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Upcoming Events

  • ITPS Sponsored Session at the 75th Anniversary Conference of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OIEHAC) This June, the ITPS will sponsor a session, “Mapping the Road to Revolution,” at the OI conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information, you can view the full program at the Omohundro website, or download the OI app. (
  • Brown Bag Workshops
    • Spring 2019 Series: Next year’s series is currently under development. Please contact Dr. Slonimsky at if you would be interested in participating in a workshop.

Past Events

  • Conferences:
    • “Revolutionary Texts in a Digital Age, Thomas Paine’s Publishing Networks, Past and Present”
    • In 2012, the first international conference of Thomas Paine Studies was held at Iona. The second in this series was held later the same year in Paris, co-hosted by the University of Paris Nanteres.
  • Brown Bag Workshops:
    • Spring 2018 Series: This series of presentations and discussions featured exciting faculty research and was funded by the Gardiner Foundation over the last year. All sessions were held in Spellman Hall, room 106B, from noon to 1 p.m.
      • Thursday, April 5, 2018: Dr. Lubomir Ivanov and Dr. Smiljana Petrovic (Computer Science), “An Integrated Approach to Authorship Attribution of Historical Texts.”
      • Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Dr. Scott Cleary (English), “Editing Thomas Paine,” Dr. Dean Defino (English), “Archives and Interdisciplinary.”
      • Thursday, April 12, 2018: Gary Berton (ITPS), “Uncovering Hidden Thomas Paine Manuscripts.”
    • Exhibits:
      • "Thomas Paine and the Presidents,” showing Paine's relationship to the first three American Presidents (Ryan Library, 2017).
      • "Thomas Paine and Voting Rights,” showing excerpts from his address to the French Assembly in 1795 in defense of universal suffrage (Ryan Library, 2016).
      • "An Unpublished Thomas Paine Letter to Garat from 1800" features a letter never published from Paine to a French leader (Ryan Library, 2013).
      • "The First Great Disinformation Campaign: The Use of Slander in Political Cartoons to Discredit the Political Philosophy of Thomas Paine." This exhibit assembled cartoons used to undermine Paine's influence with the British and American people in the 1790s (Ryan Library, TK).
      • "An Introduction to the TPNHA Collection" exhibit featured the wide range of artifacts held in the Collection, from Paine's personal effects, to rare books about Paine, and early editions of Paine's writings (Ryan Library, 2012).

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