The Drinking Studies Network Newsletter is circulated by e-mail to all members approximately monthly. To join the network and sign up to regular updates, e-mail Pam Lock on: Please send all contributions by the first of the month for inclusion in that month’s newsletter. 

September/October 2016

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

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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,

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.
Proposed Programme:
10.00: welcome and coffee
10.30: short presentations (5-10 minutes each) on individual research interests
12.30: lunch
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 ( 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:

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 ( or Lisanne Walma ( before 15 December 2016. For more information go to:

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,

For more information go to:

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:

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:

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.


August 2016

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. 

DSN & Cluster News
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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 (, 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


4.Craft and Artisanal cluster event in November

The Craft and the Artisanal research cluster will be hosting a craft drinks research network event at the University of Leicester in early November; details will be distributed via the DSN mailing list in early September. The event is part of a series of ‘craft cultures’ events exploring craft and the creative economies over the week of 7th November, organized by the University of Leicester’s Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies (CAMEo). Please contact the coordinators if you are interested in getting involved with the cluster: Jennifer Smith Maguire ( and Emma-Jayne Abbots (
Other News
1. Funded PhD opportunity at Southampton – Longitudinal geographies of alcohol consumption

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: <>

2.. Glasgow Caledonian University Researcher post – deadline today (5 August 2016)
Last day to apply for Glasgow Caledonian University Researcher post working on Drink Wise, Age Well Programme. Details at:
3. Ales houses & Good Fellowship in Early Modern England just £18 (pre-order)
Mark Hailwood’s Ales houses & Good Fellowship in Early Modern England is available in paperback for just £18 if you pre-order. See <>
4. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs – free access
Thanks to Phil Mellows for pointing out that the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs offers free access to its issues on their website: <>
5. Intoxicants Project – workshop in September and database at Sheffield Digital Humanities Congress
The ‘Intoxicants Project’ are holding a workshop on intoxication, discourse and practice on 30 Sept-1 October 2016 in Sheffield. Not only are several of our members speaking, it is also free (which is our favourite price). Places are limited; register by 16 September: 
They will also introduce their database at Digital Humanities Congress in Sheffield, 8-10 Sept 16. For more details and to register:
6. On the Radio: BBC Radio 4 Making History – Victorian Cocktails
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: <>

July 2016

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. 

1. Call for Proposals – History and Cultures of Food, 14th-18th Centuries
Medieval Institute Publications have issued a call for proposals for a new series on History and Cultures of Food in 14th-18th Centuries. To submit a proposal, please contact series editor Allen Grieco ( and acquisitions editor Erika Gaffney ( attached for full details. 
2. ‘Time and Drink’ workshop (8 October 2016) DSN Cluster – Time and Temporalities  – Sheffield Hallam
On Saturday 08 October Steven Earnshaw will be holding a workshop on ‘Time and Drink’, at Sheffield Hallam University for the Identities and Diversity Research Cluster from DSN. The event will be based around the interests of those attending. If anybody would like to attend who hasn’t already got in touch, please e-mail Steven Earnshaw on
3. ‘Work-in-Progess’ workshop (13 September 2016) – DSN Cluster – Identities and Diversity – University of Leicester
See attached flyer for information on the forthcoming ‘work-in-progress’ workshop for this DSN Cluster. Please send 20-minute paper proposals (250 words max.) to Deborah Toner ( by 31 July 2016. 
4. Wellcome Trust Research Bursaries
Members may be interested in the Wellcome Trust Research Bursaries which cover many History of Medicine collections relevant to drinking and drinking studies. For more information visit: 
5. Funded PHD on Student Drinking/Wellbeing 
Just a few days left ot apply for the studentship at NUI Gallway on Student Drinking and Wellbeing. For details go to:
6. The Empire of Excess – BBC Arts short by Dr Sam Goodman
Members may enjoy Dr Sam Goodman’s 5-minute short for BBC Arts on the influence of the Empire on beer production in Britain and the effects of alcohol on the lives of ex-pats: <>

June 2016

As Mark Hailwood announced in his last e-mail, I am taking on the Drinking Studies Network Newsletter as your new Comms Officer. I’m really looking forward to keeping in touch with you all. We have some great events and a really interesting blog with opportunities for guest bloggers for you in this edition. 
Let me know any time if you would like to add any items to the next edition. I’ll aim to keep up Mark’s approximately monthly circulation. 
Also, don’t forget to follow us on twitter for regular updates from our new Social Media Officer, Laura Fenton, on @DrinkingStudies.

1. DSN Temporalities Cluster workshop – autumn 2016 
The DSN Temporalities Cluster are planning to organise a workshop this autumn. More information on the content and date of this workshop will follow over the summer but if you would be interested in taking part, please contact Steve Earnshaw on
2. 14th Summer University on Food & Drink Studies – Tours (France) – 28 Aug-4 Sept 2016 
François Rabelais University (Tours, France) and the European Institute for the History and Cultures of Food (IEHCA) are pleased to announce the 14th Summer University on Food & Drink Studies to be held at Tours (France) from 28 August to 4 September 2016.

For the first time this year, thanks to the generous support of the ‘Shared Taste’ research project at the University of Leiden ( 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:

The deadline for registrations is 17 June 2016.

Academic Co-Directors: Isabelle Bianquis, Antonella Campanini and Beat Kümin.

3. New ‘Imperial Measures’ blog by Dr Sam Goodman
Dr Sam Goodman (Bournemouth University) has just begun a new research project and blog on alcohol and medicine in colonial India. Entitled ‘Imperial Measures’, the project is funded by a Wellcome Research Bursary award and will look at the role of alcohol (primarily beer, ale and porter) in medical practice across British India c.1850-1947. The project engages with the social and cultural embeddedness of drinking within an Anglo-Indian context. It explores how and why alcohol, particularly beer in this instance, came to function in such a contradictory fashion during this period: vital but injurious to the health of the individual and of colonial society. The project will thus consider the extent to which beer was perceived simultaneously as a medical necessity (both for preventative and restorative reasons) but also a cause of various ailments and source of social anxiety to coloniser and colonised subject alike.

Sam will be blogging throughout the life of the project here: ( 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:<>.
4. Lifestyle, social media and alcohol consumption event – Brussels – 23 June 2016
Frankie Rogan and Isabelle Szmigin are holding an event in Brussels on 23rd June to discuss their research project Lifestyle, social media and alcohol consumption funded by the European Foundation for Alcohol Research. 

Pam Lock
DSN Comms Officer