We're delighted to announce details of the next series of our IHR seminars. These online events take place every other Monday throughout February and March - we look forward to seeing you there!

Speakers and topics

  • 7th February – Alexander Jackson (National Football Museum), “He has kept the game going:” The professional footballer on the English Home Front in the First World War
  • 21st February – Barbara Horley (De Montfort University), “I have had two thrills today. One racing at Newmarket this afternoon. The other here at speedway. And this is by far the greater”. Why did speedway become so phenomenally popular in the late 1930s and 40s?
  • 7th March – Dil Porter, B.S. Johnson: 1960s match-reporter and football man
  • 21st March – Jon Hughes, 'We met the most serious opposition in the Ministry of Propaganda': Borders, Limits, and Summits in the German-British mountain film Der Berg ruft / The Challenge (1938)

For enquiries or to submit a paper for a future series, please contact the BSSH Secretary.