Mark Valeri to Give Virtual Talk on “Protestant Images of Other Religions in the 18c.” on April 30

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Professor Mark Valeri will offer a virtual talk for The Library Company of Philadelphia on Protestant Images of Other Religions in the Eighteenth Century. Free registration and more information for the event on Thursday, April 30 (7p EST/6p CST) can be found at

Valeri is the Reverend Priscilla Wood Neaves Distinguished Professor of Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University.

The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library concentrating on American society and culture from the 17th through the 19th centuries. While physically closed due to COVID-19, the organization has asked staff, patrons, and research fellows to help sustain their learning community via a web-based, weekly program entitled Library Company Fireside Chats, which draws inspiration from FDR’s Depression-era radio broadcasts to explore specific topics or themes in brief, accessible formats that anyone can enjoy for free.