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, and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BSSHSouth.

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
12 January Suzanne Lenglen to Serena Williams: An Object-Focused Investigation into the Role of Fashion in Women's Tennis Dress

Suzanne Rowland (University of Brighton)


Patriotism, Pathos and Pride: Interwar Cinema-going in the Naval Port Town of Portsmouth

Dr Robert James (University of Portsmouth)

'Young Men with Beards and Young Women in Homespun Cloaks': London’s Early Art Cinemas and their Audiences
Dr Chris O’Rourke (University College London)

9 February Producing Public History: How the National Football Museum Created 'The Greater Game: The History of Football in World War One'

Dr Alex Jackson (National Football Museum)


Promoting Wellbeing through Leisure: The Case of the Turkish bath in Victorian Britain

Charlotte Jones (University College London)

A 'Murderer’s Paradise': Leisure and the Treatment of Criminal Lunatics in Late-Victorian Broadmoor
Dr Jade Shephard (Queen Mary University of London)

9 March 'I Saw My Name on the Board': Race, Gender and the Summer Olympics, 1932-1948

Dr Stanley Arnold (Northern Illinois University)

23 March 'A Fortune in a Thrill!': Early Amusement Parks in Britain, 1900-1939

Dr Josephine Kane (University of Westminster)