Conference Program

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Thursday, October 27
Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street

5:00-5:30 p.m.


5:30-6:00 p.m.

Introduction, John Van Horne, Director
Library Company of Philadelphia

James N. Green, Librarian
Library Company of Philadelphia
"The Elusive Mathew Carey"

Audience discussion

6:00-7:00 p.m. Reception

Friday, October 28
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
3355 Woodland Walk

9:00-10:00 a.m. Coffee and Registration
10:00-10:30 a.m.


Daniel K. Richter, Director
McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Cathy Matson, Director
Program in Early American Economy & Society

10:30-12:00 p.m. Opening Plenary

Chair, Daniel K. Richter

Maurice Bric, University College Dublin
"Mathew Carey, the Old World and the Challenges of Ethnicity"

Audience discussion
2:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30-3:00 p.m. Protection, Panics, and Political Economy
  Chair, Peter Onuf, University of Virginia

Cathy Matson, University of Delaware and PEAES Director
"Mathew Carey's Learning Experience: Commerce, Manufacturing, and the Panic of 1819"

Andrew Shankman, Rutgers University-Camden
"Panic and Crisis in the Post-War World of Mathew Carey"

Martin Ohman, University of Virginia
"Mathew Carey, the Case for Protectionism, and the Use of Statistics" Comment: Peter Onuf
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break for refreshments
3:30-5:00 p.m. Mathew Carey and Political Economy: From Local to Global

Chair, Albrecht Koschnik, Independent Scholar

Stephen Meardon, Bowdoin College
"'A Reciprocity of Advantages': Mathew Carey and the Growth of the Protective Doctrine, 1794-1816"

Richard Demirjian, University of Delaware
"'A source of immense state and national benefit': Mathew Carey, Nationalist and Localist, 1787-1824"

Lawrence Peskin, Morgan State University,
and Francesca Viano, Cambridge University
"The Anglo-Celtic-German Connection: American Magazine meets Amerikanisches Magazin"

Comment, Albrecht Koschnik

5:00-7:00 p.m. Reception

Saturday, October 29
Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street

9:00-10:30 a.m. The World of Print in the Age of Mathew Carey
  Chair, Richard B. Sher, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Joseph Adelman, PEAES Post-Doctoral Fellow, Library Company of Philadelphia
"Immigrant Printers and the Creation of Information Networks in Revolutionary America"

Johanna Archbold, Trinity College Dublin
"Periodically Conscious: Mathew Carey's Periodicals and their Atlantic Contexts"

Joseph Rezek, Boston University
"Mathew Carey, Archibald Constable, and the Discourse of Materiality in the Anglophone Periphery"

Comment, James N. Green, Librarian Library Company of Philadelphia
10:30-11:00 a.m. Break for refreshments
11:00-12:30 a.m. The Politics of Reform in Mathew Carey's Dublin
  Padhraig Higgins, Mercer County College, NJ
"Mathew Carey and the Politics of the Penal Laws"

Martyn John Powell, Aberystwyth University, Wales
"Mathew Carey and Anti-Military Sentiment in the Volunteers Journal and the Pennsylvania Evening Herald

Comment, Maurice Bric
12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
2:00-3:30 p.m. Carey's Catholic Communities
  Chair, Dallett Hemphill, Ursinus College

Karen Kauffman, Villanova University
"'Ministering Angels in Human Form': Mathew Carey's Appeal for Benevolence Toward Philadelphia's White Working Poor"

John Davies, SUNY Plattsburgh
"Religion and the Construction of Community in Mathew Carey's Philadelphia"

Linda Salvucci, Trinity University
"Spanish Atlantic Dimensions of Mathew Carey's World, 1760-1839"

Comment, Dallett Hemphill
3:30-4:00 p.m. Break for refreshments
4:00-5:30 p.m. Mathew Carey and the Idea of a Catholic Enlightenment
  Chair, Judith Ridner, Department of History, Mississippi State University

Benjamin Bankhurst, King's College London
"Vindicating Ireland: Mathew Carey as Irish Nationalist and Historian"

Michael Carter, University of Dayton
"Mathew Carey: The Mind of an Enlightenment Catholic"

Nicholas Wolf, Virginia Commonwealth University
"Catholic Advocacy and the Catholic Print Trade in Mathew Carey's Dublin, 1740-1790"

Comment, Judith Ridner
5:30-6:00 p.m. The Relevance of Mathew Carey: Concluding Reflections
  Martin J. Burke, The City University of New York
6:00-7:00 p.m. Reception