I have created this site as a way to collect my work, keep everything organised, and share. The menu at the top-left will take you to various standard pages that academics always provide: bio, teaching, research, and CV (as well as some other goodies). And the main page is effectively a blog, where I aim to share things in a more timely fashion.
You can also visit my “professional” profile page at the University of Groningen. Or at Google Scholar. But I hope that this larger site will enable me to do more than what is required administratively. In particular, I intend eventually to share audiobook-style recordings of my articles for those who prefer to listen instead of reading yet another academic text. Those, though, will take some time to produce.
As for the featured image that’s on every page: this is a photo that I took near my home late at night in June 2019. I thought it looked pretty. I didn’t realise it was also rare: “noctilucent clouds.” Maybe I’ll share some of the other shots I took as well.
Back-filling content will be slow. Still, the main hurdle has been passed: the site exists, and you’re here. Welcome, and thanks for coming.
J. T. Burman
JEREMY TREVELYAN BURMAN, PhD, is tenured Senior Assistant Professor (UD1 with indefinite contract) of Theory and History of Psychology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. The primary focus of his research is Jean Piaget, but he is also interested more generally in the formalization and movement of scientific meaning—over time, across disciplines, between languages, and internationally. To pursue these interests, he uses methods borrowed from the history and philosophy of science (esp. archival study) and the digital humanities (esp. network analysis).
Selected recent major works
Burman, J. T. (in press). The genetic epistemology of Jean Piaget. In W. Pickren (Ed.), The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of the History of Psychology. Oxford University Press.
Burman, J. T. (2020). On Kuhn’s case, and Piaget’s: A critical two-sited hauntology (or, on impact without reference). History of the Human Sciences, 33(3-4), 129-159. doi:10.1177/0952695120911576
Burman, J. T. (2019). Development. In R. J. Sternberg & W. Pickren, eds, The Cambridge Handbook of the Intellectual History of Psychology (pp. 287-317). New York: Cambridge University Press.