We are delighted to announce the new Sport and Leisure History Seminar programme for the 2021 autumn term. Four seminars will take place between October and December. You can find a list of speakers on the IHR website here, where you can also register for individual sessions in order to receive a Zoom link (this will arrive on the day of the seminar).

Seminars take place at 6:00pm, with one hour for speakers to deliver their paper and answer questions from the audience.

If you haven't already checked them out, we do publish the seminars as podcasts - so if you are unable to attend, or wish to revisit the topics at any time, you can listen any time on Soundcloud. Click here or search for ‘BSSH London’ to see all available episodes.


The seminars are as follows:

25th October - Dr Iain Adams (Independent scholar), ''Take the Cleats': Tug of War and American ’fin de siècle’ exceptionalism'

8th November - Dr Malcolm Maclean (University of Gloucester), 'Settler sport/Indigenous worlds: epistemicide, coloniality, and Rugby Union in Aotearoa/New Zealand

22nd November - Lauren Beatty (Glasgow Caledonian University),  'Using Oral History to uncover women’s hidden experiences of playing golf in Scotland c.1945-1995

6th December - Heather Dichter (DMU), 'The Berlin Wall & the End of Free Travel in International Sport