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BRITISH SOCIETY OF SPORTS HISTORY SCOTTISH NETWORK 2ND ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Highland Archive Centre, Inverness

Draft Programme

12:00 REGISTRATION

12:20 WELCOME
Matthew L. McDowell, University of Edinburgh

12:30 TOUR OF THE HIGHLAND ARCHIVE CENTRE COLLECTIONS
Alison Mason, High Life Highland

13:10 NEW PROJECTS IN SCOTTISH SPORTS HISTORY

  • Hugh Dan MacLennan, Independent Researcher - The National Shinty Archive
  • Wade Cormack, University of the Highlands and Islands - Playing by the Rules: Early-Modern Burgh Sports in the far North East of Scotland
  • Magda Warth-Szczyglowska, University of Glasgow - ‘Gamsters at the Gowf’: The category of ‘golf’ in a new Historical Thesaurus of Scotland

 

14:30 BREAK

1440 EMPIRE AND UNIONISMS

  • Simon Glassock, Independent Researcher - Scotland, Empire and rugby: The significance of the Waratahs tour of 1927
  • Sean Huddleston, University of the West of Scotland - The Last Hurrah? Rangers and the Decline of British Unionism since the 1940s

 

1540 BREAK

1610 HIGHLAND SPORT AND LAND

  • Barry Wright, University of the Highland and Islands - ‘during the week of the Northern Meeting, the Race course at Duneancroy will be open for HACK, PONY and CART HORSE RACE, at which very considerable merriment is expected’. A consideration of Horse Racing in the eastern Highlands, circa 1660 to 1915
  • Gordon Cameron, Applecross Heritage Centre  - Bealach na Bà: a Highland Challenge
  • Michael James, University of the Highlands and Islands - ‘To Retire was Ignominious’: Class Participation and Masculine Identity in Skye Mountaineering, 1860-1901.

 

1730 BREAK

1740 INDIVIDUAL PURSUITS: UNCONVENTIONAL SPORTSMEN

  • Victoria Connor, The Carnegie Club - Andrew Carnegie’s ‘Heaven on Earth’: Sport and Leisure on the Skibo Estate, 1898-1919
  • Archie Jenkins, De Montfort University - Robert Gibson, long forgotten North Northumberland professional football player and sprinter

 

1840 FUTURE BUSINESS

1900 END OF CONFERENCE

The registration fee for the event costs £10, and we suggest a further £5 donation to the Highland Archive Centre. Registration is due by Wednesday, 1 October. Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided for, but meals will not. Download further details and registration form here.

 

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