Sport and Leisure History

Venue: Past and Present Room N202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

Time: Mondays 17:15

Convenors: Peter Catterall (University of Westminster), Geoffrey Levett (Birkbeck, University of London), Rafaelle Nicholson (Queen Mary), Dion Georgiou (Queen Mary, University of London), Huw Richards (London College of Communication)

The Sport and Leisure History Seminar is organised by the London Branch of the British Society of Sports History South of England Sport and Leisure History Network (BSSH South). If you would like to find out more about BSSH South, be added to the network mailing list, or enquire about giving a paper at the seminar, please email us at bsshlondon@gmail.com.

Autumn Term 2017
DateSeminar details
25 September
17:15
Learning to do ‘the Wave’: Being a Sports Spectator in the Late Twentieth-Century United States
Andrew Fearnley (University of Manchester)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

9 October
17:15
‘Entirely Normal Man – The World’s Greatest Living Freak’: Displays of ‘Half-Men, Half-Women’ at British Seaside Resorts in the Twentieth-Century
Emma Purce (University of Kent)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

23 October
17:15
The 1924 Pageant of Empire: Modernity, Spectacle and Re-imagining Space
Deborah Sugg-Ryan (University of Portsmouth)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

6 November
17:15
Yelling at the Television: How Viewer Feedback Helped to Shape Sport on ITV
Gareth Edwards (De Montfort University)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

20 November
17:15
Bringing Spectatorship Home: The Spectacle of Television Viewing in Postwar Britain
Emily Rees (University of Nottingham)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

4 December
17:15
Mapping Ireland: Irish Villages in the US in the 1890s
Shahmima Akhtar (University of Birmingham)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR