Miller to Present 17th Annual Early-Vreeland Lecture

Kerby Miller will present the 17th annual Early-Vreeland Lecture “‘Scotch-Irish’, ‘Black-Irish’ and ‘Real-Irish’: Immigrants and Identities in the Old South” at 7 p.m. April 10 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room B.

Miller is a professor in the department of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he has served as an adviser for “Building Communication Processes Across Divided Societies” (an interdisciplinary, international program) and as a member of the campus European Center Proposal Committee, the Irish Initiatives Committee and the Peace Studies Faculty Committee. The University of Missouri-Columbia has awarded him the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence; two Greek Councils’ Outstanding Teaching Awards; the MU Panhellenic Council’s Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award; and the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Research. His book “Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America” was a finalist for the 1986 Pulitzer Prize in history. Since 1980, Miller has published or has in press more than 30 major and minor articles and essays, not including encyclopedia entries and book reviews.

The Barbara Early-Vreeland Lecture was established by Joseph Vreeland in memory of his wife, a 1973 Truman graduate. The lecture gives the Truman community the opportunity to hear public lectures by scholars of international reputation.

For more information on the lecture and associated activities, contact Jeff Gall at or by phone at 785.7747.
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