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 Conferenceandevents@uclan.ac.uk 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 amcallister1@uclan.ac.uk



  • 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