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Alcohol and Drugs History at the AHA Annual Convention I

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

Editor’s Note: If you’ve not looked at our banner recently, you may not know that Points readers is an official organ for the Alcohol and Drugs History Society (ADHS), an affiliated organization of the American Historical Association.  That venerable body holds its annual meeting next weekend, and the ADHS is sponsoring two sessions chock full of cutting edge drug and alcohol history.  Mark your calendars for the following:

Friday, Jan. 6, 9:30–11:30 a.m. Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Parlor G. Rival Notions of Respectability: Moral Injunction & Commercial Regulation in the Matter of Alcoholic Drinks

Chair and Commentator: Elaine Frantz Parsons, Duquesne University

  1. Self Control and Gender Boundaries: The Injunctions of the Irish Catholic Temperance Movement, 1840–1920, Mike McLaughlin, Carleton University

  2. Teaching Piety and Temperance to Boys in British Bands of Hope, 1880–1914, Stephanie Olsen, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

  3. Controlling the Reputation of Argentine Wine: Winemakers and the Fight against Adulteration, 1890–1914, U. Bajwa, Johns Hopkins University

AHA Chicago, 2012

Saturday, Jan. 7, 9:00–11:00 a.m. Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Parlor G. The Press and Psychedelia: Image, Gender, and Behavior in the United States Since 1945 

Chair and Commentator: David T. Courtwright, University of North Florida

  1. Faith—the Anti-Drug: Religion and Recruits in the Battle against Youth Drug Use, Emily Dufton, George Washington University

  2. Psychedelic Drugs in the Popular Press in the 1950s and 1960s, Stephen Siff, Miami University of Ohio

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