Episode 6 of Pointscast Now Available!

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society On the latest episode of Pointscast, the first, best, and only podcast of the Points blog, hosts Alex Tepperman and Kyle Bridge offer their thoughts on the ways domestic and international drug use are portrayed in American media. But first, for months listeners have beenContinue reading “Episode 6 of Pointscast Now Available!”

“Cold War Freud” and “Freud: An Intellectual Biography” reviewed by Lisa Appignanesi (The Guardian)

Originally posted on h-madness:
H-Madness readers might be interested in the following article by Lisa Appignanesi. The piece, which was published today in The Guardian, is a review of Dagmar Herzog’s Cold War Freud (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Joel Whitebook’s Freud: An Intellectual Biography (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Cold War Freud and Freud: An…

Back to the Future: Addiction and the Scientific Method

A few changes to the original. Erika Dyck. Not Erica. And the poster winner was Dr Ved Baruah of Strathclyde University. Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society Editor’s Note: Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s post on a recent joint conference between the Alcohol and Drugs History Society (ADHS) and the Society forContinue reading “Back to the Future: Addiction and the Scientific Method”

What Historians Wish people Knew About Drugs, Part II: Isaac Campos

Here is a great piece by Dr Campis on drugs. Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society Editor’s Note: At the 2017 American Historical Association in Denver, several historians with relevant research interests participated in a roundtable discussion, “What Historians Wish People Knew about Licit and Illicit Drugs.” Keeping with the spiritContinue reading “What Historians Wish people Knew About Drugs, Part II: Isaac Campos”

University of Strathclyde

I just started a new job as a Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, based in Glasgow. I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. It was a big, big move – from Saskatchewan to Strathclyde – and, to be honest, I’m still making the adjustment. ( Chips v. FriesContinue reading “University of Strathclyde”

Are you an Anti-Vaxxer?

Why do we question vaccines? And who are the thought leaders involved? Are they respectable, or are they hacks? And, more importantly, what can we glean from past debates about vaccines? In Elena Conis’s new book, we get a sense of this – and so much more. In the newest edition of Social History ofContinue reading “Are you an Anti-Vaxxer?”

Tories, Turmoil, and Marijuana Legalization

THE CBC reported yesterday that there is tremendous turmoil within the Conservative Party over the legalization of marijuana. Without Stephen Harper, the issue has created controversy. The story below is by Stephen Dyer. * As candidates for the Conservative Party’s leadership race continue to line up, an issue has emerged that many thought the Tories hadContinue reading “Tories, Turmoil, and Marijuana Legalization”

Weed vs Alcohol

The city of Prince Albert, in northern Saskatchewan, has just released a report that tackles the staggeringly high rate of alcohol use/abuse among P.A’s residents. One of the recommendations to combat the alcohol is the legalization of marijuana. In a StarPhoenix report, Charles Hamilton discusses pot and alcohol policy in both big and small communities. ItContinue reading “Weed vs Alcohol”