CONF: Ireland, America and the Worlds of Mathew Carey @ Library Company of Phila

Ireland, America and the Worlds of Mathew Carey
27-29 October 2011

Cosponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies,
The Program in Early American Economy and Society,
The Library Company of Philadelphia, and
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

This first part of a trans-Atlantic conference will feature
presentations and discussion about printer and editor of influential
periodicals, on Mathew Carey (1760-1839). By the mid-1790s, he had
transformed himself from printer to publisher, from artisan to
manufacturer, and into one of the early republic’s foremost political
economists.  Carey’s identity as an Irish-American and a Catholic, and
his contributions to the economy and politics are inseparable from the
trans-Atlantic print culture of the early national era.  This conference
is free and open to everyone interested in its themes.  To review the
program and read pre-circulated papers for this conference, which will
be posted in late September, please register electronically at:

The second part of this trans-Atlantic conference will be
held at Trinity College Dublin, on November 17-19, 2011.  It will hosted
by the Centre for Irish-Scottish and Comparative Studies and Trinity
College Dublin, and the Trinity Long Room Hub in association with the
National Library of Ireland, University College Dublin, and the
University of Aberdeen.  For further information please contact Johanna
Archbold at:


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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