Collected Works Project

The Institute for Thomas Paine Studies is a collaboration between TPNHA and Iona College. It is an academic center for the advancement of research in Paine Studies, multidisciplinary courses on Paine and his legacy in philosophy, politics, literature and history.

The Institute has developed methods of author attribution using software and statistical analysis. The Project seeks to properly attribute works of Paine, and de-attribute falsely attributed works. The results as we post them can be followed under “Writings” on this site, where there are “Newly discovered” and “Deattributed” categories. For further information please contact us.

For further information, please refer to the following references:

  • Petrovic S., G. Berton, R. Schiaffino, L. Ivanov, Authorship Attribution of Thomas Paine Works, presented at Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 2013)
  • Petrovic S., G. Berton, R. Schiaffino, L. Ivanov, Authorship Attribution of Thomas Paine Works, Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Mining DMIN’14 (ISBN #: 1-60132-267-4, pp. 182-188), 2014
  • Petrovic, S., Berton G., Campbell S., Data Mining in Authorship Attribution of 18th Century Political Writing, (presented at Eleventh International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society, Berkeley, CA, 2015).
  • Schiaffino R, Petrovic S, Berton G., Author Attribution of Paine and his Contemporaries, (presented at The First International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, 2012)
American Freethought has a four-hour documentary film series on the history of secularism and censorship in America.

The 2nd International Paine Studies Conference was co-hosted by the Thomas Paine National Historical Association and the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies in Paris, France on September 26, 2014. Eleven Paine scholars presented papers on Paine in the French Revolution.

Truth Seeker magazine has a new issue featuring an essay on the founding of TPNHA.