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It is looking like a great autumn for DSN and alcohol studies. A splendid crop of new cluster workshops taking place and lots of new members (welcome all). In ‘other news’, find out how to visit a recreation of an early modern tavern, and details of calls for papers for next year’s ADHS conference in Utrecht, grants and an editorial post.
DSN & Cluster News
Have you joined a cluster yet? E-mail our cluster coordinators to join a cluster, get involved, and receive information on upcoming events and projects: <https://drinkingstudies.wordpress.com/research-clusters-2/>
Time and Temporalities Workshop – 8 October 2016
The first meeting of the ‘Time and Temporalities’ cluster will take place at Sheffield Hallam, Saturday 08 October. This will be a friendly, informal affair, with scope for discussion of a wide range of related interests in a relatively new area in drinking studies. The agenda for the day.
If you would like to attend, please contact Steven Earnshaw, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craft Drinks: A Research Networking Event
Friday 11 November 2016, 10.00 – 16.00.
College Court, University of Leicester.
This one day symposium brings together researchers interested in the production, consumption and representation of craft drinks. The day offers an opportunity to share your research and make connections with others with similar interests.
10.00: welcome and coffee
10.30: short presentations (5-10 minutes each) on individual research interests
14.00: roundtable discussion of shared interests, emergent themes and possible future collaborations/outputs
15.30: next steps and close
Please submit expressions of interest (of no more than 250 words) by Friday 7 October to Jennifer Smith Maguire (email@example.com). Please note participation is limited to 15 people.
Expressions of interest should summarize your research interests, through the lens of ‘craft and the artisanal.’ We anticipate that discussions will coalesce around questions such as ‘what does ‘craft’ mean to your research?’ and ‘how do you use the concepts of craft, the artisan and/or heritage?’, although presentations do not have to be limited to these questions and we encourage broad interpretations of craft.
Other News and Events
At play in the early modern tavern – 12 October 2016, King’s College London
In this event, we invite you to a recreation of an early modern tavern, with an emphasis on its songs, performances, and gambling games. In a series of short talks and performances, we will explore the games, songs, and plays that early modern drinkers may have experienced in the tavern. For more information go to: goo.gl/ZlpWno
Call for Papers: ADHS 2017 conference. Drinking and Drug Policies in History: Contextualizing Causes and Consequences – 22-25 June 2017, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Proposals for papers (300 words and a short CV) and sessions can be send to Stephen Snelders (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lisanne Walma (email@example.com) before 15 December 2016. For more information go to: https://adhs2017.wordpress.com/
Taylor & Francis – Substance Use & Misuse forum – Call for Associate Editor – deadline 3 October 2016
Cover letters summarizing suitability for the position (could be in the text of an e-mail) and résumés should be submitted to: Stephen Magura, PhD, Editor- in-Chief, Substance Use and Misuse, Magura99@gmail.com
For more information go to: goo.gl/ZI3xZo
And did you know that you can read the editorial of T&F’s latest edition of ‘Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy’ for free at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09687637.2016.1189877
Alcohol Research UK – Research Innovation Grants – deadline for applications 1 November 2016
Applications are now invited for the 2016 Alcohol Research UK Research Innovation Grants programme. For more information go to: http://alcoholresearchuk.org/grants/research-innovation-grants-201617/
New Articles by DSN members:
New members Emine and Kyle Evered have this year published two articles which may be of interest to members:
Emine Ö. Evered and Kyle T. Evered. 2016. A geopolitics of drinking: debating the place of alcohol in early republican Turkey. “Political Geography” 50:1:48-60.
Emine Ö. Evered and Kyle T. Evered. 2016. From rakı to ayran: regulating the place and practice of drinking in Turkey. “Space & Polity” 20:1:39-58.
Welcome to our summer edition of the Drinking Studies Network Newletter. I hope you all enjoyed celebrating the 46th anniversary ‘Black Tot Day‘ on 31 July 2016. This month’s edition is full of news and notices of cluster events for the autumn term, new publications out this year, and some exciting news about new funding for the network.
1. Network Development Grant for DSN from Alcohol Research UK
The DSN is delighted to announce that we have been granted a Network Development Grant by Alcohol Research UK. This will support a small scale workshop at Exeter next year and our next big network-wide symposium, in February of 2018, once more at Leicester. More information attached.2. Identities Cluster workshop – 13 September 2016
The CFP deadline for the Identities Cluster workshop on 13 September has been extended to 10 August 2016.
Non-presenters are welcome to attend the workshop, although please note that places are limited. Please email your interest in attending to Deborah Toner (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will circulate programme and registration details from 15th August 2016. Details will also be posted on the “Future Events” section of the DSN website.
3. Understanding Excess Cluster workshop – 18 November 2016
Beat Kümin, co-coordinator of ‘Understanding Excess’, is planning an informal, self-funded workshop at Warwick this autumn. The envisaged date is Friday 18 November 2016 and the main aim is to exchange information about ongoing work and discuss possible projects among those who have expressed an interest in this cluster. If you’d like to take part (and haven’t been in touch previously) or wish to feed specific ideas into the meeting, please email@example.com.
4.Craft and Artisanal cluster event in November
Southhampton present an exciting opportunity to combine interests in geography with public health to address an important challenge facing the UK: the population health impact of problematic alcohol consumption. This PhD will synthesise data from Health Survey for England (HSfE), Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OLS), English Longitudinal Survey on Ageing (ELSA) and Understanding Society (US) to better understand the longitudinal evolution of behaviour around alcohol, with a focus on the 45-64 age group. More details at: <https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=76540>
During the programme, Bob Nicholson will be exploring the Victorian’s fondness for cocktails, heading to Liverpool on the lookout for Bosom Caressers, Corpse Revivers and a real Eye Opener, which are all names of cocktails described in a Victorian song discovered by Bob during his research: <https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/news/2016/08/edge-hill-historian-making-history-radio/>
This month’s newsletter gives details of two DSN cluster workshops in the autumn, a call for proposals to a very interesting looking new series, some bursaries from the Wellcome Trust for working with archives they have catalogued and a funded PhD on student drinking, not to mention a BBC Arts short by our own, Dr Sam Goodman.
For the first time this year, thanks to the generous support of the ‘Shared Taste’ research project at the University of Leiden (http://sharedtaste.nl/) and the IEHCA, we can offer a number of bursaries covering the full registration fee (400€). Selection will be based on overall academic quality/promise of submissions received before the closing date. Please indicate on the application form whether you would like to be considered for such a bursary.
For full information on the summer university, this year’s programme and the application form please visit:http://summerschool.iehca.univ-tours.fr/edition-2016/edition-2016-510342.kjsp
The deadline for registrations is 17 June 2016.
Academic Co-Directors: Isabelle Bianquis, Antonella Campanini and Beat Kümin.
Sam will be blogging throughout the life of the project here: (https://imperialmeasuresblog.wordpress.com) and would be keen to hear from anyone interested in contributing. If anyone is interested in writing a guest blog, then please get in touch with Sam directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
DSN Comms Officer