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Conversations with Scholars: The Lasting Environmental Impact of the Great War

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Chapel Hill Public Library

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Martha Johnson
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Chapel Hill Public Library Feb 9 2:00 pm - Feb 9 3:30 pm

A Global Environmental History of the First World War featuring Tait Keller Associate Professor of History at Rhodes College

Tait Keller is an Associate Professor of History and former Director of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. His research focuses on environmental change in times of crisis and conflict. He is currently working on his book project, A Global Environmental History of the First World War, which is under contract with Cambridge University Press. He has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research, the European Commission, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Keller has given invited lectures in Africa, India, Turkey, across Europe, and throughout the United States. He earned his BA in History at the University of Rochester and his MA in German and European Studies and PhD in History at Georgetown University.

Discovery & Inspiration Speaker Series 

Presented in partnership with the Chapel Hill Public Library, these events will be held on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.