Drinking Spaces and Places

Saturday 23 April 2016

Link Rooms 1&2, 3-5 Woodland Road, University of Bristol


9.00am onwards Registration

Tea and Coffee available

9.30-9.45am Introductions
9.45-10.45am Session 1: Early Modern Drinking Networks


Cider and Place in Seventeenth Century England, Richard Stone, University of Bristol


The Rise of the English Alehouse in the Age of Shakespeare, Mark Hailwood, University of Exeter


Chair: Laurence Publicover

10.45-11am Break
11-12.15pm Session 2: Drinking Places, Nation & Identity


The Bar, The City, The Nation: Mexico and its Pulquerías, Deborah Toner, University of Leicester


“View Halloo!” – Public and Private Drinking in Colonial British India, Sam Goodman, Bournemouth University


The Ace of Spaces versus Hearts are Trumps: Fiction versus Life at the Interwar Roadhouse, David W. Gutzke, Missouri State University


Chair: Andrew Giles

12.15-1.30pm Lunch (provided)


Poster session (venue tbc)



1.30 – 2.45pm Session 3: Spaces of Self-Destruction


“the tavern is the centre of my circle”: Geoffrey and Geometry in Under the Volcano, Steven Earnshaw, Sheffield Hallam University


Topers in Motors: Gentlemen Drink-Drivers and the Democratisation of Public Drunkenness, Richard Robinson, University of Helsinki


Dangers Drinking and New Networks of Consumption in Interwar Britain, Michael John Law, University of Westminster



2.45 – 3pm Break
3 – 4.15 pm Session 4 – Temperate facades


“If I want to drink, I go home!”: The Public Sobriety and Private Tippling of Ancient Rome’s Aristocrats, Shaun A. Mudd, University of Exeter


The Prohibitionist’s Pub and the Teetotaller’s Wine Cellar, James Kneale, UCL


Queen Victoria: Local and Global, Ed Lilley, University of Bristol



4.15-5.00pm Break
5.00-6.15pm Session 5 – Transgressive Drinking Spaces


Hush, Whisht and Wabble Shops, Shebeens and Bogus Clubs: An Introduction to Illicit Drinking in Victorian England, Paul Jennings, University of Bradford


“Entertaining Our Friends and Their Friends”: Bottle Parties and the Regulation of Drinking Space in Interwar London, Stella Moss, Royal Holloway, University of London


Waging War on Drink: Licensing Law and the Spatial Imagination of Problem Drinking, David Beckingham, University of Cambridge



6.15-6.30pm Closing words
6.30pm Wine Reception

7.30 for 8.00pm Informal Dinner