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  • Seeking Legitimacy: Conference Report by Daisy Payling

    Seeking Legitimacy: Conference Report by Daisy PaylingOn 20-21st June, I had an opportunity to return to Birmingham where I completed my PhD research, to attend the Seeking Legitimacy workshop on authority and expertise in modern Britain. The workshop was aimed at postgraduates and researchers in the first few years of their careers and picked up on one of the themes highlighted ...

  • Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place; new book published from ALICE RAP European initiative on addiction and lifestyle

    Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place; new book published from ALICE RAP European initiative on  addiction and lifestyleVirginia Berridge Matilda Hellman, Virginia Berridge, Karen Duke, and Alex Mold (eds) Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours Across Time and Place, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016. This book, published in February 2016, is the fourth in a series of six books arising out of ALICE RAP (Addictions and Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe-Reframing Addictions Project). It drew on work generated ...

  • Sex, Drugs and HIV/AIDS in Prison

    Sex, Drugs and HIV/AIDS in PrisonJanet Weston Wellcome Library, London As I arrived at the Centre in March, David Cameron had recently made his widely-reported speech on the subject of prison reform. Prisons, as Cameron was at pains to point out, are rarely a popular topic for politicians. For historians, on the other hand, they’re probably more appealing. They can tell us ...