The Edmund Burke Society
Welcome to the web home 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.
“Edmund Burke, Russell Kirk, and Revolution in the Modern Mind”
Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, North Carolina
The Edmund Burke Society held its latest conference on the campus of Belmont Abbey College on November 17, 2018. Speakers included Dr. Wilfred McClay, G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History of Liberty at the University of Oklahoma, and Dr. Vigen Guroian, University of Virginia. Selected texts were circulated to attendees in advance for the panel discussion session. Over 100 students, scholars, and interested members of the public attended the conference.
- For those interested, a short selection of readings selected by our panelists, can be found here.
The Burke Society wishes to thank the History Department and Belmont Abbey College for their generous support in organizing this event.
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 a link to an interview 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 Liberty Fund, Inc. to post this link: