STUART J. BORSCH
Associate Professor of History (2002)
Department of History
B.S. U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 1986
M.I.A. International Politics, Columbia University, 1993
M.Phil. History, Columbia University, 1996
Ph.D. History, Columbia University, 2002
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “The Black Death in Egypt and England: A Comparative Economic Analysis”
Sample of Courses Taught
From Jesus to Muhammad, The Islamic Middle East (600-1800), The Islamic Middle East (1800-Present), Islam, Modernity and the West, The West and the World I & II, Western Civilization I & II, Byzantine History, Early Medieval Europe.
Sample of Publications
- The Black Death in Egypt and England: A Comparative Analysis. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.
- “Environment and Population: The Collapse of Large Irrigation Systems Reconsidered,” Comparative Studies in Society & History, 2004
- “Thirty Years after Lopez, Miskimin, and Udovitch,” Mamluk Studies Review, 2003.
- “Nouveau Riche and the Harafiish: Living Standards in London and Cairo after the Black Death” Forthcoming in Festschrift in Honor of R.W. Bulliet, Columbia University Press, 2002.
- “Nile Floods and the Irrigation System in Fifteenth Century Egypt,” Mamluk Studies Review, January, 2000.
Sample of Presentations
- “Measuring Production Possibilities: Grain and Textiles,” Haifa, Israel, 2011.
- “Population and Regression,” Plague in Nomadic Contexts, Leipzig, Germany, 2010.
- “The Black Death: the Role of the Bureaucrats,” Cultures of Disaster, Beirut, 2010.
- “Nile Floods and Plague,” World Economic History Conference, 2009.
- “Egypt and Pandemic” Disease and History Conference, University of Chicago, 2005.
- “30 Years after Lopez, Miskimin, and Udovitch,” Mamluk Studies Conference, 2004.
- “The Waters of Death and the Pillar of Life.” Paper presented at the annual American Research Center in Egypt Conference in Chicago, IL. April, 1999.
- “The Macroeconomic and Sociological Dynamics of the Landholding System in Mamluk Egypt.” Paper presented at the Annual MESA Conference in Washington, D.C., December, 1999.
- “The Black Death in Global Perspective.” Cairo, Egypt, 1998, Sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt
- “The Nile Floods and the Irrigation System: Al-Maqrizi’s Enigma Solved.” Paper presented at the Annual Mamluk Studies Association Conference in Chicago, IL. December, 1998.
- “The Black Death in Egypt and England.” Paper presented at the Annual MESA (Middle East Studies Association) Conference in Chicago, Il. December, 1998.