Paul T. Kelton, PhD

Humanities -
Professor
Associate Dean for the Humanities
Primary office:
Strong Hall, 200
University of Kansas
1450 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
Wescoe Hall, 3617



Summary

Service

Selected Publications

Kelton, Paul. 2015. Beyond Germs: Native Depopulation in North America. Books. Edited by Catherine Cameron, Paul Kelton, and Alan Swedlund. University of Arizona Press.
Kelton, Paul. 2015. “Remembering Cherokee Mortality during the American Revolution.” Book Chapters. In . University of Arizona Press.
Kelton, Paul. 2015. Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation’s Fight against Smallpox, 1518-1824. Books. University of Oklahoma Press.
Kelton, Paul. 2012. “The British and Indian War: Cherokee Power and the Fate of Empire in North America.” Journal Articles 69 (4): 765–94.
Kelton, Paul. 2012. “Cherokee Medicine and the 1824 Smallpox Epidemic.” Book Chapters. In , edited by David Gordon and Shepard Krech III. University of Ohio Press.
Kelton, Paul. 2009. “Shattered and Infected: Epidemics, Depopulation, and the Collapse of the Native Slave Trade, 1696-1715.” Book Chapters. In , edited by Robbie Etheridge, 312–32. University of Nebraska Press.
Kelton, Paul. 2007. Epidemics and Enslavement: Biological Catastrophe in the Native Southeast, 1492-1715. Books. University of Nebraska Press.
Kelton, Paul. 2004. “Avoiding the Smallpox Spirits: Colonial Epidemics and Southeastern Indian Survival.” Journal Articles 50: 45–71.
Kelton, Paul. 2003. “‘At the Head of the Aboriginal Remnant’: Cherokee Construction of a Civilized Indian Identity during the Lakota Crisis of 1876.” Journal Articles 23: 3–17.
Kelton, Paul. 2002. “The Great Southeastern Smallpox Epidemic.” Book Chapters. In , edited by Robbie Etheridge and Charles Hudson, 21–37. University of Mississippi Press.
Kelton, Paul. In Preparation/Progress; Not Yet Submitted. “Empires of Blood: Indigenous Peoples and the Fight for North America.” Manuscripts.

Selected Presentations

Kelton, P. (12/3/2015). Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation’s Fight against Smallpox, 1518-1824, a Book Talk. University of Oklahoma. Norman, OK
Kelton, P. (11/6/2015). Medical Ethnohistory: Why We Should Pay Attention to Native Practitioners. American Society for Ethnohistory. Las Vegas, NV
Kelton, P. (10/23/2015). Germs, Genocides, and Ethnic Cleansings: Rethinking the Biological Consequences of 1492. Western History Association. Portland, OR
Kelton, P. (9/10/2015). Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation’s Fight against Smallpox, 1518-1824, a Book Talk. Kansas City Public Library. Kansas City, MO. http://www.c-span.org/video/?328000-1/discussion-native-americans-foreig...
Kelton, P. (6/20/2015). Disease Diplomacy: How Rumors of Smallpox, Outbreaks, and Diabolical Schemes Shaped the Course of Empire in North America, 1755-1764. Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. Chicago, IL
Kelton, P. (6/2/2015). From Smallpox to Ebola: What History Can Tell Us about Humanity's Experience with Emergent Infectious Diseases. Mini-College, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Kansas. Lawrence, KS
Kelton, P. (5/19/2015). Cherokee Medicine, Colonial Germs: An Indigenous Nation's Fight against Smallpox, 1518-1824, a Book Talk. University of California Los Angeles, Department of History and American Indian Studies Program. Los Angeles, CA
Kelton, P. (11/30/2014). Losing America, 1775-1783: How Entanglements with Indigenous Peoples Doomed the British Empire. Southern History Association/Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA
(10/31/2013). In Comfort and Safety: Considerations of Indian Health in the Debate over Removal. Western History Association/Annual Conference. Tucson, AZ
Kelton, P. (2/28/2013). Remembering Cherokee Mortality during the American Revolution. Invited seminar "Beyond Germs: The Impact of Colonialism on Indigenous Health in America," Amerind Foundation. Dragoon, AZ
Kelton, P. (2/15/2013). Remembering Cherokee Mortality during the American Revolution. Haskell Indian Nations University. Lawrence, KS
Kelton, P. (11/30/2012). Comments on 'Health and Healing in Indian Country'. Panel at the American Society for Ethnohistory Annual Conference. Springfield, MO
Kelton, P. (10/31/2012). Comments on 'Epidemic! Disease across Time in Western Spaces'. Panel at the Western Historical Association Annual Conference. Denver, CO
Kelton, P. (10/31/2011). Comments on 'The Body in the American West'. Panel at the Western Historical Association Annual Conference. Oakland, CA

Selected Grants

Empires of Blood: the Indigenous Fight for North America, 1754-1783. William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan. $8000.00. Submitted 1/1/2014 (6/1/2014 - 7/31/2014). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
General Research Fund Award. Research Grant, General Research Fund, University of Kansas. $2800.00. Submitted 1/1/2013 (7/1/2013 - 7/31/2013). During the summer of 2013, I completed my portion of the introduction to this edited volume and my chapter. The book has since been accepted for publication by University of Arizona Press and will be released fall 2015.. University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Complete portion of my work related to an edited volume Beyond Germs: Native Depopulation in North America
Resident Fellow. Hall Center for the Humanities. (4/30/2008). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
General Research Fund Award. Research Grant, General Research Fund, University of Kansas. (7/31/2007). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Sabbatical Research Leave. University of Kansas, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. (12/31/2006). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. Awarded December 2006 for fall 2007
General Research Fund Award. Research Grant, General Research Fund, University of Kansas. (7/31/2006). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
General Research Fund Award. Research Grant, General Research Fund, University of Kansas. (7/31/2004). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
New Faculty General Research Fund Award. New Faculty Research Grant, General Research Fund, University of Kansas. (5/31/2003). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
General Research Fund Award. Research Grant, General Research Fund, University of Kansas. (7/31/2002). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
'Beyond Germs: the Impact of Colonialism on Indigenous Health in America,' a Four-day seminar for invited scholars, Dragoon, AZ. Sponsored by the Amerind Foundation. $12000.00. Foundation. Status: Funded
Connecting Learning to Instruction in Olathe II, a Teaching American History Grant for Olathe (KS) Public Schools. U.S. Department of Education. $814000.00. Federal. Status: Funded. Project Co-Director

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