Ulick Peter Burke

MA (Oxon and Cantab), Hon PhD (Brussels, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Lund and Zurich), FBA, Member of the Academia Europaea, FRHistS Emeritus Professor of Cultural History

Burke, Professor Ulick Peter (1937–)

A cultural historian and historian of Europe, Burke has been influential in his investigation of innovative topics and his use of varying methodologies. He played a large part in raising the profile and status of cultural history.

MA (Oxon and Cantab), Hon PhD (Brussels, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Lund and Zurich), FBA, Member of the Academia Europaea, FRHistS.

Educated by the Jesuits and at Oxford (St John’s and St Antony’s), Peter Burke taught in the School of European Studies, University of Sussex from 1962 to 1979 as Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer in History and as Reader in Intellectual History. He moved to Cambridge to become a Lecturer in History and subsequently Reader in and then Professor of Cultural History. In Emmanuel he has served as Librarian and Archivist. He has published 23 books, including 'The Italian Renaissance' (1972), 'Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe' (1978), 'The Fabrication of Louis XIV' (1992), 'The Art of Conversation' (1993), 'A Social History of Knowledge' (2000), 'Eyewitnessing' (2000), 'What is Cultural History?' (2004) and 'Languages and Communities in Early Modern Europe' (2004) and has been translated into 28 languages. He is married to a Brazilian historian, Maria Lúcia García Pallares-Burke.

Institutions:

School of European Studies, University of Sussex

University of Cambridge (Emmanuel College)

Significant posts:

Professor of Cultural History, University of Cambridge (Emmanuel College)

Influences:

Briggs, Asa

Thomas, Keith

Trevor-Roper, Hugh Redwald

Themes:

Cultural History

European History

Prosopography

Biographies: Historians / Daniel Snowman

Bibliography

Bibliography from Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH)

Significant publications

Peter Burke, Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe (London, 1978)

Peter Burke, New Perspectives on Historical Writing (Cambridge, 1991)

Peter Burke, History and Social Theory (Cambridge, 1992)

Peter Burke, What is Cultural History? (Cambridge, 2004)


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