British Academy/HRC Interdisciplinary Workshop
Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences
Wednesday 23 March 2016, 9.00am-5pm
Venue: Room H5.45 (Humanities Building, University of Warwick).
Registration and refreshments: Graduate Space (Humanities Building, 4th floor annexe)
Dr Ben Smith, University of Warwick:
The Year Mexico Legalised Drugs
Stuart Walton, Cultural historian and journalist:
Honor'd in the Breach: Contravention and Consensus in the History of Substance Prohibition
This workshop is a cross-disciplinary forum for humanities and social science scholars to debate the passing of the UK Psychoactive Substances Bill in the broader context of historical, literary, sociological, anthropological, art historical, film and philosophical research, as well as critical theory. Proposals are invited from early-career and established academics for 20-minute papers that address this theme. Papers may focus on any geographical region, from c. 1800 to the present (earlier material will also be considered).
We are also putting together a proposal for a book of essays linked to the Prohibition and the Addiction and Culture workshops:
Event organised with the support of the British Academy and the Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick.