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:

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The Winnipeg Evening Tribune, April 28 1917

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

Past Talks:

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:

“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.