We’ve been noting for a while now the upcoming conference, Pub, Street and Medicine Cabinet, otherwise known as the 6th International Conference on the History of Alcohol and Drugs. It begins one week from today (the evening of Thursday, June 23) at the University of Buffalo (SUNY). If you’re within easy range of Buffalo, you might consider attending the meeting–with roughly forty panels spread out over several days, you’ll be hearing some of the best in historical work on drugs and alcohol. If you’re not within easy range of Buffalo, then stay tuned to the Points blog. You’ll get a glimpse of the newest work in the field from our crack (no pun intended) team of bloggers posting reports from various meeting panels, representing a fair cross-section of the conference activity. So join us in Buffalo, or follow along at home!
Joe Spillane is Professor of History at the University of Florida. He has authored Cocaine: From Medical Marvel to Modern Menace in the United States (Johns Hopkins Press, 2000) and co-edited Federal Drug Control: The Evolution of Policy and Practice (Haworth Press, 2004). More recently, he authored Coxsackie: The Life and Death of Prison Reform (Johns Hopkins Press, 2014). His current drug-related research agenda includes: the history and development of drug abuse liability assessment; reflections on the nature of drug epidemics; and examinations of drug war “harms” in historical context.