Benjamin Park - Salt Lake City

Benjamin Park

Oct 18, 2017, 7:00 pm


Benjamin Park

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Salt Lake City

Wasatch Front Region


Weller Book Works
607 Trolley Sq
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-2827
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Join Books & Bridges for a lecture and discussion led by Benjamin Park, Professor of History at Sam Houston State University on October 18th 6:30-8:00 pm at Weller Book Works on the topic of "Beyond Walden and Nature: Why the Transcendentalists Are Important to American Democracy."

Benjamin Park received degrees from Brigham Young University (BA English and history), the University of Edinburgh (MSc Theology in History), and the University of Cambridge (MPhil Political Thought and Intellectual History; PhD History). He spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, and is currently an assistant professor of American history at Sam Houston State University.

His research focuses on the intersection between religion, culture, and democratic thought between the American Revolution and the Civil War, often within an Atlantic context. His scholarship has appeared in numerous journals, including Journal of the Early Republic, Early American Studies, Journal of American Studies, American Nineteenth-Century History, Journal of Religion and Society, Journal of Mormon History, and Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.

This event is organized by Books & Bridges -- a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.

This event is made possible with support from Books & Bridges, Weller Book Works, and Utah Humanities.