Upcoming Talks

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

Upcoming Talks:

[Postponed due to COVID-19] “Hobos In Buffalo County,” Buffalo County Historical Society Fabulous Friday Talk, Brookdale Kearney Northridge, Kearney, Nebraska, April 10, 2020, 2-3pm

[Postponed due to COVID-19] “Collections/Archival Care and Accessioning,” Nebraska Museum Association Annual Conference, Nebraska Prairie Museum, Holdrege, Nebraska, April 7, 2020, 10:30-11:30am

Past 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. Talk available on YouTube.

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

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.