Monday, October 10, 2011

Program Available for Mathew Carey Conference

"Ireland, America, and the Worlds of Mathew Carey" will take place in Philadelphia, Pa., on October 27-29, 2011, hosted by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Program in Early American Economy and Society, and the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. As the organizers explain, "This is the first part of a trans-Atlantic conference on Mathew Carey (1760-1839) that will take place on two occasions. . . . The second part of this trans-Atlantic conference will be held at Trinity College Dublin, on November 17-19, 2011. It will be hosted by the Centre for Irish-Scottish and Comparative Studies and Trinity College Dublin."
   Carey is of interest to business and economic historians because, again in the words of the organizers,
By the mid-1790s, Mathew Carey had transformed himself from printer to publisher, from artisan to manufacturer, becoming the most important American book publisher of the early national period. Carey's identity as an Irish-American and a Catholic, and his contributions to economics and politics are inseparable from the trans-Atlantic print culture of the early national era.
The program for the October meeting has now been posted, including links to the full text of papers.
   The conference is free, but registration is required. Details are available on the conference website.
   The preliminary program for the second part of the conference in Dublin is available on Sarah Crider Arndt's Print on the Periphery blog.