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Iona College to Host International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies


Iona College to Host International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies

New Rochelle, NY (October 15, 2012) On October 19th  and 20th Iona College in partnership with the Thomas Paine National Historical Association, will host 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 32 papers delivered in 12 sessions of scholarly presentations, the conference will also feature a keynote speech by Lewis Lapham (former editor of Harper’s Magazine), a presentation of the play, Citizen Paine, as well as receptions at the Thomas Paine National Historical Association Building and the Thomas Paine Cottage.

Thanks to a grant from the James Hervey Johnson Charitable Educational Trust, the conference is free for Iona faculty, students, independent scholars and the general public.

For more information on the conference (schedule, accommodation, registration), please visit the Thomas Paine Conference website or contact Daniel E. Thiery, PhD, conference coordinator and chair, department of history at

Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. It is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs.

For questions or more information please contact:
Dawn M. Insanalli
Media Relations Office
Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
Office: (914) 637-2726
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