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  • 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 ...

  • Conferences report, John Manton

    Conferences report, John Manton ‘Cultural performance from HOMSEA Conference, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Jan 2016’ While travelling to carry out archival research in The Philippines in January and February 2016, I took the opportunity to attend two conferences, a workshop, and a symposium, giving papers at two of these events, and facilitating a public engagement session at a third. The first ...