Sunday, May 07, 2006

Addiction in the Early Modern World

Concepts of Addiction in the Early Modern World
May 13, 2006, USC-Huntington Library, California

10-11am Rebecca Lemon, Department of English, USC
“Addict Identity in Early Modern England.”

11-12pm Tanya Pollard, Department of English, Montclair State University
“Surrendering the self: Imagining narcotic oblivion in Early Modern England.”

1:30-2:30pm Rudi Matthee, Department of History, University of Delaware
“Between Excess and Abstinence: Alcohol in Early Modern Iran.”

2:30-4pm David T. Courtwright, Department of History, University of North Florida
“Global Habit: Changing Patterns of Drug Use and Conceptions of Addiction in Modern World History.”

LOCATION: Overseers' Room, Huntington Library, 10:00-5:00
This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you pre-register by sending a message to with your name and academic affiliation. Lunch will be provided for those who pre-register.


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