CALL FOR PAPERS: BRITISH ACADEMY/UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK WORKSHOP
Responses from the Humanities and Social Sciences
Wednesday 23 March, 2016
Dr Benjamin Smith, Department of History, University Of Warwick, ‘The Year Mexico Legalised Drugs’
This workshop is a cross-disciplinary forum for humanities and social science scholars to discuss issues raised by 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 scholars 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).
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
Please send a 200-word outline of your proposed 20-minute paper, together with a title and short author biography to:
Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2016
Alongside this workshop a proposal for an edited volume of essays on Prohibition is being put together for submission to the Proceedings of the British Academy (Oxford University Press). This volume will combine contributions from UK and International scholars. Proposals from early-career scholars as well as established academics are most welcome. Please note that due to constraints on length and coverage not all papers will be suitable for inclusion in the volume. Please indicate if you would like to propose an essay for inclusion in the edited book so we can send further details.
The event will be held in the Graduate Space, Humanities Building (4th floor), University Of Warwick. It is free with lunch and refreshments provided but booking is essential. Travel bursaries are available for early-career researchers.
Event organised by Dr Susannah Wilson, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University Of Warwick, as part of the British Academy Early-Career Network, ‘Addiction and Culture since 1800’.