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Intoxicants and intoxication in cultural and historical perspective (conference)

Call for papers: "Intoxicants and Intoxication in Cultural and Historical Perspective," 20 July-22 July 2010, at Christ College, Cambridge, in the United Kingdom.  Abstracts and short CV should be sent to Phil Withington (University of Cambridge) and Angela McShane (Victoria and Albert Museum) at <pjw1003@cam.ac.uk> by 30 September 2009.  See the conference website here.  

For an earlier related workshop, see below:



WORKSHOP ONE  Wednesday 10th September 2008, V&A

 

Session 1, Archaeology and Material Culture

 

10.55

Masculinity and the Material Culture of Drinking in Medieval England, Dawn Hadley

11.15

Ritual encounters: punch parties and masculinity in the eighteenth century,Karen Harvey

11.35

Substance Abuse: Design and Drugs in the Post-modern Era, Glenn Adamson

11.55

Break

12.00

Commentaries by Richard Morris and Angela McShane

12.25

General Discussion

13.00

LUNCH

 

Session 2, Historical Anthropology and Sociology

 

14.00

Indians and Drunkenness in Spanish America, Rebecca Earle

14.20

Company and Social Change in Early Modern England, Phil Withington

14.40

Time and Temperance in Kenya, Justin Willis

15.00

Break

15.05

Commentaries by James Kneale and Jason Hughes

15.25

General Discussion

16.15

Handling Session of V&A objects led by Angus Patterson

 


 

WORKSHOP TWO  Friday 30th January 2009, V&A  

 

PROGRAMME                                         

9.45 -10.50Arrive at Reception at V&A Staff Entrance, Exhibition Road
Tea, coffee and biscuits, Postgraduate Course Common Room, V&A
10.50  Introductions (Phil Withington and Angela McShane)
  

Session 1, Literary and Visual Culture

10.55

Intoxication and Literary Culture in Early Modern England, Michelle O’Callaghan (Reading)

11.15

Picturing Drunkenness and Changing States, Valerie Mainz (Leeds)

11.35

On the Origin and Progress of Temperance: Basil Montagu’s ‘Some Enquiries into the Effects of Fermented Liquors’ in Context, James Nicholls (Bath Spa)

11.55

Coffee Break: Course Common Room

12.00

Commentaries by Angela Wright (Sheffield) and Tom Nichols (Aberdeen

12.25

General Discussion

13.00

LUNCH: Course Common Room

Session 2, Political Economy

14.00

Public Houses in the Political Economy of Pre-industrial Europe, Beat Kumin (Warwick)

14.20

TBC, John Chartres (Leeds)

14.40

Contested Narratives of Khat Consumption: the Push for Prohibition? David Anderson (Oxford)

15.00

Tea Break: Course Common Room

15.05

Commentaries by Peter Thompson (Oxford) and Jean Stubbs (London Metropolitan)

15.25

General Discussion

16.15 - 17.00

Handling Session of V&A objects from the East Asian Collections

17.00...Intoxicants (in practice!): We have been invited for drinks in the 1606 Lounge Bar at the Rembrandt Hotel, opposite the V&A, from 6pm, where we will join the AHRC Early Modern Dress and Textiles Research Network.

 

Posted by David Fahey on July 13, 2009 at 08:34 PM in Alcohol (general), Calls For Papers | Permalink