Understanding the Intersection of Alcoholism, Stigma, and Disability: Past and Present

Call for Papers


In cooperation with the University of Strathclyde and the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare
Funded by the Wellcome Trust


1-2 March 2018
Scottish Universities Insight Institute
University of Strathclyde

 

Alcoholism is not only a contemporary concern for health professionals and policy-makers, but it is one with a long complex history. Framed at different times as inebriation or dipsomania, alcoholism was fiercely debated by temperance groups and politicians, as well as shaped by laws, medical practices, and conceptions of health. Social stigmas surrounding alcoholism have narrowed the discourse and marginalized those affected. Disability linked to alcoholism, whether mental or physical, has added further complexity to understanding people’s relationship with intoxicating beverages.

This two-day workshop will explore the intersection of alcohol, stigma, and disability. It aims to inform contemporary debates through an interdisciplinary approach, including historical case studies, as well as current research and practices. Sixteen delegates from public health, psychiatry, and history will offer their reflections on this multifaceted and complex topic. Members of the public, policy-makers, and the media will be invited to observe and participate in discussions. It is hoped that selected papers from the workshop may be compiled into a collected volume. The workshop will take place at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde. Delegates presenting at the workshop will be provided with economy travel and accommodation for the duration of the workshop.´╗┐

Paper proposals should be based on unpublished research and should include a 300-word abstract, including five key words and a brief CV.

Please direct any quries to Mrs Caroline Marley: cshhh-admin@strath.ac.uk

Workshop organizer: Dr Stephen E. Mawdsley, University of Strathclyde´╗┐

 

Abstract Deadline: 3 July 2017