Sport and Leisure History

Venue: Past and Present Room N202, 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.

Autumn Term 2018
DateSeminar details
1 October
17:15
Round Table: The Untold Histories of South African Cricket
Raf Nicholson (Bournemouth University), Richard Parry (Independent Researcher)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

15 October
17:15
Sarah Mayer, An Englishwoman in Japan: Judo as Propaganda in the 1930s'
Amanda Callan-Spenn (University of Wolverhampton)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

29 October
17:15
American tourists in Britain in the 1950s: Archetypes, Prejudices and Realities
John Law (University of Westminster)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

12 November
17:15
The Silverstone Experience and British Motor Sport Heritage
Jean Williams (University of Wolverhampton)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

26 November
17:15
'A festival of self-punishment’: Englishness, British cycling and the Tour de France, 1918-39
Neil Carter (De Montfort University)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

10 December
17:15
“A Game Was More Than A Game” –Sport, Integration and Interwar British Jewry
Dave Dee (De Montfort University)
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

Spring Term 2019
DateSeminar details
14 January
17:30
Sport and Leisure History: Boxing in 1930s Germany
Jon Hughes
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

28 January
17:30
Sport and Leisure History: Sport and Intellectual Disability
Jeremy Lonsdale
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

11 February
17:30
Sport and Leisure History: Women’s Football
Gary James
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

25 February
17:30
Sport and Leisure History: Sporting Statues
Chris Stride
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

11 March
17:30
Sport and Leisure History: Polo
Luise Elsaesser
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

Summer Term 2019
DateSeminar details
15 April
17:30
Sport and Leisure History: Corinthians and Shamateurism
Dil Porter
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

29 April
17:30
Sport and Leisure History: Women’s Rugby Union
Jeremy Lonsdale
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

10 June
17:30
Sport and Leisure History: Rowing
Jeremy Lonsdale
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR

24 June
17:30
Sport and Leisure History: Yorkshire cricket
Jeremy Lonsdale
IHR Past and Present Room, N202, Second Floor, IHR