Peter Park

Associate Professor - Arts And Humanities
pkp073000@utdallas.edu
972-883-2152
JO5610

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - History
University of California, Los Angeles - 2005
M. A. - History
University of California, Los Angeles - 1999
B.A. - Liberal Arts
Hampshire College - 1995

Research Areas

Areas of Specialization

early modern Europe, the European Enlightenment, German intellectual history, Orientalism, history of philosophy, comparative philosophy

Publications

"Leibniz and Wolff on China." In Germany and China: Transnational Encounters since the Eighteenth Century, edited by Joanne Miyang Cho and David Crowe, 21-37. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2014 - Publication
Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy: Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780-1830 (SUNY Series Philosophy and Race). Albany: State University of New York Press.  2013 - Publication
"The Exclusion of Asia and Africa from the History of Philosophy: Is Kant Responsible?" In Cultivating Personhood: Kant and Asian Philosophy, edited by Stephen R. Palmquist, 777-790. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.  2010 - Publication
"Assessing the Work of Richard H. Popkin from the Vantage Point of Comparative Philosophy." In The Legacies of Richard H. Popkin, edited by Jeremy D. Popkin, 39-56. Dordrecht: Springer. 2008 - Publication
Popkin, Richard H. Disputing Christianity: The 400-year-old Debate over Rabbi Isaac ben Abraham Troki's Classic Arguments, edited by Jeremy D. Popkin, Peter K. J. Park, and Knox Peden. New York: Humanity Books. 2007 - Publication
"Return to Enlightenment: Franz Bopp's Reformation of Comparative Grammar." In The Study of Language and the Politics of Community in Global Context, edited by David L. Hoyt and Karen Oslund, 61-83. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2006 - Publication
McGetchin, Douglas T., Peter K. J. Park, and D. R. SarDesai, eds. Sanskrit and 'Orientalism': Indology and Comparative Linguistics in Germany, 1750-1958. New Delhi: Manohar. 2004 - Publication
"A Catholic Apologist in a Pantheistic World: New Approaches to Friedrich Schlegel." In Sanskrit and 'Orientalism': Indology and Comparative Linguistics in Germany, 1750-1958, edited by Douglas T. McGetchin, Peter K. J. Park, and D. R. SarDesai, 83-106. New Delhi: Manohar.  2004 - Publication

Appointments

Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2013–Present]
Arts & Humanities
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2007–2013]
Arts & Humanities
Visiting Scholar
University of California, Los Angeles [2006–2007]
Humanities
Visiting Assistant Professor
Loyola Marymount University [2005–2006]
Liberal Arts
Teaching Fellow
University of California, Los Angeles [2002–2003]
Social Sciences
Teaching Associate
University of California, Los Angeles [1999–2000]
Social Sciences
Teaching Assistant
University of California, Los Angeles [1998–1999]
Social Sciences
Visiting Scholar
San Francisco State University [0–2014]
Ethnic Studies
Visiting Faculty Member
Bogazici/Bosphorus University [0–2014]
Arts & Sciences

Projects

India and the Rise of Comparative History of Philosophy
2001–2001 presented at the Seminar für Geschichte Südasiens, Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt University, Berlin, May 8, 2001.
History of Religions as a Facet of the Anthropology of Race: The Work of Christoph Meiners (1747-1810)
2011–2011 presented on the panel German Orientalism and the Dialogue among Religions, at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Fordham University, Oct. 21-23, 2011.
Assessing the Work of Richard H. Popkin from the Vantage Point of Comparative Philosophy and Cross-Cultural Studies
2005–2005 presented at the conference, The Legacies of Richard H. Popkin, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California Los Angeles, June 11-12, 2005.
The Kantian School and the Consolidation of Modern Historiography of Philosophy
2003–2003 presented at the conference, Seventh Annual University of California Colloquium on Early Modern Central Europe, the University of California, Los Angeles, March 1-2, 2003.
India and the Rise of the Comparative-Historical Sciences
2001–2001 presented on the panel, Historical Interpretations of Indological Science, German Culture and Society, 1808-1914, organized by Peter Park and Indra Sengupta, at the Second International Convention of Asia Scholars, Free University, Berlin, Aug. 9-12, 2001.

Additional Information

External funding for original investigations

Research fellowships awarded/sponsored projects

  • “Indology and Comparative Philology in Germany: The Case of Friedrich Schlegel,” Dissertation Research Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service, Germany, Oct. 2000 - July 2001
  • “The Exclusion of Asia from the Formation of a Modern Canon of Philosophy (dissertation revision),” Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2 years), Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Northwestern University, Chicago, submitted November 2007, awarded (declined)
  • “The pantheism controversy between Tholuck and Hegel,” Fritz Thyssen Fellowship of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and Francke Foundations, Germany, Aug. 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009
  • "The German Enlightenment and the Rise of Scientific Racism," Herzog Ernst Fellowship of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Research Centre for Social and Cultural Studies in Gotha (Erfurt University), Germany, June-Aug. 2010
Teaching

Classroom teaching

  • 2007, Fall, HIST 3319 Early Modern Europe
  • 2007, Fall, HUHI 7399 Special Topics: History of Ideas (Historical Inquiry)
  • 2008, Spring, HIST 4344 Topics in European History: The Enlightenment
  • 2008, Spring, HUHI 7368 Topics in Thought and Society: Skepticism Ancient and Modern
  • 2008, Fall, PHIL 2316 History of Philosophy I
  • 2008, Fall, HIST 4344 Topics in European History: Renaissance and Reformation
  • 2008, Fall, HUHI 6313 Thought, Culture, & Society in Europe: Renaissance and Reformation Historiography
  • 2009, Spring, HIST 3319 Early Modern Europe
  • 2009, Spring, HUHI 6300 History of Early Modern Thought
  • 2009, Summer, HUHI 6325 European Enlightenment
  • 2010, Spring, HUHI 6313 Early Modern German Philosophy
  • 2010, Spring, HIST 4380 Topics in Intellectual History
  • 2010, Spring, HIST 3301 Historical Inquiry
  • 2010, Fall, HUHI 7314 Advanced Topics: Enlightenment
  • 2010, Fall, HIST 3319 Early Modern Europe
  • 2011, Spring, HUHI 6325 Movements in Thought and Culture: Skepticism Ancient and Modern
  • 2011, Spring, HIST 4344 Topics in European History: Renaissance and Reformation
  • 2011, Fall, HUHI 6300 History of Early Modern Thought
  • 2011, Fall, HIST 4380 Topics in Intellectual History: European Enlightenment
  • 2011, Fall, HIST 3301 Historical Inquiry
  • 2012, Spring, HUHI 6332 European Enlightenment
  • 2012, Spring, HIST 3319 Early Modern Europe
  • 2012, Fall, HUHI 6300 Early Modern German Philosophy
  • 2012, Fall, PHIL 4308 Theories of Knowledge
  • 2013, Spring, HIST 3301 Historical Inquiry
  • 2013, Spring, HIST 4380 European Enlightenment
  • 2013, Spring, HUHI 7314 Advanced Topics: European Enlightenment
  • 2014, Summer, PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
  • 2014, Fall, HIST 3320 Modern Europe
  • 2014, Fall, HUHI 6325 Skepticism Ancient and Modern
Professional memberships
  • American Historical Association, 2003 - present
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2007 - present
  • American Philosophical Association, 2012 - present

News Articles

Prof to Pursue Research in Germany on Fellowship
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.