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 Dilwyn Porter (De Montfort University), Dr Huw Richards (London College of Communication)

Venue: Holden Room 103, 1st floor, Senate House unless otherwise stated

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 at 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, join our mailing list, or enquire about giving a paper at the seminar, please contact us at bsshlondon@gmail.com.

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Summer Term 2014
DateSeminar details
19 May Sport, Race and Commodification: The Case of Professional Football in Apartheid South Africa

Dr Chris Bolsmann (Aston University)


2 June The British Toy Soldier, 1945-1972: A Cultural History

Piotr Czosnyka (Anglia Ruskin University)

Venue: Athlone Room 102, 1st floor, Senate House


16 June We Did the Lancers, and the Six Reel, and All Old-Fashioned Things like That: Young People, Social Dancing and the Countryside

Dr Rebecca Andrew (Manchester Metropolitan University)



30 June Capital Sport: Charting the Heritage of London at Play: a Progress Report on Played in Britain's Largest Ever Urban Study

Simon Inglis (Played in Britain series editor)