NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- 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 at: www.iona.edu/thomaspaine or contact Daniel E. Thiery, PhD, conference coordinator and chair, department of history at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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