Cannabis Webinars

The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy and the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy are pleased to announce the inaugural Edward Kremers Seminar in the History of Pharmacy & Drugs. The 2020 Summer “Kreminar” will explore the theme of Cannabis and will feature presentations and discussions by five scholars researching and writing about the history of cannabis. Talks will be given by ADHS social media officer Emily Dufton and SHAD book review editor David Guba Jr. Sign up to listen in (registration 2 mins) and be sure to share with other ADHS members and interested parties.

Call for book proposals: Intoxicating Histories series

McGill-Queen’s University Press have asked us to alert members of the Drinking Studies Network to a call for their new book series on the history of drugs & alcohol. The series, called Intoxicating Histories, is edited by Virginia Berridge, Erika Dyck, and Noelle Plack. A flyer with the series description and further details is attached. We are welcoming the submission of new book proposals and would be delighted if you wished to share the series announcement with your membership.

Temperance in 1880s in Bristol (BBC program on 9 June)

UCLan Senior Researcher Will Bring The ‘Demon Drink’ Story To The BBC

A renowned researcher with expertise in the history and legacy of the UK temperance movement is to appear on the popular BBC2 programme ‘A House Through Time.’

Dr Annemarie McAllister, a Senior Research Fellow in History at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), appears in the third programme of the series, to be screened on 9 June, tracing the lives of residents in a house in Bristol.

Dr McAllister joins the presenter David Olusoga, to talk about the popularity of temperance in the 1880s and the business opportunities it offered.  She discusses the Pows, a family who lived in the house at that period.

Commenting on the experience, the temperance scholar said:

“Filming for the programme took place last year and we discovered some fascinating stories attached to the people who lived in the Bristol-based house.

“Without giving too much away, drink in those days was seen as addictive, and indulgence in it was the road to ruin, morally, financially and physically. You will have to watch the programme to find out more!

“The previous two series of ‘A House Through Time’ have been very popular as they’ve tapped into the great interest which most of us have in the past. It was certainly exciting to be involved.”

Dr Annemarie McAllister works on the history and legacy of the UK temperance movement, using UCLan’s internationally significant archive, the Livesey Collection.

She is interested in the cultural history of temperance groups, their material (particularly visual) cultures and the strong impact they had on their members.

The three exhibitions she curated inform her continuing work with local and national groups, and social media presence. For further details see demondrink or Twitter – @demon_drink