CFP: radical temperance at Preston, England, 28-29 June 2018

Radical Temperance:

Social change and drink, from teetotalism to Dry January

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 28-29 June 2018

Submission details

Proposals for 20-minute papers, panels, roundtables and posters, or stalls and displays, should be submitted to by March 4th 2018. We are open to varied ways of presenting, publicising and sharing your ideas, so if in doubt, please use the contact email above or



  • Temperance and labour movements
  • Gender and drink/temperance
  • International perspectivesand influences
  • Social improvement and temperance
  • Contemporary and historical images
  • Historical perspectives and contemporary debates
  • Alcohol as a political issue
  • Policy making and alcoholpressure groups
  • Narratives of recovery
  • Social/cultural attitudes to alcohol
  • Literature and alcohol
  • Anti-temperanceThis conference seeks to explore the radical aspects of the avoidance of alcohol. We are looking for contributions from a range of perspectives, places and periods and from both academic and non-academic contributors.

Featuring Keynote addresses by

Professor Scott Martin, Bowling Green University, Ohio Professor Betsy Thom, Middlesex University

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