Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University.
Thursday 11th-Friday 12th April 2019.
Call for Papers
This two-day event seeks to draw together researchers interested in exploring the intersection of drink, space and place within contemporary culture, media, society and history. Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited on any aspect of the theme from c.1970 to the present. The following is a list of indicative topics, but is by no means prescriptive or exhaustive:
– Drink and nation, globalisation, Brexit
– Changing character of space and place within Daytime/night-time economies
– Coastal spaces as sites of abstinence/excess
– Drink and marginalised communities
– Pubs, bars and changing spaces of leisure (inc. gentrification, urban redevelopment, growth of microbreweries/micropubs, the ‘local’)
– Regionalism, drinking ‘scenes’/localised drinking cultures, brew-tours
– Nature, rurality, and the idea of naturalness, health or wellbeing in relation to drinking
– Drinking in transient spaces, heterotopias or as part of travel
– Place in relation to production (e.g. terroir) and/or consumption
– Public vs private drinking
– Policing space and alcohol consumption
– Digital space and drinking (social media e.g. Untappd, Twitter, Facebook)
Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted to David Alder, Sam Goodman, and Iain MacRury at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9th January 2019.