book prize from the Journal of the History of Ideas, examined the revival of the theme of ethics among French intellectuals during the 1970s. Bourg is the translator of Claude Lefort, Complications: Communism and the Dilemmas of Democracy (2007), and editor of After the Deluge: New Perspectives on the Intellectual and Cultural History of Postwar France (2004). He is currently writing a book on the history of the relationship between terror and democracy since the eighteenth century.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Core, Boston College
  • Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
  • Co-Chair, Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History, CES, Harvard University
  • Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe, CES, Harvard University