Coastal Studies Institute Lecture about Circa 1903 set for Jan. 23

Published 2:15 pm Monday, January 20, 2020

On Thursday, Jan. 23, Dr. Larry Tise, adjunct research professor in the Department of History at East Carolina University will discuss the content of his newly published book, Circa 1903, which illuminates Dare County as it existed when the Wright brothers arrived.

The lecture is set for 6 to 7 p.m. at the Coastal Studies Institute on the East Carolina Outer Banks Campus in Skyco. It is part of the Science on the Sound lecture series.

In his book, Tise shows the remote maritime communities huddled near lighthouses and lifesaving stations and its busy fisheries that were linked to the mainland in the early 1900s.

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“His book offers fresh light on the life, culture and environment of the Carolina coast at the opening of the twentieth century, an era marked by transportation revolutions and naked racial divisions. Tise subtly displays how unexplored photographs reveal these dramatic changes, transforming how we’ve thought of the Outer Banks for more than a century,” according to a university media release.

The program will also be streamed live on the Coastal Studies Institute YouTube channel.

Larry E. Tise is a native of North Carolina with two degrees from Duke University and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He is the former director of the NC Division of Archives and History and the Wilbur and Orville Wright Distinguished Professor of History at East Carolina University from 2000 to 2015.



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