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The Thomas Paine Collected Works Project

The Institute for Thomas Paine Studies has undertaken a multi-year project to produce an official collected works of Thomas Paine. Using the text analysis methodology developed at Iona and involving students and faculty, we are researching the databases of 18th century newspapers, pamphlets, and journals in a search for undiscovered Paine works, and correcting mis-attributed works from previous collections. To date, over 75 new essays and over 30 letters have been discovered which have never been published beyond their initial writing. Research papers and annotated releases of these works will occur over the next few years, and we continue to discover new works every month.
 

Publications and Presentations originating in the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies

New Directions in Thomas Paine Studies, eds. Scott Cleary and Ivy Stabell, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, contains essays from the 2012 Paine Studies Conference at Iona College.

Scott Cleary, Faculty Director of ITPS:

Presentations:
"Closing Remarks"
Second International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies, Fall 2014.

"Thomas Paine and Joel Barlow's Vision of Columbus."
Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, Fall 2014.

"'More Ancient Than the Monarchy: Thomas Paine, Joel Barlow, Philip Freneau, and the Poetry of the Early American Republic." American Literature Association
American Literature Association Symposium on American Poetry. Fall 2014.

Publications:
"Thomas Paine and Poetic Liberty" in Lumières Internationales, published by ÉditIons Honoré Champion. Expected Winter 2015.

"Smells of 1776: Thomas Paine, Captain America, Iron Man, and the Search for Common Sense." Marvel Comics' Civil War and the Age of TerrorMcFarland Press, 2015. 90-97.
 

Gary Berton, Coordinator, ITPS:

“Opening Remarks"
Second International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies, Fall 2014
Publications

Mr. Berton published the following:
“American Libertarianism and The Distortion of Paine’s Philosophy of Government”, The Legacy of Thomas Paine in the Transatlantic World, Pickering & Chato, 2016.

“The Thomas Paine National Historical Association: Freethought, Anarchism, and the Struggle for Free Speech”, Truth Seeker Magazine, January and May, 2015
 
Co-author on “Author Attribution of Paine and his Contemporaries”, with Smiljana Petrovic, Lubomir Ivanov, and Robert Schiaffino, in New Directions in Thomas Paine Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
 
Co-author on “Attribution of 18th Century Political Writings Using Machine Learning”, with Smiljana Petrovic, Lubomir Ivanov, and Sean Campbell, in Proceedings of the 2015 Eleventh Conference on Technology, Berkeley, 2015.
 

Paine Scholarship

Third International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College

Spring 2018

Second International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies at the University of Paris, Ouest Nantere

September 26, 2014

Co-hosted by the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College.

First International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College

October 19-20, 2012

Iona College hosted a gathering of national and international scholars for presentations and discussion on the life, legacy and ideas of a long neglected Founding Father of the United States, Thomas Paine. In addition to twelve sessions of scholarly presentations, the conference also featured a keynote speech by Lewis Lapham, a presentation of the play, Citizen Paine, as well as receptions at the Thomas Paine National Historical Association Building and the Thomas Paine Cottage.

For additional information about the conference, please view: