Online Llafur Event – Swansea Copper: A Global History Book Launch
Event Date: 14/11/2020
During the eighteenth century, a revolutionary new ‘Welsh process’ of efficiently smelting copper led to Swansea becoming the epicentre of the global copper industry. Indeed, between the 1770s and the 1840s, the Swansea district routinely produced one-third of the world’s smelted copper and occasionally exceeded this proportion. It’s this incredible transnational history that has provoked a ground-breaking new study from Chris Evans and Louise Miskell. To discuss their exciting new publication, Swansea Copper: A Global History (John Hopkins University Press), please join us for a brand new Llafur online discussion where we will explore Swansea’s smelting story in a truly world-wide context, from Chile to South Australia.
It will take place via Zoom. You will need to register for the event via Eventbrite using the following link:
Once you have registered, details of the meeting ID and password will be emailed to you.
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