Rethinking Alcohol and Drugs: Global Transformations /Local Practices in History - Alcohol and Drugs History Society (ADHS), biennial conference
Mexico City, June 15 -17 2022
The 2022 Alcohol and Drugs History Society is pleased to release its call for papers for its biennial conference.
As jurisdictions around the world begin relaxing regulations on psychoactive substances including cannabis and psychedelics, the consequences of an era of prohibition call out for historical scrutiny. The politics of prohibition have plagued the history of alcohol and drugs, while scholars have examined points of contradiction, friction, resistance, and even opportunities created by restricting some substances and encouraging others. We invite participants to ‘rethink’ this history, drawing inspiration from new sources, methods, and historical actors to deepen our understanding of the historical significance of alcohol and drugs.