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A History of Drugs in Warfare – Lukasz Kamienski on Shooting Up

Join us for a conversation with Lukasz Kamienski on the history of drugs in warfare, from Antiquity to present day.

Shooting Up is an original and comprehensive history of the relationship between fighting men and intoxicants, from Antiquity through to the present day. Lukasz Kamienski explores why and how drugs have been issued to soldiers to increase their battlefield performance, boost their courage and alleviate stress and fear — as well as for medical purposes. He also delves into the history of psychoactive substances that combatants ‘self-prescribe’, most notoriously taken by GIs in the Vietnam War, but also as far back as the Vikings.


Assistant Professor Lukasz Kamienski | talks | www


Date and Time:

15 June 2016 at 6:30 pm


2 hours



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