Under Control?

Under Control?
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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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EVENT SUMMARY
"Under Control? Alcohol and Drug Regulation, Past and Present"  conference was held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 21-23rd June 2013. 

Under Control? was supported by the Alcohol Research UK; Bowling Green State University; the Alcohol and Drugs History Society, Brock University (Faculty of Applied Health Sciences); the Society for the Study of the History of Medicine; and the Centre for the History of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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Event speakers:

Dr Adrian Barton
Adrian's research interests are around the interface between health and crime policy with a particular interest in drugs and alcohol... Read more >
Virginia Berridge
Virginia Berridge is Professor of History and Director of the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London... Read more >
Steven Earnshaw
Steven Earnshaw is Professor of English Literature at Sheffield Hallam University... Read more >
Dr John Foster
Dr John Foster is a Reader in Alcohol Policy and Mental Health Studies at the University of Greenwich... Read more >
Elizabeth Gabay
Following a degree in history from the University of Leeds and a (short) career in publishing and theatre marketing, Elizabeth Gabay became an independent wine merchant, and wine educator... Read more >
Paul Gootenberg
Paul Gootenberg is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of History and Sociology at Stony Brook University... Read more >
John Greenaway
John Greenaway is Emeritus Professor of Politics in the School of Political, Social and International Studies at the University of East Anglia... Read more >
Christine Griffin
Christine Griffin is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Bath in the Uk... Read more >
Thora Hands
Thora Hands holds a First Class Honours degree in Social Sciences and a Masters degree in Health History... Read more >
Dr Fiona Hutton
Dr Fiona Hutton is a senior lecturer in criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand... Read more >
James Kneale
James Kneale is a cultural and historical geographer who is particularly interested in the historical and contemporary geographies of drink and drunkenness in the UK, US, and elsewhere... Read more >
Alan Latham
Alan Latham is a senior lecturer at the Department of Geography, University College London... Read more >
Dan Malleck
Dan Malleck is an Associate Professor of medical history in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Brock University, in Ontario, Canada... Read more >
Dr Annemarie McAllister
Dr Annemarie McAllister is Senior Research Fellow in History at the University of Central Lancashire... Read more >
Phil Mellows
Phil Mellows is a freelance journalist in the UK, specialising in alcohol policy and the pub industry... Read more >
Amy Mittelman
Amy Mittelman is the author of Brewing Battles: A History of American Beer... Read more >
Dr Alex Mold
Dr Alex Mold is a lecturer in History at the Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine... Read more >
Jacek Moskalewicz
Jacek Moskalewicz works as a Head of the Department of Studies on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence at the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw, Poland... Read more >
Dr Stella Moss
Dr Stella Moss is a social and cultural historian of modern Britain at Royal Holloway, University of London... Read more >
Dr James Nicholls
Dr James Nicholls is Research Manager at Alcohol Research UK and and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine... Read more >
Richard Robinson
Richard Robinson is a PhD student in History at the University of Helsinki, Finland... Read more >
Lauren Elizabeth Saxton
Lauren Elizabeth Saxton is an ABD student at City University of New York's Graduate Center.... Read more >
Lesley Smith
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Dr. Robert Stephens
Dr. Robert Stephens is Associate Professor of History at Virginia Tech. He also currently serves as the Principal of the Honors Residential College... Read more >
Ingrid Walker
Ingrid Walker is Associate Professor of Arts, Media, and Culture and American Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Tacoma... Read more >
Panagiotis Zestanakis
Panagiotis Zestanakis studied history at the Universities of Athens and Crete and gender studies at Utrecht University... Read more >
Phil Mellows is a freelance journalist in the UK, specialising in alcohol policy and the pub industry. He has been writing about pubs for nearly three decades, he is current chair of judges of the Great British Pub Awards while discussing alcohol policy in his blog, The Politics of Drinking. For updates follow him on Twitter @philmellows and for more information and examples of published work go to www.philmellows.com
Thora Hands holds a First Class Honours degree in Social Sciences and a Masters degree in Health History and is currently a Wellcome Trust funded PhD student at the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare at the University of Strathclyde. Her thesis, 'Reframing Drink and the Victorians: The consumption of alcohol in Britain 1869-1914' explores the construction of the 'respectable' or 'moderate' drinker in the late Victorian period. The research intends to assess what impact social, cultural, political, medical and commercial factors had on the majority of alcohol consumers from 1869 to 1914.
Christine Griffin is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Bath in the Uk. Her recent work explores the relationship between identities and consumption for young people, with a long-standing interest in young women's lives. Recent ESRC-funded projects include a study of young people's experiences of 'branded' leisure at music festivals and free parties led by Andrew Bengry-Howell; a project on clubbing and dance cultures as forms of social and political participation led by Sarah Riley; and a major study on the marketing of drinks in relation to young adults' everyday drinking culture. Prof Griffin is currently Co-Investigator on a study of young adults' drinking cultures and social media use in New Zealand (Marsden Fund: 2010-2013); and on the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (MRC: 2013-2018), investigating the same topic in the British context.
Dr Annemarie McAllister is Senior Research Fellow in History at the University of Central Lancashire, and a specialist in Temperance History, with particular reference to the Band of Hope. She directed the HLF-funded 'Temperance and the Working Class' Project which combined oral history and material culture collection to produce the 'Demon Drink?' exhibition in Manchester which had over 30,000 visitors, and thewww.demondrink.co.uk virtual exhibition. She is writing a monograph on the Band of Hope, the UK's most successful Temperance organisation.
Steven Earnshaw is Professor of English Literature at Sheffield Hallam University. Publications include The Pub in Literature, Beginning Realism, The Direction of Literary Theory and Existentialism. He is the editor of The Handbook of Creative Writing.
Angus Bancroft is senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. His is author of the book 'Drugs, Intoxication and Society' and co-author with Ralph Fevre of 'Dead White Men and Other Important People: Sociology's Big Ideas'. He is currently researching social media and pre-drinking.
Dr Alex Mold is a lecturer in History at the Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has research interests in the history of illegal drugs, particularly the treatment of heroin addiction, the role of voluntary organsiations around illegal drugs and the development of the concept of addiction over time. She is part of the FP7 ALICE RAP project on re-framing addictions across Europe.
Richard Robinson is a PhD student in History at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His doctoral thesis focuses on alcohol's consumption, regulation and function in two seaside resort towns, Brighton (England) and Hanko (Finland), from the 1880s to the 1930s. Its underlying aim is to construct a picture of alcohol's turbulent history at a local level in these two locations, while at the same time attempting to connect their drink-related discourses in a unique transnational comparison. Before starting his research in Finland, Richard gained an Upper Second Class BA (Hons) in History and Politics at the University of Warwick in 2007 and an MSc in Social and Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh in 2009.
Amy Mittelman is the author of Brewing Battles: A History of American Beer. She has a Ph.D. in American history from Columbia University. She is also the author of numerous reference articles. Amy also has a B.S.N. in Nursing and has worked in the field of addiction detoxification, rehabilitation, and treatment.
Dr John Foster is a Reader in Alcohol Policy and Mental Health Studies at the University of Greenwich. He was awarded his PhD thesis in 2001 which concerned quality of life in alcohol dependent individuals by Kings College London. His early work was focused upon treatment outcomes, however overtime his interests have been concentrated on alcohol policy and public health. His main contribution to data has been to formulate an explanatory model for home drinking in adults based upon cost, convenience and relaxation which also encompasses management of risk in adults and young people.
Ingrid Walker is Associate Professor of Arts, Media, and Culture and American Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Walker's research focuses on 20th and 21st century United States' culture, particularly the negotiation of identity as expressions of contested social dynamics and politics. Her current work is a study of U.S. discourses about substances and their users in the advertising, policy, medical professions, and popular culture. Specifically, the study examines the cultural norms created around legal and illegal drugs in the more than four decades of the U.S. "drug war." Previous scholarship has focused on conspiracy theory as a political discourse in American popular culture as expressed in literature, television, film, comics, and ethnic texts featuring Italian-American mobsters, African-American gangstas, and white supremacism. In addition to cultural research, Walker has worked in various roles to further the study of teaching and learning at the university-level.
Dr Stella Moss is a social and cultural historian of modern Britain at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her current research focuses on drinking cultures in the early-to-mid twentieth century England, and she is writing a book on women's drinking in pubs in the period from 1914-39.
Elizabeth Gabay. Following a degree in history from the University of Leeds and a (short) career in publishing and theatre marketing, Elizabeth Gabay became an independent wine merchant, and wine educator. She became a Master of Wine in 1998. Since moving to south east France in 2002, she has continued her career in wine through writing, lecturing and teaching on the wines of Provence, Hungary and northern Italy for both consumer and business magazines, travel web sites, 'Oz Clarke's Pocket Guide' and Jancis Robinson's 'World Atlas of Wine'. Concerning punch, a range of wine tastings themed around historic wines at the Sir John Soane Museum led to a commission to hold a series of punch talks and tastings at The Museum of London's exhibition 'London Eats Out'. From there curiosity concerning punch has developed into researching and writing a book on how punch has developed around the world, lectures and tastings of punch for the Georgian Group, the Sir John Soane Museum, the French Porcelain Society, judging the giant punch recipe competition held by Bompass and Parr, the Oxford Food Symposium (published in the proceedings for 2011) and is contributing to the forthcoming 'Oxford Companion to Sweets' on punch and mulled wine.
John Greenaway is Emeritus Professor of Politics in the School of Political, Social and International Studies at the University of East Anglia. His research and publications are in the field of policy making in Britain and British political history. He has published on the politics of alcohol in Britain including Drink and British Politics since 1830(Palgrave Macmillan 2003). He has also researched and published on the politics of the 2003 English and Welsh Licensing Act including an article in British Politics 2011, vol.6. no.4.
Dan Malleck is an Associate Professor of medical history in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Brock University, in Ontario, Canada. He is the editor-in-chief of The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs: An interdisciplinary journal, published by the Alcohol and Drugs History Society. His book, Try to Control Yourself: The regulation of public drinking in post-prohibition Ontario, 1927-1944 (UBC Press, 2012) won the Canadian Historical Association's Clio Prize for best book on Ontario history for 2012. He is currently completing a book on the origins of Canada's drug laws.
James Kneale is a cultural and historical geographer who is particularly interested in the historical and contemporary geographies of drink and drunkenness in the UK, US, and elsewhere. He has published on drinking places and the place of drink in society, and is currently conducting research on a book on temperance life assurance, which will examine the relationships between temperance, medicine, and insurance. In 2009 he contributed written and oral evidence to the House of Commons Health Select Committee, which was included in its 2010 report on alcohol.
Dr. Robert Stephens is Associate Professor of History at Virginia Tech. He also currently serves as the Principal of the Honors Residential College. He is an award´┐Żwinning teacher, the past president of Virginia Tech's prestigious Diggs community of scholars, and a member of the University Honors program. In 2007 he published his first book, Germans on Drugs
Panagiotis Zestanakis studied history at the Universities of Athens and Crete and gender studies at Utrecht University. Since November 2010, he has been a PhD candidate in contemporary European history at the University of Crete. His research project entitled "Lifestyles, gender relations and social spaces in 1980s Athens" is funded by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation. His major research interests focus on the history of everyday life and changes on consumption habits, gender relations and the media landscape in post-dictatorship Greece. He is co-editor of the collective volume, 'Speaking to/against certainties: genders, representations, subjectivities', Athens, OMIK, 2013. Currently, he is a visiting researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona with a grant from LLP European Commission Programme.
Dr Fiona Hutton is a senior lecturer in criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. Her research areas focus on young people, gender, drugs and alcohol. She is part of a research team examining 'Facebook' and young people's drinking cultures. This presentation is based on some of the data gathered for this project and is supported by the Marsden Fund Council from Government funding, administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand (contract MAU0911).
Jacek Moskalewicz works as a Head of the Department of Studies on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence at the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw, Poland. Sociologist, for over 30 years involved in alcohol and drug research as well as in psychiatric studies incl. epidemiology, policy-oriented studies, action research, social history. Member of the World Health Organization experts' advisory panel on drug dependence and alcohol problems. Consultant or technical adviser to international organizations including the WHO, EMCDDA, UNODC. Deputy-chairman of the Science Group of the Alcohol and Health Forum at the European Commission. Recipient of Jellinek Memorial Award (2001) and Chevalier Cross of Polonia Restituta (2004).
Dr Adrian Barton. Associate Professor, Public Policy and Management.
Adrian's research interests are around the interface between health and crime policy with a particular interest in drugs and alcohol. Adrian has published widely in the drug and alcohol field including the very successful textbook Illicit Drugs: Use and Control. He has worked closely with bodies such as Devon and Cornwall Police; the Ministry of Justice; Cornwall County Council; Bro-Taf Council, Wales, as well as a number of service providers and community groups in both the statutory and voluntary sectors. In addition to working closely with academic bodies, Adrian has a deep commitment to practice and he has been a research consultant for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, a research consultant for the prison advice and care trust and a rapporteur for the Belgian Government looking at alternative drug policies. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Harbour Drug and Alcohol, Plymouth.
Alan Latham is a senior lecturer at the Department of Geography, University College London. He has a long standing interest in liquor licensing and its relationship both to public order and public health. He has also held positions at the University of Southampton and Auckland University.
Virginia Berridge is Professor of History and Director of the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.She has published widely on the history of drugs,alcohol and tobacco and currently leads the work package on' Addiction through the ages' ,part of ALICE RAP, the EU's Framework 7 programme on Addiction and lifestyles.'
Dr James Nicholls is Research Manager at Alcohol Research UK and and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr Nicholls is author of The Politics of Alcohol: A History of the Drink Question in England, and has published widely on the history of drinking and addiction. In 2011-12, he completed a British Academy research fellowship on recent developments in British alcohol policy, and has previously completed a research fellowship investigating historical perspectives on local alcohol interventions for the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Lauren Elizabeth Saxton is an ABD student at City University of New York's Graduate Center. Her research focuses on French medical knowledge regarding addiction in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In addition to writing her dissertation, she teaches undergraduate courses at City College and Lehman College, and works as a Writing Fellow at CUNY Law School.
Paul Gootenberg, SUNY Distinguished Professor of History and Sociology at Stony Brook University (New York) is a leading specialist on the history of drugs in Latin America and author of Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug (UNC Press, 2009).
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