Today, historians begin descending upon wintry Washington, D.C., for the 2018 meeting of the American Historical Association. AHA is the largest annual gathering for such professionals and their affiliated societies. Among those represented again this year is the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, with two panels of original research and one roundtable discussion. The date, times, and location of those sessions are listed below. Points readers (and their interested friends!) are invited to meet historians active in the field and learn about their most recent projects. We hope to see you there!
Session 1: Transgressive Marijuana: Cultivating, Performing, and Regulating the Cannabis Culture in the 20th Century
Friday, January 5, 2018: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Roosevelt Room 2 (Marriott Wardman Park, Exhibition Level)
Session 2: Drugs in the Classroom: What Should We Tell Students about Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, and Addictive Digital Technologies in History—and in Their Own Lives?
Frederick H. Smith, College of William and Mary
Norman Smith, University of Guelph
Lucas Richert, University of Strathclyde
Miriam Kingsberg Kadia, University of Colorado Boulder
Kyle A. Bridge, University of Florida
Session 3: Anti-Drug Activism in America and China during the 1950s and Beyond: Grassroots and Government Strategies