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Past Events

January 7, 2020

  • Trading Spaces
    The Colonial Marketplace and the Foundations of American CapitalismFlier for Trading Spaces conference.

May 1st, 2019

  • Digital Humanities Workshop - This workshop will foster conversation between The Text Attribution Project (TAP) and other practitioners in the DH field.
    Limited space is available for interested Iona faculty, staff, and community partners. Please RSVP by April 1.

April 15, 2019

  • ITPS Patriots' Day Symposium - As part of the Iona Month of Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities, “From Concord to Common Sense: Commemoration and Conflict in the Legacy of the American Revolution” will explore the complex relationship between celebration and critique of the American war for independence. Inspired by the creation of Patriots' Day in the late nineteenth century, this symposium will discuss how we remember the Revolutionary Era. A holiday celebrated in three states – and recognized locally in many others – Patriots' Day commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord on the third Monday of April every year, recognizing them start of the American Revolution. Three roundtable discussions and an ITPS archival exhibit will address questions of what commemoration means, the social role and responsibility of commemorative practices, and how evolving methodologies in the digital humanities and in public history influence our historical memory of events and figures—from Thomas Paine to the 21st century.
    This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required!

April 9, 2019

  • Iona Scholar’s Day roundtable of undergraduate student research.
    This event is free and open to Iona faculty, staff, students, and invited guests.


Sponsored Events

  • The ITPS, along with the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Princeton History Department, is sponsoring the McNeil Center Conference, “Making a Republic Imperial,” March 28 - 29, 2019. For further details and registration, please visit
  • ITPS Sponsored Panel, “Communications and Empire in the Revolutionary Atlantic” at the annual Omohundro Institute (OI) conference held in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, June 13-15, 2019.
  • ITPS Co-sponsored reception at the 41st Annual SHEAR Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 18-21, 2019
  • ITPS Sponsored Session at the 75th Anniversary Conference of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture (OIEHAC). In June 2018, the ITPS sponsored 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. (

Gardiner Funded Faculty and Staff 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.”


    • "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).
    • "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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