Calling all creative-types, artists, academics, 19thC researchers and Sherlock Holmes fans!
The organizers of the ‘Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century’ conference (Edge Hill University, September 13th-14th 2018) are inviting submissions of creative works which explore any aspect of nineteenth-century substance use and abuse in one image:
- Photography, painting, digital art, mixed media, posters?
- Still lives of drug paraphernalia?
- Microscopic images of chemical compounds
- Mapping nineteenth-century drug use?
- A sculpture featuring Sherlock Holmes’s 243 types of tobacco ash?!
The ‘Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century’ conference will bring together international, interdisciplinary researchers from Medical Humanities, the History of Medicine, and Romantic/Victorian literature to examine the changing roles of substances for therapy, medication, and recreation in the nineteenth century.
This competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers, and members of the public.
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the conference, 13th – 14thSeptember 2018 at Edge Hill University.
First prize: £100.
Head Judge: Stephen Whittle. Principle Manager, The Atkinson Southport.
Deadline for entries: 17th August 2018.