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British Academy/HRC Interdisciplinary Workshop


Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences

Wednesday 23 March 2016, 9.00am-5pm

Venue: Room H5.45 (Humanities Building, University of Warwick).

Registration and refreshments: Graduate Space (Humanities Building, 4th floor annexe)

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Ben Smith, University of Warwick: 

The Year Mexico Legalised Drugs

Stuart Walton, Cultural historian and journalist:

Honor'd in the Breach: Contravention and Consensus in the History of Substance Prohibition

This workshop is a cross-disciplinary forum for humanities and social science scholars to debate the passing of the UK Psychoactive Substances Bill in the broader context of historical, literary, sociological, anthropological, art historical, film and philosophical research, as well as critical theory. Proposals are invited from early-career and established academics for 20-minute papers that address this theme. Papers may focus on any geographical region, from c. 1800 to the present (earlier material will also be considered).

We are also putting together a proposal for a book of essays linked to the Prohibition and the Addiction and Culture workshops:

Call for Papers (edited book) (PDF Document)

Event organised with the support of the British Academy and the Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick.

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Related Event:
Panel Discussion of Psychoactive Substances Act. For more information click HERE