Intoxicated by Empire

13.30 – 14.20

Saturday 4th April

From the introduction of tobacco in the 1570s to the popularity of coffee and tea in the late seventeenth century, the ‘pleasurable’ and ‘polite’ consumption of intoxicants in Europe was only made possible by their production and trafficking within the exploitative global systems of colonialism and Atlantic slavery. In this interactive session, the Intoxicating Spaces research project explores the role that mass consumption of intoxicants in Europe played in the history of empire.

This is an individually ticketed Eliot Room event.