The International Conference on Drugs and Alcohol in History Huron University College, London, Ontario, Canada May 13-16, 2004

The International Conference on Drugs and Alcohol in History will bring together new and established scholars to present recent research in the history of alcohol and drugs, broadly construed. Historical themes include social, cultural, economic and political issues surrounding drug and alcohol production, consumption and control. “Drugs” include marijuana, opiates, tobacco and other substances such as khat and LSD. The geographic scope includes work on the Americas, Europe, Africa and other regions.

The keynote speaker will be Dr David Courtwright, author of Dark Paradise: A History of Opiate Addiction in America (1982, 2001) and Forces of Habit: Drugs and the Making of the Modern World 2001).

The conference will include a general meeting of the Alcohol and Temperance History Group.

Paper sessions will run from May 14-16, and the ATHG meeting will be a bruch meeting on May 16. On the evening of May 13 there will be a reception sponsored by the principal of Huron University College.

Registration fee for full conference: Prior to April 15, 2004: CAD$50.00 After April 15, 2004 and on-site: CAD$65.00. Graduate students: CAD$10.00.

For Registration information, including a registration form, details on lodgings, directions to the conference, and further details on sessions will be found on the conference website:

This website is now active.

Requests for further information may be directed to either co-chair:

Dr. Greg Marquis, University of New Brunswick, Saint John University P.O. Box 5050 Saint John, NB, Canada, E2L 4L5 [email protected]

Dr. Dan Malleck Community Health Sciences, Brock University 500 Glenridge Avenue St. Catharines, Ontario Canada. L2S 3A1 [email protected]