| Edmund Burke III

Edmund Burke III


Professor Emeritus, Presidential Chair and Director of the Center for World History


University of California, Berkeley


Edmund Burke III is Professor of History at the University of Santa Cruz, where he directs the Center for World History. His recent publications include: World History: the Big Eras (National Center for History in the Schools, 2000), The Environment and World History, 1500-2000 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009), and Geneologies of Orientalism: History, Theory, Politics (Lincoln, NB: Nebraska University Press, 2008), all of which are co-edited or co-authored. He is currently completing The Ethnographic State: France, Morocco, and Islam 1890-1925 (Princeton). He is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a seminar project titled Production and Consumption in World History, 1450-1914.

Selected Publications

Genealogies of Orientalism: History, Theory, Politics ed. with D. Prochaska. University of Nebraska Press, 2008.

The Environment and World History, ed. with K. L. Pomeranz (under submission).

Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East, ed. with D. Yaghoubian. Berkeley: University of California Press, Second edition, 2005.

"The Deep History of the Middle Eastern Environment, 1500 BCE-1500 CE", UC World History Workshop. Essays and Positions from the World History Workshop. Paper 3, April 27, 2005.

"Theorizing the Histories of Colonialism and Nationalism in North Africa: Beyond Colonialism and Nationalism in North Africa", Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ), Spring, 1998.

24 Hour Scholar "Collective Action and Discursive Shifts: A Comparative Historical Perspective"

"Orientalism and World History: Representing Middle Eastern Nationalism and Islamism in the Twentieth Century," Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1998 (UC eScholarship Repository).


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