Prof to Pursue Research in Germany on Fellowship

Dec. 9, 2008

UT Dallas Arts & Humanities Assistant Professor Peter K.J. Park has received a fellowship from the Francke Foundations and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation in Germany. He will spend three months pursuing library and archival research in the city of Halle an der Saale.

“I am honored to be recognized by such an established and prestigious research-fellowship-granting body,” said Park.

Park received his Ph.D. and his M.A. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his B.A. from Hampshire College. He specializes in early modern Europe, the Enlightenment, German intellectual history, Orientalism, the history of philosophy and comparative philosophy.

He has written chapters for three books, edited two books and reviewed two scholarly monographs.

Park has tentatively planned his fellowship for late 2009.

The Fritz Thyssen Foundation was the first private foundation dedicated to the support of scholarship and research to be established after World War II in the Federal Republic of Germany, and has its office in Cologne.

The Francke Foundations are a center for research into Pietism, the Enlightenment, and the history of institutions, particularly those of the 18th century.

For more information on the Francke Foundations, visit their Web site.


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