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The online home of the ADHS Daily Register and The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs: An Interdisciplinary Journal (SHAD). This page is updated regularly with news, publications, or resources of interest to members of our group.  We encourage you to check back often. 

Click here for information on the 2014 AHA in Washington DC.

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Seminar at Glasgow

University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University


Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Health History Seminars

Funded by the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare

Thursday 24th April 2014

Starts at 4pm – 5.30pm

University of Strathclyde, Lord Hope Building, Confucius Room, Level 1

Refreshments available from 3.45pm


Marita Martin Orozco

University of Strathclyde

The addiction to marijuana: treatment or penalization. The position of the Mexican medical community in the early twentieth century

Pam Lock

University of Bristol

Death and the Alcoholic: Public Discourses of Alcoholism in the Brontës’ Novels

Will Haydock

Bournemouth University

The New Progressives? The interwar ‘improved pub’ and recent developments in the production and regulation of the UK night-time economy

For details, see Thora Hands [thora.hands@strath.ac.uk]

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How About a ‘Meat-Like’ Cup of Joe? Coffee Buyer Brews Up New Flavor Wheel

Timothy Hill (a buyer for Counter Culture Coffee) proposes a new flavor wheel for baristas to replace that of the Speciality Coffee Association of America.


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Global cocoa boom, 1870s-1940s (article)

Corey Ross, “The Plantation Paradigm: Colonial Agronomy, African Farmers and the Global Cocoa Boom, 1870s-1940s,” Journal of Global History vol. 9 (2014): 49-71.

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Food and drink in 18th century Paris

Spary, E.C. Eating the Enlightenment: Food and the Sciences in Paris. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Posted in Coffee, France, Wine

Cultures of Intoxication (special issue of Past & Present)

Past & Present Table of Contents Alert
Vol. 222, suppl 9


Introduction: Cultures of Intoxication
Phil Withington
Past and Present 2014 222: 9-33

Intoxication and Sociality: The Symposium in the Ancient Greek World
Robin Osborne
Past and Present 2014 222: 34-60

‘Tuned Out or Tuned In’: Spirituality and Youth Drug Use in Global Times
Karen Joe-Laidler, Geoffrey Hunt, and Molly Moloney
Past and Present 2014 222: 61-80

Indians and Drunkenness in Spanish America
Rebecca Earle
Past and Present 2014 222: 81-99

Alcohol in the Islamic Middle East: Ambivalence and Ambiguity
Rudi Matthee
Past and Present 2014 222: 100-125

Modernity, Tradition, and Intoxication: Comparative Lessons from South
Africa and West Africa
Paul Nugent
Past and Present 2014 222: 126-145

Double Vision: The Ambivalent Imagery of Drunkenness in Early Modern
Tom Nichols
Past and Present 2014 222: 146-167

Health, Intoxication, and Civil Conversation in Renaissance England
Jennifer Richards
Past and Present 2014 222: 168-186

Psychedelic Drugs and the Problem of Experience
Sarah Shortall
Past and Present 2014 222: 187-206

Target America: Visual Culture, Neuroimaging, and the ‘Hijacked Brain’
Theory of Addiction
Timothy A. Hickman
Past and Present 2014 222: 207-226

The Taste of Opium: Science, Monopoly, and the Japanese Colonization in
Taiwan, 1895–1945
Hung Bin Hsu
Past and Present 2014 222: 227-246

Material Culture and ‘Political Drinking’ in Seventeenth-Century England
Angela McShane
Past and Present 2014 222: 247-276

Wine, Corruption, and the Politics of Intoxication in Eighteenth-Century
Karin Sennefelt
Past and Present 2014 222: 277-295

List of Contributors

List of Contributors
Past and Present 2014 222: 296-297


Index to Cultures of Intoxication
Past and Present 2014 222: 299-310

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The Body of the Conquistador

Earle, Rebecca. The Body of the Conquistador: Food, Race and the Colonial Experience in Spanish America, 1492-1700. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Posted in Alcohol (general), Caribbean, Mexico, Peru, Spain