History seminars at the IHR

Sport and Leisure History

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

Venue: Olga Crisp Room 102, 1st floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

Time: Monday, 5:15pm

The Sport and Leisure History Seminar is organised by the London Branch of the BSSH South Network. The seminars take place in Room 104 of the Institute of Historical Research (Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) at 5:15 PM on Mondays fortnightly.
If you would like to find out more about the network, please get in touch at bsshsouth@gmail.com. If you would like to enquire about giving a paper at the seminar, please contact us at bsshlondon@gmail.com You can also join our network mailing list here: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=SPORT-AND-LEISURE-HISTORY&A=1

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
6 October Bang! A Streak of Flame Came from the Shadows: The Process of Americanisation in Interwar Popular English Fiction

Dr Michael John Law (University of Westminster)


20 October Early British Television: The Allure and Threat of America

Dr Kelly Boyd (Institute of Historical Research)


3 November POST-WAR BRITISH COMEDY AND CULTURAL CHANGE

The Fall of the Empires: The Decline of Music Hall and Variety Comedy, 1945–1960
Leo Bird (University of Sheffield)

Childishness and the 1960s Satire Boom
Dr Morgan Daniels (Arcadia University)


17 November FOOTBALL FANDOM AND IDENTITIES IN 21ST CENTURY SOUTHERN EUROPE

The History of Italy's Ultras
Dr Mark Doidge (University of Brighton)

Cypriot Football Fans [Title TBC]
Nicola Burton (De Montfort University)


1 December Christmas and the British State since 1914

Dr Martin Johnes (University of Swansea)


15 December Using Prosopography to Explore Nineteenth-Century Pedestrianism: The Manchester 'Milers'

Samantha-Jayne Oldfield (Manchester Metropolitan University)