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

Time: Monday, 5:15pm

The Sport and Leisure History Seminar is part of the BSSH South Sport and Leisure History Network. The seminars take place in the Professor Olga Crisp Room 102 of the Institute of Historical Research (Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) at 5:15 PM on Mondays fortnightly (except where otherwise stated).

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

Summer Term 2015
DateSeminar details
27 April More than a Game: Irish Nationalism and the Gaelic Athletic Association in Great Britain, 1912-22

Dr Darragh Gannon (University College Dublin)


11 May SOVIET SPORT AT THE FALL OF COMMUNISM


Recession and Cutting State Subsidies, Limited 'Market Reforms' in Sport and Leisure - and Public Critique: Russia and the Five 'Stans', 1986-1991

Dr Sevket Akyildiz (School of Oriental and African Studies)


Selling the People's Game: Football's Transition from Communism to Capitalism in the Soviet Union and its Successor States
Manuel Veth (Kings College London)

Please note: this seminar takes place at the slightly later time of 6:00 PM.


8 June LOCAL STUDIES IN LEISURE, RELIGION AND ASSOCIATIONAL CULTURE


Quiet Men's Cathedrals: The Emergence of Church Cricket Clubs in an Area of West Yorkshire, 1860–1920
Dr Dennis O’Keefe (University of Huddersfield)

A Break from the Regular Programme? Re-assessing the Lived Experience of a Boys’ Brigade Camp, c.1886–1935
Chris Spackman (University of Portsmouth)


22 June BRITISH MUSIC, COUNTERCULTURE AND SUBCULTURE


‘Easy to be Hard’? The Contradictory Responses of the English ‘Counterculture’ to the ‘Rock Operas’ Hair (1967) and Tommy (1969)
Dr Jack McGowan (Queen Mary University of London) 


‘While the World Was Dying, Did You Wonder why?’: Punk, Politics and British (Fan)zines, 1976–84

Professor Matthew Worley (University of Reading)


30 June 'Where Were You when We Were Getting High?': Britpop Nostalgia and Technological, Social, Cultural and Generational Change in 21st Century Britain

Dion Georgiou (Queen Mary University of London)


This is a joint seminar with the Life-Cycles Seminar and takes place on a Tuesday at 5:15PM in the John S. Cohen Room 203, IHR, North block, Senate House