Intoxicants and Empire c.1600-1800: Space and Material Culture

Seminar Room A, Research Department, V&A Friday 21 April-Saturday 22 April 2017 Intoxicants were an omnipresent feature of European imperial and commercial expansion during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This is as true for ‘old world’ commodities like beers, wines, and fortified liquors as it was for ‘new’ comestibles like tobacco, caffeine, cocoas, and opiates. […]