Cannabis: Global Histories

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Following on the heels of April’s event, the Wellcome Trust recently awarded Dr Lucas Richert and Prof Jim Mills £38,700 to carry on and expand upon the work of the Cannabis: Global Histories project. The money will be used to further develop the network and help produce useful knowledge.

The Cannabis: Global Histories web series proved very popular and, of course, there will be more materials in the future. Think about submitting a post or video to Emily Dufton, one of the network’s participants, and also the new Managing Editor of Points.

As for publishing, the MIT Press contracted an edited collection of papers from the first conference in April, 2018. This is a great first step getting the research of the network into wider hands. Watch out for other news about publishing!

Plans are in the works to hold panels at future conferences as well as hold follow-up events. Be sure to stay tuned for an announcement about the next Cannabis: Global Histories event, which will be available @drughistory and @StrathCannabis.

For more information, please contact:

Caroline Marley: or 
Lucas Richert: 

Calls for Papers

    Call for Papers - Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, Vancouver, 1-3 June 2019
    The 2019 joint meeting of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing will take place June 1-3, 2019 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory. In conjunction with the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Programme Committee calls for papers that address the theme of this year’s Congress: “Circles of Conversation.” The CfP is here.

    Call for Papers - Changing Minds: Societies, States, the Sciences and Psychoactive Substances in History, Shanghai, 12-15 June 2019
    The CFP for the Alcohol and Drug History Society Meeting in Shanghai is now open. The 2019 ADHS conference takes its cue from recent shifts in attitudes towards, and understandings of, intoxicants and psychoactive substances to explore the drivers of change throughout history in ideas about, and actions on, such materials. The full CfP is here.

    Call for Papers – The Pharmacist and Quality Medicines, Washington D.C., 5-8 September 2019
    The Program Committee for the 44th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy is soliciting proposals for oral presentations and poster presentations. You are invited to submit abstracts on topics pertaining to “The Pharmacist and Quality Medicines,” including the training, practice and regulation of pharmacists or the social, scientific, technological, or economic aspects of pharmaceuticals and the pharmaceutical industry. The full CfP is here.


M DeCloedt

Matthew DeCloedt Abstract

Emily Dufton

Emily Dufton Abstract

Chris Elcock

Chris Elcock Abstract

David A Guba Jr

David Alan Guba Jr Abstract

Peter Hynd

Peter Hynd Abstract

G Klantschnig

Gernot Klantschnig Abstract

Dan Malleck

Cannabis Conf Dan Malleck Abstract

Jim Mills

Jim Mills Organiser

Arjan Nuijten

Arjan Nuijten Abstract

I Obradovich

Ivana Obradovich Abstract

Carlos Pérez Ricart

Carlos Pérez Ricart Abstract

Haggai Ram

Haggai Ram Abstract

N Richardson-Little

Ned Richardson-Little Abstract

Lucas Richert


Lucía Romero

Lucia Romero Abstract

JD Schievenini

Jose Domingo Schievenini Abstract

Sarah Siff

Sarah Brady Siff Abstract

S Snelders

Stephen Snelders

Sue Taylor

Sue Taylor Abstract

Nayeli Urquiza Haas

Nayeli Urquiza Haas Abstract

T Waetjen

Thembisa Waetjen Abstract