Academy for the study of tobacco and tobacco pipes
The Academy’s central object is to advance the education of the public in the economic and social history of tobacco and pipe smoking worldwide.
Our aims are:
- to promote better awareness of the pipe as a cultural, artistic and social phenomenon;
- to highlight its place in the history of peoples and civilizations;
- to collect, preserve and disseminate evidence relating to its history and
- to encourage research concerning the past, present or future of the subject.
What we do:
- publish an annual journal containing articles on all aspects of pipe studies
- publish regular newsletters
- hold conferences in different countries in order to promote pipe studies
L’Académie Internationale de la Pipe
The Academy came into being in 1984 on the initiative of a Frenchman, André-Paul Bastien with our inaugral meeting held in Paris in 1985. Initially based in Italy it moved to France in 1992. The Academy has always tried to promote knowledge and research about tobacco pipes and their use in every era, in all parts of the world and from every angle, whether cultural, artistic, scientific, sociological or ethnographic. In 2008 we moved our head office to Liverpool where it is housed within the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University, under new charitable articles of association (Registered Charity Number 1126166) and new Internal Rules.