|When||March 21, 2017, 6:30 PM|
|Where||UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte 28202|
|Presenter||UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and J. Murrey Atkins Library|
|Registration Details & Deadlines||Register here|
|Who is Invited||General Public|
|Parking Details||Complimentary parking is available across 9th and across Brevard streets from UNC Charlotte Center City.|
Join us for Personally Speaking with Peter Thorsheim, author of Waste Into Weapons, Recycling in Britain During the Second World War (Cambridge University Press). The Allied Victory in World War II depended not only on soldiers, sailors and air crews, but also on vast numbers of civilians. Recycling was central to this effort, especially in Britain. As Thorsheim describes it, wartime recycling often inspired feelings of shared effort, yet it also fostered considerable frustration and criticism.
Peter Thorsheim is a professor in UNC Charlotte’s history department. He has served as interim director of graduate studies and as faculty resident director of the UNC Charlotte Study Abroad program at Kingston University in London. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.