Summer report from Professor Hope Childers:
In summer 2017, I traveled to Utrecht, The Netherlands, to present a paper at the conference of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society. This year's conference theme was "Drinking and Drug Policies in History: Contextualizing Causes and Consequences." In my own paper, "Drugs on Display: Framing knowledge through exhibitions," I examined the use of museum and exhibition spaces by the Pharmaceutical Society in the early years after its founding in 1849, in London.
The biennial ADHS conference is always a great event! It is the best place to hear really interesting papers on historical and contemporary topics that are often tricky to discuss: drugs in human history.