Brooks, John

Associate Professor of History

Contact Information: 

Education: 

  • B.A., Duke University
  • M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago

Teaching Courses: 

  • HIST 110, World History to 1600
  • HIST 120, World History since 1600
  • HIST 311, Early Modern European History, 1600-1789
  • HIST 312, Modern European History, 1789 to the Present    
  • HIST 371, Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIST 431, Russia to 1917
  • HIST 432, Russia since 1917
  • HIST 451, The French Revolution and Napoleon   
  • HIST 480, European Integration since 1945

Research Interests: 

  • Modern French intellectual history
  • History of European integration
  • History of science and technology
  • Pedagogy and student success   

Selected Publications: 

  • Review of The Post-Revolutionary Self: Politics and Psyche in France, 1750-1950, by Jan Goldstein. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 43 (2007): 230-231.
  • Review of Maurice Halbwachs: Un intellectuel en guerres mondiales, 1914-1945, by Annette Becker. Journal of Modern History 78 (2006): 461-63.      
  • Review of The End of the Soul: Scientific Modernity, Atheism, and Anthropology in France, by Jennifer Hecht.  Journal of Modern History 77 (2005): 812-14.       
  • Review of Contesting Sacrifice: Religion, Nationalism, and Social Thought in France, by Ivan Strenski.  Revue d'histoire des sciences humaines 9 (October 2003).          
  • Review of Le quadrige: Un siècle d'édition universitaire, by Valérie Tesnière.  Journal of Modern History 75 (2003): 180-182.      
  •  "Institutionalizing Durkheimian Sociology of Religion: The Case of the Fifth Section," Thinking about Religion 2 (2002), http://organizations.uncfsu.edu/ncrsa/journal/v02/johnbrooks.htm .      
  •  "Implementing an Internet-Enhanced History Teaching Environment," Journal of the Association for History and Computing 4, no. 3 (November 2001), http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.3310410.0004.308. ·                       
  •  The Eclectic Legacy: Academic Philosophy and the Human Sciences in Nineteenth-Century France.  Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1998.