CFP: Challenging Punishment: The War on Drugs, Race, and Public Health

From Donna Murch, PhD, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University, and Samuel K. Roberts, PhD, Associate Professor of History (Columbia University) and Sociomedical Sciences (Mailman School of Public Health) This Call for Papers invites historical essays dealing with aspects of the U.S. War on Drugs, WWII to the present. The pre-circulated papers will be presented …

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CFP: Special “Histories of Drugs” Issue, *Transnational Subjects”

Transnational Subjects, a recently launched journal published in the UK by Glyphi (and edited by Katrina Gulliver, “the most influential historian on Twitter”), announces a special issue for spring 2013 on the “Transnational Histories of Drugs.” From the CFP: The scope of the issue is broad: issue editor Ashley Wright seeks submissions that engage with …

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Call for papers: Under control?: alcohol and drug regulation, past and present

Papers and panel proposals are invited for an international conference on the history of alcohol and drug regulation to be held in Bristol, UK 21st-23rd June 2013. The conference will explore all aspects of drug, tobacco and alcohol regulation. Work covering all periods and places, including recent history, will be considered. Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor …

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Call for Papers: Tonics, Elixirs, and Poisons: Psychoactive Substances in European History and Culture

For a Conference 8-9 September 2012, the Antipodean East European Study Group at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, seeks proposals for papers that engage with the following. Psychoactive substances, whether narcotics, stimulants or hallucinogens, affect their users as individuals, yet their social context informs their cultural significance. At different times and in different places, …

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Call for Papers: Wine Culture in the Transnational World

For its 2012 annual conference, the Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto presents “Foodways, Diasporic Diners, Transnational Tables, and Culinary Connections,” Thursday October 4 – Sunday, October 7, 2012. Panel Description: “Wine Culture in the Transnational World” I am interested in showcasing work that introduces critical concepts to the study …

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CFP: Addiction: What is the Added Value of the Concept Today?

The Colloquium of the University of Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies announces a Thematic Meeting of the Kettil Bruun Society, Conference Hotel Majvik, Helsinki, Finland 14-17th October 2012 Background: Addiction is a concept that has relatively recently – within two or three decades – become a common expression that covers no longer only traditional substance …

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Call for Papers: Drugs and Drink in Asia

Editor’s Note: We’re posting a just-issued call for papers for a conference (“Drugs and Drink in Asia: New Perspectives from History”) to be held at Shanghai University through the David F. Musto Center for Drug Policy Studies.  As one of the conference organizers, I’d like to invite readers to recall Prof. Musto himself.  Doubtless he’d …

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