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British Library School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison via Zoom
To mark the launch of 'Cannabis: Global Histories' by MIT Press in the Autumn of 2021, this event gathers in both the UK and the US the editors and authors together with discussants from across the field to reflect on the concepts behind the collection. Since the publication of 'Cocaine: Global Histories', edited by Paul Gootenberg and published in 1999, there have been two decades of fresh research into the histories of psychoactive substances, and multiple new directions taken by those thinking about globalisation and its pasts. With the forthcoming publication in the Historical Journal of a special edition devoted to the theme 'Intoxicants and Early Modern European Globalization', there seems to be no better time to consider what happens when concepts of the 'global', 'intoxication' and the 'psychoactive' are brought together.