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  • 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 ...

  • ALICE RAP A-Debate: U-Turn on Addictions?

    ALICE RAP A-Debate: U-Turn on Addictions?Report by Alex Mold What does the concept of ‘addiction’ mean? Is drug use a legacy of our past? Which drugs cause the most harm, and to who? These were just some of the questions debated at the ALICE RAP A-Debate in Barcelona, 17-18 February 2016. The event represented the culmination of the five-year Addiction and Lifestyles ...