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The Tuttle Lecture

The Department of American Studies and friends and family of Bill Tuttle established the annual Tuttle Lecture in 2008 to honor Bill for his 40 years of academic excellence in research and teaching, as well as his service to the university, the Lawrence community, and the nation. The Tuttle Lecture focuses on Bill's primary teaching, research, and civic concerns: African American history and culture and recent American society and politics. The Tuttle Lecture provides an open forum for distinguished lecturers to talk frankly about American culture and society, speaking truth to power.

Information about the next Tuttle Lecture will be posted in Spring 2015. If you have a suggestion for a future Tuttle Lecturer, please let us know at amerst@ku.edu.

Upcoming Lectures

Professor Tiya Miles
October 22, 2015
4:00 p.m.
Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium
785-864-4011

Native American interrelated and comparative histories (especially 19th century); Black, Native, and U.S. women's histories; and African American and Native American women's literature. Her most recent book, The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story, was published by the the University of North Carolina Press in 2010. She also wrote Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom, published by the University of California Press in 2005, and a co-edited book with Sharon P. Holland, Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country, published by Duke University Press in 2006.
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Previous Lectures

My Pen, My Voice, My Vote

October 2, 2014, delivered by Frederick Douglass in the Age of the Civil War, Blight the Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University.

 

 

 

 

 


The Education of Barack Obama: Race and Politics in the Age of Fracture.

October 10,2013, delivered by Professor Thomas Sugrue of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

October 2, 2012, delivered by Quintard Taylor, Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington.

 

Rehearsal for Freedom: Black Professional Women's Health Care Activism before Brown

October 26, 2011, delivered by Darlene Clark Hine, Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and Professor of History at Northwestern University.

 

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

October 7, 2010, delivered by Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.

 

From Jim Crow to the Civil Rights Movement: the Continuity of Struggle

March 22, 2009, delivered by William Chafe, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of History at Duke University.

 

Tuttlefest Inaugural Lecture

March 8-10, 2008, delivered by Leon Litwick, Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of History Emeritus at UC Berkeley.

 


Call for Papers and Sessions

Battleground Midwest
Defining Who and What Matters in the U.S. and Beyond
Mid-America American Studies Association 2016 Conference
March 4-5, 2016

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Our Graduate Students
  • On March 27th, 2015 John Shreve passed his Doctorate Final Exam with Honors
  • On April 13th, 2015 Stephanie Krehbiel passed her Doctorate Final Exam with Honors
  • On April 14th  2015, Rachel Schwaller passed her Master’s Final Exam.
  • On April 22th, 2015 Saoussen Cheddadi passed her Comprehensive Oral Exam for Doctorate
  • On May 14th 2014 K.K. Walker will defend her Master’s Exam

Upcoming Lectures & Readings

Professor Tiya Miles

October 22, 2015

Time TBA

Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium

785-864-4011

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