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Bowling Green State University will host “Borders, Boundaries and Contexts: Defining Spaces in the History of Alcohol and Drugs,” the eighth annual Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference from Thursday, June 18-Sunday, June 21 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Dr. Scott Martin, chair of the Department of History, serves as  president of the society and is chair of the conference program.

The conference will present the research of scholars from 16 states and 15 countries across North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Participants will seek to break down barriers in the historical study of drugs and alcohol, and encourage transnational approaches and methodologies that transcend the singular focus of alcohol or drugs. Topics include national Prohibition in the U.S.; drugs in North American borderlands; the evolution of concepts of addiction, alcohol and drugs policy in colonial contexts; and the national and international histories of regulating alcohol, coca, opium and psychedelic drugs.

The event is sponsored by: the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, BGSU Department of History, BGSU College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President at BGSU, and the BGSU Graduate College.

For more on the conference, including panel titles, participants, and other information, see the article in the BGSU NewsFeed or the conference website.

For more on Dr. Scott Martin’s research and teaching, visit his faculty page.

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