Alcohol flows across cultures - Closing Comments by Jonathan Reinarz and Franca Beccaria

“Alcohol flows across cultures: Drinking cultures in transnational and comparative perspective”

International Research Symposium, St Anne’s College, Oxford, 29–30 June 2016

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"Closing Comments and Discussion:

Jonathan Reinarz’s and Franca Beccaria’s comments on key themes of the conference"

Professor Jonathan Reinarz

Institute of Applied Health Research,
College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham


Jonathan is the Director of The History of Medicine Unit. He is Professor of the History of Medicine and has published extensively on the history of hospitals and medical education, including a history of the Birmingham teaching hospitals (Boydell, 2009) and, with Graham Mooney (Johns Hopkins) a history of hospital and asylum visiting (2009). He has recently completed a history of smell (University of Illinois Press, 2014), and an edited collection on medical scandals (with Rebecca Wynter), entitled Complaints, Controversies and Grievances in Medicine (Routledge, 2015). He has also edited volumes on the history of workhouses (Rochester University Press, 2013), hospitals and communities (Peter Lang, 2013) and the medical history of skin (Pickering & Chatto, 2013). Jonathan is writing a history of medical education in provincial England and editing a volume in the Bloomsbury ‘Cultural History of Medicine’ series. His numerous book reviews have appeared in Social History of MedicineMedical HistoryIsisAmerican Historical ReviewSocial and Cultural HistoryWomen’s History ReviewHistoryTwentieth Century British HistoryFrench HistoryJournal of British StudiesLondon JournalCentaurusSenses and SocietyMuseum & Society, Midland History, Journal for the Society of Army Historical ResearchCanadian Journal of History and Social History of Alcohol Review. Since 2001, he has presented academic papers at more than 100 seminars and conferences nationally and internationally. Most of these have subsequently been developed into publications.

Dr Franca Beccaria

Eclectica, Institute for Training and Research, Torino, Italy

For more information please see her talk at the Symposium on: “The new drinking culture in Italian wine production area: when competence becomes a protective factor” 



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