Events and Press

As part of his historical practice, Tye strives to bring his work to academic and public audiences. For upcoming engagements and a selection of news coverage see below:

Upcoming Talks:

November 13, 2019: “Confronting the ‘Annual Plague of Hobos,’: Hobos, Tramps, and the History of Transient Labor in Nebraska, 1870-1930,” University of Nebraska at Kearney/History Nebraska Brownbag Talk, Kearney Public Library, Kearney, NE.

July 18, 2019: “The College Years of a Catholic Radical: Dorothy Day, University of Illinois Dropout,” Lecture Sponsored by the William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum, Urbana, IL

Past Talks:

May 16, 2019: “‘A Trip For Men That Are Willing To Work’: Illinois Students as Canadian Farm Labourers during World War I,” Lecture Sponsored by the William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum, Urbana, IL

December 20, 2018: “On the Road with Nelson Algren, William Attaway, and Harry Partch: The Depression-Era Hobo Experiences of UIUC Students and Faculty,” Lecture Sponsored by the William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum, Urbana, IL.

February 15, 2018: Gun Battles, Bootlegging, and Dissent: Crime and Disorder at the University of Illinois, Lecture Sponsored by the William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum, Urbana, IL.

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October 23, 2017: “She Went 14,000 As A Boy:” The Queer Lives of Hobo Girls, Lecture Sponsored by the Dept. of History, Creighton University, Omaha, NE.

March 28, 2015: ““She Went 14,000 As A Boy:” The Queer Lives of Hobos in St. Louis, Lecture Sponsored by the St. Louis LGBTQ History Project and the Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO.

Press Coverage:

‘The College Years of a Catholic Radical: Dorothy Day, University of Illinois Dropout,’ Illinois News Bureau, June 6, 2019.

“Participants Selected for Workshops to Develop Digital History Articles,” Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, February 11, 2019.

“AskHistorians Podcast 129: AskHistorians Asking Historians Again At the American Historical Association,” February 1, 2019.

“Billy clubs and vagrancy law: Hobos in Nebraska,” History Nebraska Blog, January 3, 2019.

“How U of I Wound Up In Champaign,” The 21st on WILL/Illinois Public Media, Urbana, IL. December 5, 2018.

“Vietnam & Agent Orange,” The 21st on WILL/Illinois Public Media, Urbana, IL. September 18, 2017.

Aimee Levitt, “A freight-hopping-free trip to the Hobo Capital of America,” Chicago Reader, May 31, 2017.