Sport and Leisure History

Venue: For Spring and Summer 2019: John S Cohen Room N203, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

Time: Mondays 17:30

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.

Spring Term 2019
DateSeminar details
14 January
17:30
‘The biggest boxing match ever seen in Europe’: Max Schmeling versus Walter Neusel and the Geopolitics of Professional Boxing in the 1930s
Jon Hughes (Royal Holloway, University of London)
IHR John S Cohen Room, N203, Second Floor, IHR

28 January
17:30
The difficult birth of Special Olympics GB
Jeremy Lonsdale (De Montfort University)
IHR John S Cohen Room, N203, Second Floor, IHR

11 February
17:30
Researching the history of women’s football: Manchester City, 1988-2018
Gary James
IHR John S Cohen Room, N203, Second Floor, IHR

25 February
17:30
Sport and Leisure History: Sporting Statues
Chris Stride (Sheffield)
IHR John S Cohen Room, N203, Second Floor, IHR

11 March
17:30
‘Dashing About with the Greatest Gallantry’: Polo in India and the British Metropole, 1862-1914
Luise Elsaesser (European University Institute, Florence)
IHR John S Cohen Room, N203, Second Floor, IHR

Summer Term 2019
DateSeminar details
15 April
17:30
‘More than an inconsequential weekly kick-around’: but what did it mean? Some reflections on recreational football in twentieth century England
Dilwyn Porter (De Montfort University)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

29 April
17:30
Women’s Rugby Union
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

10 June
17:30
Rowing
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

24 June
17:30
'A Game Taken Seriously: Building the Foundations of Yorkshire's cricketing power 1822-1893'
Jeremy Lonsdale
IHR Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor, IHR