Posted by: Alice Nelson | 31/01/2013

Wellcome Unit Seminar 4 February

Cannabis Indica (Gunjah).(c) Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Cannabis Indica (Gunjah).
(c) Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Hilary Term 2013 History of Medicine Seminar Series

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

This term’s seminars have been convened by Dr Sloan Mahone on the theme of ‘‘Local and Global Perspectives in the History of Medicine’.  Each week we will post a blog on the upcoming seminar with detail of the topic and speaker.

The seminars are on Mondays at 2.15pm
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

Week 4 – 4 February 2013
James Mills, University of Strathclyde
Globalising Ganja: The British Empire and the commodification of cannabis, c. 1860-1939

About the Speaker

James Mills is the Director of the University of Strathclyde section of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare Glasgow (CSHHH). His current research interests include the history of drugs and intoxicants, and South Asian Studies. He is currently the UK member of an international, cross-disciplinary team which consists of psychiatrists, philosophers and historians which is working on the archives of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore.

Selected Publications

  • Cannabis nation : control and consumption in Britain, 1928-2008 (OUP, 2012) Available in the Bodleian Library
  • Drugs and empires : essays in modern imperialism and intoxication, c.1500 to c.1930 edited by James Mills and Patricia Barton (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) Available in the Bodleian Libraries
  • Cannabis Britannica: a social and political history of cannabis and British government, 1800-1928 (OUP, 2003) Available in the Bodleian Libraries
  • Madness, Cannabis and Colonialism: the ‘native only’ lunatic asylums of British India, 1857 to 1900 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000) Available in the Wellcome Library at WEL RC451.I4 MIL 2000 and other Bodleian Libraries

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