Points is delighted to introduce five new Contributing Editors who were welcomed to the Editorial team this month. Here’s a sneak preview of who they are and the topics they’ll be writing about in the coming months.
Notices about awards, calls for papers, events, jobs and memorials
Call for Nominations for the George Urdang Medal
he American Institute for the History of Pharmacy is now accepting nominations for the George Urdang Medal, which recognizes the lifetime achievements of a person who has made important scholarly contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2023.
Women and Alcohol conference workshop: Drinking studies. Crossing Boundaries 2023.
The ‘Women and Alcohol’ research cluster of the Drinking Studies Network are excited to announce a conference workshop on women and alcohol as part of their research project, “Between the drunken ‘mother of destruction’ and the sober ‘angel of the house’: Hidden representations of women’s drinking in Polish and British public discourses in the second half of the 19th century’. Although the project focuses on 19th Century culture, the workshop will cross chronological and disciplinary boundaries.
This conference workshop will take place at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw on 25 and 26th July 2023. There will also be the opportunity to attend a special workshop by historian and psychiatrist, Dr Iain Smith, on finding and using medical sources on the afternoon of 24th July 2023.
Accepting Applications for 2023 AIHP PhD Research Support Grant
The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is now accepting applications for 2023 AIHP PhD Research Support Grants. The AIHP PhD Research Support Grant Program encourages academic research by doctoral candidates on topics related to the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals (broadly defined). The program provides grants up to $2,000, and AIHP hopes to fund two grants in 2023.
At War With King Alcohol: Debating Drinking and Masculinity in the Civil War
On Tuesday February 21, 2023, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. U.S. ET, the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech is hosting a free online lecture and discussion with Dr Megan Bever, titled “At War with King Alcohol: Debating Drinking and Masculinity in the Civil War.” Click here for more details and to register.
Competition for the 2023 AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize Opens
The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the opening of the 2023 AIHP Glenn Sonnedecker Prize competition. Each year, the Sonnedecker Prize recognizes the author(s) of the best unpublished manuscript submitted in the competition on a topic within the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals.
Healing Disruption: Symposium
Dr Maziyar Ghiabi has announced the proceedings of a two-day symposium titled ‘Healing Disruption: Histories of Intoxication and ‘Addiction’. The symposium is to be held on 26th-27th January, 2023 at Reed Hall, Exeter University, UK. For more details please email email@example.com.
Call for Papers: Contemporary Drug Problems Conference
Contemporary Drug Problems have issued a call for papers for their sixth conference on the theme of ‘Embracing trouble: New ways of being, doing and knowing’. The 2023 conference seeks submissions for presentations that engage with and trouble our own methods, tools and practices in alcohol and other drug research.
The conference will be hosted in Paris on September 6-8, 2023. Further details of the conference, including venue, registration fees and information about keynotes are forthcoming. You can also read more about previous conferences at the journal website.