CFP: “Under Control? Alcohol and Drug Regulation, Past and Present” –London, 2013

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Call for Papers: “Under Control? Alcohol and Drug Regulation, Past and Present,” London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 21st-23rd June 2013. (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION!)

Sponsored by the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, Alcohol Research UK, the Society for the Social History of Medicine, Bowling Green State University, and Brock University. Individual papers and proposals for panels are invited for this international conference.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Professor Virginia Berridge (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
  • Professor Paul Gootenberg (State University of New York)
  • Professor James Simpson (Carlos III University of Madrid)

Panel proposals (3 x 20-minute papers) or individual papers (20 minutes) are invited.  We will also consider proposals for fringe sessions using non-conventional formats e.g. screenings, debates etc.

Subjects may include (but are not limited to):

  •   Global drugs trade and the war on drugs
  •   Crime and policing
  •   Prohibition
  •   Tobacco control
  •   Regulation of drugs in art, film and literature
  •   Temperance and its influences
  •   Alcohol licensing and pricing
  •   Media regulation / advertising and marketing
  •   Religion and alcohol or drugs
  •   Dependency and treatment
  •   Policymaking and the political process
  •   Alcohol and radical politics / revolutions / social movements
  •   Use and control of drugs in premodern cultures
  •   Alcohol and drugs in sport and popular culture

Proposal formats:

  • Panel sessions: brief abstracts (c. 200 words) of each paper plus a brief statement (c. 200 words) outlining the panel theme and a brief biography of participants.
  • Single papers: brief abstract (c. 200 words) and brief biography

Revised deadline for submission:

  • 30th October 2012

Visit the conference website;

send all proposals to undercontrol2013 [at] gmail [dot] com