Hegel, Constitutionalism, and Democracy

Richard Bourke, Professor of the History of Political Thought and Fellow of King's College, University of Cambridge
Encina Hall West, Room 400

Richard Bourke took his first degree at University College Dublin and completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He gained a second BA in Classics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He held his first academic post in Dublin, before moving to Queen Mary University of London, where he became Professor in the School of History in 2012. He was elected to the Chair in the History of Political Thought at Cambridge in 2018. In 2022 he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts by University College Dublin. He previously co-directed the AHRC-funded project on Popular Sovereignty in Historical Perspective as well as the History in the Humanities and Social Sciences Network, also funded by the AHRC. His work has attracted various accolades and awards, including as joint winner of the Istv├ín Hont Memorial Book Prize in Intellectual History in 2016. His research has been funded by the Humboldt Stiftung and the DAAD and he has held a number of Fellowships in Europe and the United States, including at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Free University in Berlin and the University of Munich, as well as at the Huntington, Beinecke, William Andrews Clark and John Carter Brown Libraries.He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2018.