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Call for Papers

International Workshop on Alcohol in the Atlantic World: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
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Call for Papers

International Workshop on Alcohol in the Atlantic World:
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

24-27 October, 2007
York University
Toronto, Ontario
Canada

Organizers: Josť C. Curto and David V. Trotman

This International Workshop on Alcohol in the Atlantic World: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives will be an assembly of established researchers and new scholars examining alcohol throughout the Atlantic World from a variety of historical and contemporary perspectives and disciplinary traditions. The major themes include, but are not limited to production, trade, and consumption. The geographic focus of the workshop is Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe within the context of the Atlantic world.

The Workshop will open with a Keynote on alcohol in the making of the Atlantic world. Six different panels will be devoted to the presentation of original papers, each followed by a discussant who will place the papers within broader contexts. Five (5) of the panels will focus geographically upon Europe, the Caribbean, North America, Latin America, and Africa, with discussions centered on their Atlantic interactions mediated through alcohol. Another panel will be devoted to Globalization in and beyond the Atlantic. A Plenary will close the Workshop with a discussion of what has been accomplished and provide an agenda for future directions of research. Papers will be circulated amongst participants prior to the workshop.

The conveners encourage graduate students and new researchers in the field of alcohol studies, broadly defined, to submit proposals. Paper proposals should include an abstract of no more than 300 words, along with a brief curriculum vitae. Verbal presentations can be made in any major language of the Atlantic world, but papers are to be submitted in English for the purpose of publication.

Deadline for receiving paper proposals is December 01, 2006.

Paper proposals can be sent to:

Josť C. Curto and David V. Trotman
C/O Secretariat
Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora
233 Founders College
York University
4700 Keele St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3J 1P3

OR VIA EMAIL (preferred) to: <alcohol@yorku.ca>