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‘DRUGS, TRADE AND EMPIRE, 1650-1950 How the British pharmaceutical industry...

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The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

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Non-Member’s Fee £50.00

FacHP & BSHP Members’ Fee £40.00

Students fee £30.00

As the British Empire grew, it offered markets for the British pharmaceutical industry to explore and exploit. Medicines were developed, promoted and traded to capitalise on relationships with British colonies. Many were based on raw drugs that had themselves been imported from the colonies. There was also movement of knowledge, people and practices across the world. But what patterns did this movement take? How did relationships between Britain and its colonies play out pharmaceutically? And what was their legacy? These and other issues will be explored in this one day symposium.

Programme

9:00 Registration open/tea and coffee

Chair Ms Briony Hudson

9:45 Welcome and Introduction from the Master Apothecary

9:55 Prof Stuart Anderson Pharmacy and Empire: People, Practice and Pharmacopoeias

10:35 Prof Mark Harrison The Medication of India: Quinine and the Commodification of Health

11:25 Coffee and chance to see posters/displays

11:45 Prof Tilli Tansey Selling drugs around the world: Burroughs Wellcome & Co before 1914

12:25 Dr Anna Greenwood Boots and the networks of Empire

13:00 Lunch (not provided)

14:00 Sources from the Hall Archive:

  • Mr Nicholas Wood – Trade in the Dawn of Empire
  • Dr Anna Simmons - From Purgatives and Powders to Fulminate and Factories: The Society of Apothecaries and Drug Supply to India
  • Viewing of selected items from the Apothecaries’ Archive Collection

15:00 Tea and chance to see posters/displays

15:30 Dr Kristin D. Hussey 'He came home to die': Tropical returners and British patent medicines, 1870-1914

15:50 Dr Hilary Ingram Boots in New Zealand: Challenges to overseas expansion, 1935-1938

16:15 Panel discussion/conclusions

16:30 Networking with drinks

18:00 Depart

Call for posters

As part of this event, there will be an opportunity for participants to showcase their work and ideas in the form of a poster. Posters must relate to the main theme of the day, although considerations of empires and trading relationships beyond the British colonies would be very welcome.

Accepted posters can be submitted in two formats:

- brought on the day as hard copies for display

- emailed in advance for display on screens during the breaks and lunchtime.

Presenters will be asked stand near their poster to discuss with participants for at least half of the lunchtime period.

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, outlining the nature and purpose of poster presentations. Abstracts should include the title of the poster, the names of presenting and other authors, and their professional role and affiliation.

Deadline for abstract submissions is Friday 31 August 2018.

Abstracts should be sent to facultyhp@apothecaries.org with the subject line “Empire symposium poster abstract” and the abstract as a Microsoft Word document attachment.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee, and those accepted will be notified by email by Friday 28 September 2018.

Please note: Presenters must be registered to attend within a week of acceptance or their work will not be displayed.


Venue: Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ

Non-Member’s Fee £50.00

FacHP & BSHP Members’ Fee £40.00

Students fee £30.00

Booking and Payment Options:

Please contact: Maria Ferran, Faculty Manager by 5th November 2018

Email: facultyhp@apothecaries.org or Telephone: 020 7236 1189

Electronic transfer: The Society of Apothecaries

Sort Code: 18-00-02 Account number: 05959640

Reference: PHARM/Surname

No refunds for cancellations within 7 days prior to the symposium

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