Welcome to the Edmund Burke Society
Welcome to the website of the Edmund Burke Society of America.
Here you will find information about the society and its schedule, access to the society’s journal, Studies in Burke and His Time, extracts from our former newsletter Reflections, together with scholarly materials and articles on Edmund Burke.
The society is dedicated to the study, interpretation, and application of the life and thought of Edmund Burke. Its guiding principle is that the substance of Burke’s political thought should remain the subject of vigorous discussion and debate, and that an interest in his thought and in its significance historically and for us today is sufficient qualification for association. Through its activities and publications, the society seeks to present the perennial insight and wisdom of Edmund Burke to a new generation as a salutary guide for action, reform, and renewal.
The revival of this society’s journal, Studies in Burke and His Time, coincided fortuitously with the appearance of the second part of F.P. Lock’s seminal two-volume biography of Edmund Burke, published by the Clarendon Press in 2006. The ensuing ten years have been particularly rich ones for students of Edmund Burke, with substantial publications that have risen to Lock’s work in scope and penetration while providing their own diverse yet strongly coherent perspectives on Burke’s intellectual and political development.
To illustrate the richness of what David Womersley, Thomas Warton Professor of English at the University of Oxford, has recently called “a golden age of Burke scholarship,” we make available below links to interviews with the authors of two of the most recent scholarly publications on Burke: a two-part podcast interview with David Bromwich (An Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence, Harvard University Press, 2014), conducted by Michael Miller, research fellow at the Acton Institute, and an interview given by Richard Bourke (Empire and Revolution. The Political Life of Edmund Burke, Princeton University Press, 2015) for Liberty Fund, Inc.’s Liberty Law Talk site. The Edmund Burke Society gratefully acknowledges permission from the Acton Institute and Liberty Fund, Inc. to post these links.
- Queen Mary University of London is holding a conference on 24 June 2016 to mark the occasion of the publication of the final volume (Volume IV) of the Oxford University Press's nine-volume edition of The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke. You can download a flier with information and registration details here.
- We are pleased to announce publication of the 2014 issue of Studies in Burke and His Time.
- The third conference of the Edmund Burke Society of America: “Edmund Burke and Patriotism,” was held at Villanova University on February 27–28, 2015. A report on the conference is included in Volume 24 of Studies in Burke and His Time (PDF).