Witness Seminar: HIV/AIDS Prison Policy in England and Wales, 1980s-1990s

Editor’s Note: Recently Drs. Janet Weston and (current ADHS president) Virginia Berridge hosted a witness seminar, a method of oral history collection through group recollections, on the development of prison policy regarding HIV/AIDS since the early 1980s at LSHTM’S Centre for History in Public Health. Below is a more thorough description of the event thatContinue reading “Witness Seminar: HIV/AIDS Prison Policy in England and Wales, 1980s-1990s”

Shroomer Publications

Editor’s Note: This cross-posting is part of a series featuring items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo collection recently acquired by Harvard University’s Houghton Library. Thanks to Alison Harris, Santo Domingo Project Manager, Gretchen Wade, and Judith Warnement of Harvard’s Botany Libraries for contributing the original post at Houghton’s Modern Books and Manuscripts blog. WhatContinue reading “Shroomer Publications”

Drugs and the Military

Editor’s note: As a law professor, Buford Terrell specialized in controlled substances law. He now hosts a public interest television program in Houston called Drugs, Crime, and Politics, produced by the Drug Policy Forum of Texas, and publishes a blog called Marijuana Musings and Drug Law Diversions. We cross-post this recent entry of his becauseContinue reading “Drugs and the Military”

The Tobacco Census v. “Ffrauds and Mischiefs”

Editor’s Note: Featured is another installment in our occasional series of fascinating cross-postings from the blogs published by various libraries and archives. Today’s post comes from Out of the Box: Notes from the Archives @ The Library of Virginia, and was authored by Sarah Nerney, senior local records archivist.  Virginia’s agricultural production, as well as itsContinue reading “The Tobacco Census v. “Ffrauds and Mischiefs””

The Book of Smoke

Editor’s Note: This cross-posting is part of a series featuring items from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo collection recently acquired by Harvard University’s Houghton Library. Thanks to rare book cataloger Ryan Wheeler for producing the original post at Houghton’s Modern Books and Manuscripts blog. The opium dens prevalent in France and the United States duringContinue reading “The Book of Smoke”

Lawless!

A new post at “Out of the Box,” the Library of Virginia’s blog, has caught Points’ attention once again.  It tells of a new film chronicling the exploits of the bootlegging Bondurant brothers of Frankline County, Virginia and, as well, provides links to archived documents relating to the seizure of automobiles used in the illicit liquor trade.  Points warmlyContinue reading “Lawless!”

Pick Up Some Beer for a Long Weekend: The American History Guys on Alcohol

Points readers may have noticed that since the hot weather began, we are no longer observing our usual OCD practice of “new content daily,” but instead enjoying a rather “slack-ademic” posting schedule.  This will certainly be the case for the next few days as we gear up to celebrate Independence Day– as Floridians your editorialContinue reading “Pick Up Some Beer for a Long Weekend: The American History Guys on Alcohol”

Nora Volkow Explains (Not Really) Why People Don’t Become Addicted

Editor’s note: Points is happy today to republish our friend Stanton Peele’s recent commentary on the new Cambridge study of sibling pairs and addiction.  Not many of us here at Points are real hardcore quants, but even we were scratching our heads at these findings.  In brief: researchers looked at sibling pairs in which oneContinue reading “Nora Volkow Explains (Not Really) Why People Don’t Become Addicted”

Freaky Friday: Cross-Posting Gary Laderman on “LSD”

Editor’s Note: Today marks the third in a series of cross-postings from the Social Science Research Council’s Frequencies project– earlier posts from that “genealogy of spirituality” examined the AA Big Book and Marijuana.  Here, in a piece that’s sure to get that Freaky Friday groove on, Emory University Professor of Religion Gary Laderman explores LSD’sContinue reading “Freaky Friday: Cross-Posting Gary Laderman on “LSD””

Cross-Posting: Luís León and the “Cannabis Club”

Editor’s Note: This is the second cross-posting that Points is proud to feature from the Freq.uenci.es project, a “collaborative genealogy of spirituality” sponsored by the Social Science Research Council’s Working Group on Spirituality, Political Engagement, and Public Life.  (Our first cross-posting, on Bill W. and the Big Book, appeared earlier this fall).  Today’s offering is byContinue reading “Cross-Posting: Luís León and the “Cannabis Club””

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