Fifth Contemporary Drug Problems conference – call for abstracts

Abstract submissions are now being sought for the fifth biennial Contemporary Drug Problems (CDP) conference, Rethinking ‘change’: New theories, new topics, new questions, new methods, to be held in Prato, Italy from 4-6 September 2019.

Hosted by Contemporary Drug Problems, the Law Faculty, Monash University, the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Aarhus University (Denmark), the Centre for Population Health, Burnet Institute, and the Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA), this conference will bring together leading international researchers in drug use and addiction studies from a range of research disciplines and methods – both qualitative and quantitative.

Building on CDP’s previous conferences, which have opened up questions of how drugs are problematized; how the complexity of drug use can be attended to; how drug use might be understood as event, assemblage or phenomenon; and how drugs and their effects are constituted in various forms of practice, the 2019 conference seeks submissions for presentations that re-imagine the notion and focus of ‘change’.

For further information, please visit the conference webpage, download the conference flyer, or email The deadline for online abstract submission is 1 March 2019.

Posted on: 3 Dec 2018

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