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Call for Papers: 

International History Conference: Sport and Education in Ireland and Britain

Date: Friday 27th September 2019

This conference will be held at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), set in Belfast’sTitanic Quarter. It seeks to provide a discussion forum for an historical and contemporary analysis of sport, education and society in an international context. It will examine sport’s historical and contemporary role and place within education with a view towards the development of a research network and the publication of a special edited collection on the subject. We welcome papers (20 minutes in length) on the following themes:


  • The history of sport and education

  • Sporting bodies and educational institutions

  • Tradition and prestige in sport and education

  • Nationalism, sport and education

  • Religion and sport in education

  • Politics

  • Class issues within sport and education

  • Educational policy and sport

  • Competitive and non-competitive sport within education

  • Centres of sporting achievement

  • Gender bias

  • Race

  • Conflict within sport and education


Abstracts (of no more than 250 words) should be sent via email to conference organiser, Dr Conor Curran ( before 5pm on 1st July 2019. The final conference programme will be announced early in August 2019.

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