NHA News Release: April 12, 2016

U.K. Historian Kate Tiller at the Whaling Museum April 26

NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to present “Memories and Memorials: Some English Coast History,” a special lecture by U.K. historian Kate Tiller, on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 6 P.M. at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.

Tiller will reflect on approaches to local history as illustrated by projects from the east coast English county of Suffolk, including the current wave of interest in how local communities memorialize and remember those they lost during the wars of the twentieth century.

“The NHA is thrilled to welcome Kate Tiller to the Whaling Museum to share her vast knowledge of English local history,” says Brianne Roth, NHA Public Programs Coordinator. “It will be her first time speaking on Nantucket and we are proud to be involved!”

Kate Tiller is Reader Emerita in English Local History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Kellogg College. She is a trustee of the British Association for Local History and represents the organization in its recently established link with American Association for State and Local History. She was an Associate Editor of Carol Kammen and Amy H. Wilson’s Encyclopedia of Local History and is author of Remembrance and Community: War Memorials and Local History.

“Kate Tiller has contributed immensely to the study of English local history and is also an expert in oral history,” says Bill Tramposch, NHA Gosnell Executive Director. “As we have been greatly expanding our oral history efforts at the NHA, it is propitious that Kate will come to spend time with us on island. We look forward to welcoming her and, through her visit, to extending our collaborations with the University of Oxford.”

Tickets for this lecture are free for current NHA members and only $5 per person for the general public. Advance registration is recommended at www.nha.org/tickets. Doors open at 5:30 P.M., with the lecture beginning promptly at 6 P.M.

For more information, visit www.nha.org or call (508) 228-1894.

Event Information:
Special Lecture
“Memories and Memorials: Some English Coast History”
with Historian Kate Tiller
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA members (Advance registration online or by phone recommended)
$5/general public
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street