Drug policy conference at Ghent, Belgium

The International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) is holding its 9th annual conference in the city of Ghent (Belgium) from 20-22 May 2015.

This year’s conference will be hosted by the Institute for Social Drug Research (ISD), which is part of the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology of the Faculty of Law, University of Ghent.

The ISSDP conference is a forum for high quality drug policy analysis and an opportunity for drug scholars to interact and thus strengthen the field. This event brings together many of the best known academics in the drug policy field with decision makers and policy makers. Besides the plenary sessions, the 2015 ISSDP conference will offer space for panel discussions, poster sessions, post-conference workshops, and social events.

On Friday 22nd May, three workshops will be organized in the afternoon:

• Workshop 1: The Dutch Cannabis Model: Recent Developments and Future Challenges, convened by Dirk Korf (University of Amsterdam)

• Workshop 2: Challenges and Opportunities for Cross-Jurisdiction Drug Policy Analysis, convened by Beau Kilmer (RAND)

• Workshop 3: Public Scholarship? Key Issues and Challenges of Research Use in Drugs Policy Making, convened by Mark Monaghan (University of Leeds) and Julie Tieberghien (Ghent University)

The preliminary book of abstracts is also already available online: http://www.issdp2015.ugent.be/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/book_of_abstracts_preliminary_version.pdf

Confirmed keynote speakers are: Prof. Dr. Virginia Berridge (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Dr. Reychad Abdool (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), Prof. Dr. David Moore (National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Australia), Dr. Frank Masao (Methadone Clinic – Tanzania AIDS Prevention Program), Prof. Dr. Ludwig Kraus (IFT Institut fur Therapieforschung, Munich, Germany), Prof. Dr. Jallal Toufiq (Ar-razi University Psychiatric Hospital, the National Centre for Drug Abuse Prevention and Research, Morocco).

For additional information about the program of the conference please see: http://www.issdp2015.ugent.be/preliminary-final-programme/

The deadline for registration and completion of payment is 15th May 2015.
Please find the online registration form here: http://www.issdp2015.ugent.be/registration/

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Selected alcohol history papers from 2013 ADHS conference now published

A special edition of Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy containing selected alcohol-focussed papers from the 2013 ADHS conference in London has just been published. You can find it here:

http://informahealthcare.com/toc/dep/current

I owe this link to James Nicholls.

Ohio Academy of History (CFP)

Call for Papers, 2015 Annual Meeting

The Ohio Academy of History seeks papers in all fields of history for the Spring 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference to be held at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, 27-28 March. We strongly encourage the submission of full panel sessions, with papers, comment, and chair, addressing any historical topic, area, or time period. Panels on world history or non-western history are especially appreciated. Proposals focusing on historiography, methodology, pedagogy, and public history are also encouraged. Individual papers may be proposed, but they are less likely to be accepted on their own due to the difficulty of combining them with others to form a panel with a coherent theme. In addition to traditional format sessions (scholarly papers with chair and commenter), the Ohio Academy welcomes non-traditional formats such as roundtables, discussion panels, or teaching-focused formats. We do not at this time solicit or accept undergraduate papers.

Submit proposals to Program Committee Chair, Mary Ann Heiss (ude.tnek@ssiehm), by 1 November 2014.

Proposals must include:

a paper title and 150-word abstract (and in the case of a complete panel, a 250-word description of the panel theme)
a one-page biography, resume, or curriculum vita
complete contact information (telephone/cell number and email/postal address)
Presenters must register for the conference by 1 March 2015 to be included in the program.

Mary Ann Heiss
Department of History
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001
(330) 672-8905
(330) 672-2943 (FAX)
Email: ude.tnek@ssiehm

Call for Papers Borders, Boundaries & Contexts:  Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol & Drugs

Papers and panel proposals are invited for an international conference on the history of alcohol and drugs to be held at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA on June 18-21, 2015.  Panel proposals (3 x 20-minute papers) or individual papers (20 minutes) are invited.  We will also consider proposals for fringe sessions using non-conventional formats e.g. screenings, debates, demonstrations etc.

 

Borders, Boundaries and Contexts seeks to break down barriers in the historical study of drugs and alcohol, encouraging transnational approaches and methodologies that transcend the singular focus on alcohol or drugs.  The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers and complete panels exploring how:

  • spaces, boundaries and borders – physical, legal, chronological, psychological, or ideological – have influenced the history of alcohol and drugs;
  • contexts, spatial or otherwise, have shaped the production, consumption, imagination, or regulation of alcohol and drugs;
  • particular “spaces” have defined eras, episodes, or issues in the history of alcohol and drugs.

Proposals from advanced graduate students and recent PhDs are particularly welcome, as are submissions on topics beyond North American and Europe, along with papers and panels that focus on periods before the modern era.

 

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Global drug trade and the War on Drugs

Crime and Policing of spaces, boundaries, borders

Prohibition of drugs and alcohol

Temperance movements

Tobacco use and regulation; international perspectives

Licensing, pricing, and sale of alcohol and drugs

Labor and underground economies

Media regulation directed at alcohol and drugs advertising

Substance abuse treatment and self help groups as “spaces” for recovery and

sobriety

Race, ethnicity, and gender in the history of alcohol and drugs

Religion, alcohol and drugs

Use and regulation of alcohol and drugs in premodern cultures

Alcohol and drugs in digital and popular culture

Role of policy-making and politics in defining spaces and boundaries for drug

and alcohol production and consumption

The intersection of race, sexuality and space in the history of alcohol and drugs

Methodology:  new tools and concepts in the history of alcohol and drugs

Alcohol and drugs impact on sports

 

Panel sessions: brief abstracts (c. 200 words) of each paper plus a brief statement (c. 200 words) outlining the panel theme and a brief biography of participants.  Single papers: brief abstract (c. 200 words) and brief biography.  Fringe events: Outline of proposed event (up to 500 words) including proposed content, technical requirements and rationale.

Please reply to:   adhsconference2015@gmail.com

Deadline for submission: 17th October 2014 

ADHS conference, 18-21 June 2015 (call for papers)

Call for Papers
Borders, Boundaries & Contexts:  Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol &
Drugs

Papers and panel proposals are invited for an international conference on
the history of alcohol and drugs to be held at Bowling Green State
University, Bowling Green, OH, USA on June 18-21, 2015.  Panel proposals (3
x 20-minute papers) or individual papers (20 minutes) are invited.  We will
also consider proposals for fringe sessions using non-conventional formats
e.g. screenings, debates, demonstrations etc.

Borders, Boundaries and Contexts seeks to break down barriers in the
historical study of drugs and alcohol, encouraging transnational approaches
and methodologies that transcend the singular focus on alcohol or drugs.
The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers and complete
panels exploring how:
•         spaces, boundaries and borders –  physical, legal, chronological,
psychological, or ideological – have influenced the history of alcohol and
drugs;
•         contexts, spatial or otherwise, have shaped the production,
consumption, imagination, or regulation of alcohol and drugs;
•          particular “spaces” have defined eras, episodes, or issues in the
history of alcohol and drugs.
Proposals from advanced graduate students and recent PhDs are particularly
welcome, as are submissions on topics beyond North American and Europe,
along with papers and panels that focus on periods before the modern era.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):
Global drug trade and the War on Drugs
Crime and Policing of spaces, boundaries, borders
Prohibition of drugs and alcohol
Temperance movements
Tobacco use and regulation; international perspectives
Licensing, pricing, and sale of alcohol and drugs
Labor and underground economies
Media regulation directed at alcohol and drugs advertising
Substance abuse treatment and self help groups as “spaces” for recovery and
sobriety
Race, ethnicity, and gender in the history of alcohol and
drugs
Religion, alcohol and drugs
Use and regulation of alcohol and drugs in premodern
cultures
Alcohol and drugs in digital and popular culture
Role of policy-making and politics in defining spaces and
boundaries for drug
and alcohol production and consumption
The intersection of race, sexuality and space in the history
of alcohol and drugs
Methodology:  new tools and concepts in the history of
alcohol and drugs
Alcohol and drugs impact on sports

Panel sessions: brief abstracts (c. 200 words) of each paper plus a brief
statement (c. 200 words) outlining the panel theme and a brief biography of
participants.  Single papers: brief abstract (c. 200 words) and brief
biography.  Fringe events: Outline of proposed event (up to 500 words)
including proposed content, technical requirements and rationale.
Please reply to:
adhsconference2015@gmail.com<mailto:adhsconference2015@gmail.com

Deadline for submission: 17th October 2014