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for information about the Chicago meetings.

Alcohol and Drugs History Society

The New Drug History and US Foreign Policy: Perspectives and Methodologies

Cafes Cultures in India since 1950

AHA Session 128: Loyal to God, Loyal to Science: From Religious Temperance to Medicalized Anti-Alcoholism around the World, 1880–1950

Changing Minds: Old and New Directions in Drug and Alcohol History

Alcohol and Drugs History Society
Friday, January 4, 2019: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Salon 10 (Palmer House Hilton, Third Floor)
Chair: Matthew R. Pembleton, American University
Panel:
Lina Britto, Northwestern University
Anne L. Foster, Indiana State University
Jeremy Kuzmarov, Tulsa Community College
William B. McAllister, Office of the Historian, US Department of State
Aileen Teague, Brown University
Daniel Weimer, Wheeling Jesuit University
Comment: The Audience

Alcohol and Drugs History Society 2
Friday, January 4, 2019: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Salon 10 (Palmer House Hilton, Third Floor)
Chair:  W. Scott Haine, University of Maryland University College
Papers:
The Rise and Evolution of Cafes in South India since 1950
A R Venkatachalapathy, Madras Institute of Development Studies
Cafes in Student Campus Activism since 1980
Gaurav J. Pathania, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Comment:  The Audience

Alcohol and Drugs History Society 3
Friday, January 4, 2019: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Hancock Parlor (Palmer House Hilton, Sixth Floor)
Chairs:  Nikolay Kamenov, The Graduate Institute of International and
Development Studies and Emine Onhan Evered, Michigan State University
Papers:
Race, Caste, and Christian Cosmopolitanism: Pandita Ramabai and the
Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of the Late 19th Century
Jana Tschurenev, IGK Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History (re:work)
From Vice to Sickness: Temperance in the Balkans, 1890–1930
Nikolay Kamenov, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Global Dimensions of Temperance and Prohibition in 1920s Turkey
Emine Onhan Evered, Michigan State University
Comment: David T. Courtwright, University of North Florida

Here is the abstract for this Panel

Session Abstract

Many features of modern temperance campaigns are traceable to
late-18th and 19th century British and American evangelical revivals,
and this includes struggles that emerged in non-Western societies, as
well. For the new brand of Protestantism, the issue of alcohol became
a recurrent theme marked by activist demonstrations, public sermons,
and speeches. By the mid-19th century, missions implemented modern
campaigns at global scales that utilized abundant printed word and
visual materials. Towards the end of the century and in the beginning
of the 20th, the temperance gospel disseminated by organizations like
the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and the World
Women’s Christian Temperance Union started giving way to a new,
scientific, and sometimes secular discourse targeting alcoholism.
Emerging organizations such as the Independent Order of the Good
Templars and the International Bureau against Alcoholism came to the
forefront in the global fight against drinking. Oftentimes observable
abroad, by the 1920s, social health concerns and national independence
and/or rejuvenation projects already supplanted the underlying moral
foundations of temperance, as well.

Viewed from alternative and non-Western perspectives, there was great
diversity in the many world regional manifestations of this
generalized story—along with many departures. Indeed, a globalized
historical account of alcohol and anti-alcohol initiatives
necessitates more contributions both from and on regions with
connections to international activism; places that are otherwise
rarely associated with temperance—or even drinking, for that matter.
Such histories shed new light on the global movement’s entanglements
with broader social reform and political projects, including Western
imperialism. Moreover, they help to dispel the stereotypes that
prohibitionists often propagated upon their returns to Britain or the
United States (e.g., the fallacy that “Muslims don’t drink”). Though
religious and cultural contexts were disparate, continuities in the
global influence of modernist public health reformers meant that many
societies experienced comparable dalliances with not only temperance
but also scientifically rationalized prohibitionism. Bringing together
examples and analyses of actors and institutions imposing religious
and medical pressures on non-Western societies (i.e., Indian,
Bulgarian, and Turkish) to oppose alcohol and its consumption
initiates comparative scholarship on these typically overlooked
dimensions of temperance and anti-alcoholism.

Changing Minds: Old and New Directions in Drug and Alcohol History

Alcohol and Drugs History Society 4
Saturday, January 5, 2019: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Grant Park Parlor (Palmer House Hilton, Sixth Floor)
Chair: Elaine Carey, Purdue University Northwest
Panel:
Richard Del Rio, University of Chicago
Matthew June, Northwestern University
Holly Karibo, Oklahoma State University
Comment: The Audience

 

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