The Department of History at Bowling Green State University will be well-represented when the Alcohol and Drugs History Society Conference meets this weekend (Thursday, June 18-Sunday, June 21) at Bowling Green State University’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union (BTSU). The conference includes panelists from all over the world, on a wide array of topics related to Alcohol and Drugs History.
Dr. Scott Martin, chair of the History Department at BGSU, serves as president of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society and is the coordinator of the conference. In addition, he is leading a plenary session on Thursday from 7-9 pm in 201 BTSU on “The Heroin/Opioid Epidemic in Northwest Ohio.” He will also chair a panel on “Medical Responses to Substance Abuse” on Saturday from 4-5:30 in 318 BTSU.
Dr. Don Rowney, professor emeritus at BGSU, will chair a panel on “Alcohol Policy in Soviet Russia and Beyond” on Friday from 9-10:30 in 318 BTSU.
Dr. Amilcar Challu, professor at BGSU, will chair a panel on “Drugs in North American Borderlands” on Friday from 9-10:30 in 315 BTSU.
Dr. Shirley Green, instructor at BGSU and Ph.D. alum, will chair a panel on “Crime and Law Enforcement in the History of Alcohol and Drugs” on Friday from 9-10:30 in 316 BTSU, with Dr. Matthew Daley, professor at Grand Valley State and Ph.D. alum of BGSU, presenting “Prohibition’s Hangover: Murder, Gangsters, and Gambling in Toledo, Ohio, 1920-1970.”
Dr. Apollos Nwauwa, professor at BGSU, will chair a panel on “International Drug Control: Colonialism and Its Aftermath” on Friday from 10:45-12:15 in 314 BTSU.
Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle, professor at BGSU, will chair a panel on “Gendered Spaces in Alcohol and Drugs History” on Saturday from 10:45-12:15 in 314 BTSU.
Dr. Walt Grunden, professor at BGSU, will chair a panel on “Defining Intoxicants and the Intoxicated” on Saturday from 10:45-12:15 in 316 BTSU.
Joe Faykosh, doctoral candidate at BGSU, will present a paper titled “A Place in the Party: Wets, Drys, and the Klan at the 1924 Democratic National Convention,” and Dr. Michael Brooks, professor at BGSU, will present a paper titled “‘Ham-Strung, Shackled, and Tied’: the Ku Klux Klan and Prohibition Enforcement in Wood County, Ohio” on a panel titled “Perspectives on US Prohibition” on Sunday from 9:30-10:45 in 318 BTSU.