This is the latest instalment to the Drinking Studies Showcase feature. Back in June, 2022, the ‘Women and Alcohol’ and ‘Sobriety, Abstinence and Moderation‘ DSN clusters hosted a joint lunchtime seminar. Dr Sally Sanger and Claire Davey provided short talks about their research on online alcohol recovery and sobriety groups. It’s a pleasure to be able to share the (edited) recording with you all.
Month: September 2022
When the Medicine Man Comes Knocking: The Push for Modernization of Pharmaceutical Safety
Camille King returns with Part Two of ‘When the Medicine Man Comes Knocking’. She picks up where Part One left off, with an understanding of how some patent medicines were marketed misleadingly based on their alleged ability to cure a range of physiological symptoms. In this post she considers how greater awareness was created regarding the content of patent medicines and their implications for public health.
Psychedelic Pasts, Presents & Futures Roundtable
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Pharmacy is hosting a Roundtable on September 27, 2022 as part of their “Psychedelic Pasts, Presents & Futures series“. In this hybrid roundtable, titled “Psychedelic Baselines,” a group of interdisciplinary panelists with different types of “psychedelic expertise” will discuss their research and recent activities.
When the Medicine Man Comes Knocking: A History of the Marketing of Patent Medicines
Editor’s Note: Camille King followed her curiosity regarding a beautiful family collection of vintage medicine bottles to conduct archival research and literature review on the marketing of patent medicines. Over a two-part post, Camille discusses the marketing strategies deployed to sell particular patented medicines (Part One), and subsequently considers factors that led to greater awareness regarding the content of patent medicines and their implications for public health (Part Two – forthcoming).
Call for Papers: CERMES3 workshop, 2023
The Centre de Recherche Médecine, Sciences, Santé, Santé Mentale, Société (CERMES3) has announced a call for papers on the subject of: “Health Sciences and the Social: Health and Social Mobilization, 1950-2020s”, which will contribute to a workshop hosted in Paris on May 19th, 2023.
Ho-Chunk Nation, Treaty Day, and UW’s ‘Our Shared Future’ commitment
Editor’s Note: On the anniversary of Treaty Day (September 15th, 1832), when the Ho-Chunk Nation ceded Teejop to the United States, Maeleigh Tidd presents her final contribution to the Points Pharmaceutical Inequalities feature. In this post she explains the historical connection between the Ho-Chunk tribe and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and proceeds to discuss how UW are commemorating their shared past and future through specific initiatives, particularly within the School of Pharmacy and the education it provides. The Pharmaceutical Inequalities series is funded by the Holtz Center and the Evjue Foundation.
Call for Papers: AAHM’s 96th annual meeting
The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) has issued a call for papers in any area of the history of health and healing for its 96th annual meeting, to be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 11-14, 2023.
Drinking Studies Showcase: ‘Bright Lights’
Editor’s Note: This post is part of our new feature: Drinking Studies Showcase, where we spotlight the work of those within the Drinking Studies Network.
Laura Fenton, Claire Markham and Samantha Wilkinson answer my questions about their recently-published chapter ‘Bright Lights, No City: Investigating Young People’s Suburban and Rural Drinkscapes’ within edited volume “Youth Beyond the City” (Eds. David Farrugia and Signe Ravn).
For any readers interested in themes of youth culture, drinking practices, drinking spaces and places, and rural/urban cultures, this one’s for you.