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University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 28-29 June 2017
This interdisciplinary conference, also supported by the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, seeks to explore the radical aspects of the avoidance of alcohol. We are looking for contributions from a range of perspectives, places and periods and from academic delegates and third sector organisations. Of the many anti-drink movements across the world, one of the most influential, teetotalism, started in Preston in 1832. We are proud to honour this history by holding the first international conference on temperance, in Preston, to consider it across the centuries to the present day. Alcohol management remains a key social issue; the many active support groups, dry bars, and third sector organisations in our society take varying stances on alcohol and temperance. We invite academics, students, professional and voluntary workers in the field of support for alcohol issues, and groups or individuals with an interest in how societies approach alcohol, from around the world – please come and present, listen, publicise, share ideas and strategies, and discuss…
We plan academic panels, roundtables, and poster presentations, but also more informal stalls, presentations, and discussions. Social events and entertainments, including a live magic lantern show, will have ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ options.
Suggested topics include:
Temperance and labour movements
Gender and drink/temperance
International perspectives and influences
Social improvement and temperance
Contemporary and historical images
Historical perspectives and contemporary debates
Alcohol as a political issue
Policy making and alcohol pressure groups
Narratives of recovery
Social/cultural attitudes to alcohol
Literature and alcohol
Send proposals for papers, panels, roundtables and posters (300 word max.), or stalls, displays or events, by March 4th, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are open to varied ways of presenting your ideas, so if in doubt please contact the above link, or email@example.com .
Dr Annemarie McAllister, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. PR12HE.