• March 21
  • UNC Charlotte Center City, Charlotte
  • March 21, 2017
  • Category: Lectures

Event Details

  • March 21, 2017
  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Free
  • RSVP is requested
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Event Description

Join a conversation with Peter J. Thorsheim, professor of history at UNC Charlotte, about his book Waste to Weapons - Recycling in Britain During the Second World War, a little known episode in environmental history, and its relevance for recycling and the environment today. Peter Thorsheim, Ph.D., an expert on British history in the 19th and 20th centuries, has served as interim director of graduate studies; faculty resident director of the University study abroad program at London’s Kingston University, and a member of the American Historical Association's Forkosch Prize committee for the best book in British history. He has received external research funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Historical Association, and the Wellcome Trust. The author of Inventing Pollution: Coal, Smoke, and Culture in Britain since 1800 (Ohio University Press, 2006), he currently is conducting research on the environmental history of the British military-industrial complex. Complimentary parking will be in lot at 422 E. 9th Street, directly across Brevard Street from Center City. A reception and book signing will follow the conversation.

Event presented by:

  • UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and J. Murrey Atkins Library with support from UNC Charlotte Center City
  • (704) 687-1429
  • sjetton@uncc.edu