Scott Breuninger

Scott Breuninger

Associate Professor / Director, Honors Program

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Old Main 120

Phone: (605) 677-5223

Email: Scott.Breuninger@usd.edu

Teaching Interests:

Intellectual History, Irish/British History, Eighteenth Century, Enlightenment


Research Interests:

Intellectual History, Irish/British History, Eighteenth Century, Enlightenment


Education:

  • Ph D, European History, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002
  • Visiting Research Student, History, University of Warwick, 2000
  • MA, European History, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997
  • BA, History/Psychology, Bucknell University, 1993

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Human Research, Group 2 Social Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel , CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative)
  • Human Research, Group 2 Social Behavioral Research Investigators and Key Personnel , CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative)

Grants:

  • Schwartz Distinguished Faculty Award, College of Arts and Sciences (USD). (2011 - 2014)
  • Arts and Sciences Travel Grant, College of Arts and Sciences. Grant Role: Principal. (2010 - 2010)
  • Culter Award for Teaching and Research, College of Arts and Sciences. (2010 - 2010)
  • Reacting to the Past Course Development Grant, Barnard College. Grant Role: Principal. (2009 - 2009)
  • Summer Seminar Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities. Grant Role: Principal. (2007 - 2007)

Publications:

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  • Breuninger, Scott. Review: The Irish Enlightenment, 156-58. Vol. 2017, Iss. Summer. New Hibernia Review, 2017.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Improving the Health of the Nation: Berkeley, Virtue, and Ireland. In Berkeley Revisited: Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy, edited by Sebastien Charles , 161-175. Oxford: Studies in the Enlightenment, 2015.
  • Breuninger, Scott. The Social Networks of the Irish Enlightenment: The Dublin Philosophical Society and the Royal Dublin Society. In Social Networks in the Long Eighteenth Century, 55-76. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Berkeley and the Irish Enlightenment: How 'Irish' are 'We Irish'?. In Berkeley Studies. Iss. 65-74..
  • Breuninger, Scott. Review: Jane Ohlmeyer: Making Ireland English: The Irish Aristocracy in the Seventeenth Century, 130-131. Vol. 41, Iss. 4. History: Reviews of New Books; Taylor and Francis (Routledge), 2013.
  • Breuninger, Scott, and Burrow, David. Sociability and Cosmopolitanism: Social Bonds on the Fringes of the Enlightenment. Edited by Scott Breuninger and David Burrow, 240. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Science, Religion, and Sociability in Early Eighteenth-Century Ireland. In Sociability and Cosmopolitanism: Social Bonds on the Fringes of the Enlightenment, edited by Scott Breuninger and David Burrow, 15. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011.
  • Breuninger, Scott. The Enlightenment Revisited. In Sociability and Cosmopolitanism: Social Bonds on the Fringes of the Enlightenment, edited by Scott Breuninger and David Burrow, 10. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011.
  • Breuninger, Scott. A Panacea for the Nation: Berkeley's Tar Water and Irish Domestic Development, 29-41. Vol. 34. University of Nantes: Etudes Irlandaises , 2010.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Planting an Asylum for Religion: Berkeley's Bermuda Scheme and the Transmission of Virtue in the Eighteenth Century Atlantic World, 414-29. Vol. 34. Journal of Religious History, 2010.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Review: Wayne Hudson, Enlightenment and Modernity. In Religion in the Age of Enlightenment, edited by Katheryn Stasso . Vol. 2. AMS Press, 2010.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Recovering Bishop Berkeley: Virtue and Society in the Anglo-Irish Context, 256. New York, NY: Palgrave, 2010.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Irish Clergy and the Deist Controversy: Two Episodes in the Early British Enlightenment, 197-224. Vol. 1. Religion in the Age of Enlightenment, 2009.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Review: Judith Jennings, Gender, Religion, and Radicalism in the Long Eighteenth Century: The 'Ingenious Quaker' and Her Connections, 115-16. Vol. 71. The Historian, 2009.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Review: Peter Melville Logan. Victorian Fetishism: Intellectuals and Primitives. H-Ideas, 2009.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Review: Toby Barnard, Improving Ireland? Projectors, Prophets and Profiteers, 1641-1786., 146-47. Vol. 13. New Hibernia Review, 2009.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Berkeley and Ireland: Who are the 'We' in 'We Irish think otherwise'?. In Anglo-Irish Identities 1571-1845, edited by Jill Bradbury and David Valone (EDs), 104-25. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2008.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Rationality and Revolution: Rereading Berkeley's Sermons on Passive Obedience, 63-86. Vol. 12. New Hibernia Review , 2008.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Review: Deborah Valenze, The Social Life of Money in the English Past, 512-13. Vol. 42. Canadian Journal of History, 2007.
  • Breuninger, Scott. 'Social Gravity' and the Translatio Tradition in Early American Theories of Empire: The Case of Thomas Pownall, 70-108. Vol. 43. Southern Quarterly, 2006.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Review: P. J. Marshall. The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America c. 1750 - 1783. H-Atlantic, 2005.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Review: Louis Dupre. The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture. H-Ideas, 2004.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Review: James Buchan. Crowded with Genius--The Scottish Enlightenment: Edinburgh's Moment of the Mind. H-Ideas, 2003.
  • Breuninger, Scott. Understanding Ireland's 'Good Bishop': Berkeley's Correspondence and Context(s), 177-183. Vol. 28. Dublin: Eighteenth Century Ireland.
  • Burrow, David, and Breuninger, Scott. SPA Western/World Civilization exams. SD BOR.

Awards and Honors:

  • Philosopher in Residence, International Berkeley Society, 2015
  • Schwartz Distinguished Faculty Award, College of Arts and Sciences, USD, 2010
  • Senior Faculty Nominee for NEH Summer Stipend, University of South Dakota, 2010
  • Cutler Award for Teaching and Research, University of South Dakota, 2010
  • Junior Faculty Nominee for NEH Summer Stipend, University of South Dakota, 2005
  • Invited Participant/Presenter, International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, 2005
  • Invited Participant/Presenter, International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, 2000

Presentations:

  • Breuninger, Scott. Utopianism, Improvement, and the Irish Enlightenment: The Case of George Berkeley. Presented at the American Conference for Eighteenth Century Studies National Conference, Minneapolis, MN. (March 2017)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Immersive Gaming and First Year Honors: Reacting to the Past. Presented at the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference, Brookings, SD. (March 2017)
  • Breuninger, Scott. The Science of Sight: Perception and Perspective during the Irish Enlightenment. Presented at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies National Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. (April 2016)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Empire, Providence, and Bermuda: The Classical Roots of Berkeley's Philosophy of History. Presented at the Philosopher in Residence Public Lecture, Whitehall Museum, Newport RI. (August 2015)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Patriotism and Progress: The Dublin Society and Irish Identity. Presented at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies National Meeting, Los Angeles. (March 2015)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Paper Respondent. Presented at the Money, Power, and Print Colloquium, Leuven (Belgium). (June 2014)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Deists, Papists, and Jacobites: Anglo-Irish Conspiracy Theories during the 1740s. Presented at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Williamsburg, VA. (April 2014)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Patriotism and Progress: The Social Networks of the Dublin Society. Presented at the Humanities Research Council, Vermillion, SD. (February 2014)
  • Breuninger, Scott. 'Being of Service to Mankind:'Samuel Madden, Irish Patriotism, and Enlightenment Cosmopolitanism. Presented at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Cleveland, OH. (April 2013)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Berkeley and the Irish Enlightenment: How 'Irish' are 'We Irish?'. Presented at the American Philosophical Association (Central Division), New Orleans. (February 2013)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Improving the "Health of the Nation:" Berkeley, Virtue, and Ireland. Presented at the International Berkeley Society Annual Conference, Montreal (Canada). (June 2012)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Patriotism, Virtue, and Improvement: The Irish Critique of Luxury (1725-40). Presented at the Money, Power, and Print Colloquium, Halifax (Canada). (June 2012)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Virtue, Industry, and the Fate of 'Hibernia's Sons:' Irish Enlightenment Critiques of Luxury. Presented at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Annual Conference, San Antonio (Texas). (March 2012)
  • Breuninger, Scott. "Unleashing a "Torrent of Impiety:" Blasters, Deists, and the Defense of the Irish Church, 1737-52". Presented at the American Conference for Irish Studies, Madison (WI). (March 2011)
  • Breuninger, Scott. A Matter of Perspective: The Irish Enlightenment and Europe. Presented at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Albuquerque, NM. (March 19, 2010)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Locating the Irish Enlightenment: On the Margins or Mainstream?. Presented at the Midwest American Conference of Irish Studies, Carbondale, IL. (October 2009)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Society and the Self in the Irish Enlightenment. Presented at the Midwest American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Fargo, ND. (October 2009)
  • Breuninger, Scott. The Translatio Studii in the Atlantic World: An Enlightenment Application of a 'Medieval Commonplace. Presented at the Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE. (March 2009)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Recovering Ireland's "Good Bishop:" Berkeley and Anglo-Irish Patriotism. Presented at the Midwest ACIS, St. Paul, MN. (October 2008)
  • Breuninger, Scott. A Panacea for the Nation: Berkeley's Tar Water and Irish Domestic Development. Presented at the MWACIS, Kansas City, MO. (October 2007)
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  • Breuninger, Scott. Planting an Asylum for Religion: The SPG Annual Sermons and Early Eighteenth-Century British Imperial Thought. Presented at the Midwestern Conference of British Studies, Dayton, OH. (September 2007)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Politics and Improvement: The Dublin Society and 18th Century Irish Economic Thought. Presented at the MWACIS, DeKalb, IL. (October 2006)
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  • Breuninger, Scott. The Good Bishop and the Luxurious Doctor: George Berkeley and Bernard Mandeville and Early 18th Century Debates on Luxury. Presented at the Western Conference of British Studies, Dallas, TX. (October 2006)
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  • Breuninger, Scott. Stadial History and 'Civilizing' Commerce in Pownall's Theory of Empire. Presented at the Midwestern Conference of British Studies, South Bend, IN. (September 2005)
  • Breuninger, Scott. 'Social Gravity' and Cosmopolitanism in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Theories of Empire. Presented at the Northern Great Plains History Conference, Eau Claire, WI. (September 2005)
  • Breuninger, Scott. 'Social Gravity' and the Translatio Tradition in Early American Theories of Empire: The Case of Thomas Pownall. Presented at the International Seminar for the History of the Atlantic World, Cambridge, MA. (August 2005)
  • Breuninger, Scott. Science, Religion, and Sociability in Early Eighteenth-Century Irish Thought. Presented at the Eighteenth Century Ireland Society, Limerick (IRE). (June 2005)