Cannabis: Global Histories

Deadline for Papers: 15 January 2018

19-20 April 2018 
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

In cooperation with Wellcome Trust

The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare would like to invite papers for Cannabis: Global Histories at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) on 19-20 April 2018.

One outcome of the recent Alcohol and Drugs History Society meeting (ADHS) in Utrecht was enthusiasm for a 'histories of cannabis' workshop/conference to gather together the increasing number of scholars researching the topic. 

Paper proposals should be based on unpublished research and should include a 300-word abstract, including a brief CV (2 page maximum). The deadline is 1 September 2017. Participants would then be asked to submit papers of c.7000-8000 words by 15 January 2018.  This will enable pre-circulation of papers and also early work on editing a collection of papers for publication.

The geographical location and timeframe are open, while topics may include but are not limited to: 

  • policy and legislation
  • health outcomes
  • trafficking and terrorism
  • comparative approaches
  • myths
  • science and evidence
  • the rise of big cannabis
  • art and culture

Please send your submissions or queries to :
Caroline Marley: cshhhadmin@strath.ac.uk or 
Lucas Richert: Lucas.Richert@strath.ac.uk 

Deadline for Proposals: 1 September 2017
Deadline for Papers: 15 January 2018