Rocking the Boat: Women in Rowing
Saturday 21 November 10am - 4pm
Discover the hidden history of women’s rowing in this year’s Rowing History Forum. The general theme of the forum is Women Come of Age in Rowing in the year when Oxford and Cambridge’s Women’s Boat Race took to the Tideway alongside the men, and rowing faces the challenge of the International Olympic
Committee’s aim of gender equality by 2020.
Miriam Batten, chair of Henley Women’s Regatta and Olympic medal winning rower, will compere the event. £30 including lunch
River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames RG9 1BF
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th February 2016
Organised by SpLeisH in conjunction with the Department of Exercise and Sports Science, MMU Cheshire, and the BSSH North West
Venue: MMU Cheshire Faculty, Crewe, CW1 5DU
First Call for Papers
Following the outstanding success of the first such event earlier this year, MMU’s International Sports and Leisure History research team (SpLeisH), MMU’s Department of Exercise and Sports Science (ESS) and the British Society of Sports History North-West Region (BSSH-NW) invite submission of papers for a second international gathering of history scholars on the MMU Cheshire campus in February 2016.
As before, the organisers are keen to include as wide a range of papers on any aspect of sport and leisure history as possible and they encourage both independent and institutionally-affiliated researchers, including postgraduate students, to present their work.
A number of our European collaborators will be attending and we would like to see as many overseas contributors as possible. Rob Lake from Douglas College in Canada will be presenting a public lecture on tennis history before the dinner planned for Friday evening and other invited speakers include Professor Jean Williams who will present on the 'Globalisation of Motor Sport'.
The colloquium will enable researchers to present their work in one of three formats:
The closing date for this first call is Friday 6th November. Notification of acceptance will be emailed out by Monday 9th November.Please note: Given the widespread interest already expressed in this colloquium and the intention of the organisers not to run parallel sessions, a format that has proved extremely popular with delegates at our previous events, it is anticipated that the number of submissions is likely to exceed the places available. It is proposed to run a further one-day event in June 2016 to accommodate papers that are not accepted on this occasion.
There will be regular updates, as and when content is available, on the SpLeisH website including details of the programme, links to online registration and information about local accommodation. Updates will also be posted through our Twitter - @SpLeisH
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Robert Burns Cinema, Dumfries
Matt McDowell, University of Edinburgh
1030 ON THE BORDER
Hugh Hornby, Played in Britain
How the Scottish Rules became the English Rules: the importance of cross Border links in the evolution of the sport of bowls
Richard McBrearty, Scottish Football Museum
‘Football’ in the south of Scotland in the mid-nineteenth century
Lindsay Scotland, Independent Researcher
The Historical Curling Places Project
1215 PLENARY ADDRESS
Chair: Matt McDowell, University of Edinburgh
Tony Collins, De Montfort University
Rugby in the Borders and at the Borders
1345 BEYOND THE BORDER
Nicola Burton, De Montfort University
One Gaffer; Two Countries – Jock Wallace in Glasgow and Leicester
Derek Martin, Manchester Metropolitan University
Pedestrianism: the six-day races in Scotland 1879-1882
1445 FUTURE BUSINESS
1500 END OF CONFERENCE
Symposium registration fee (inclusive of tea/coffee, NOT meals): £15
Download a registration form.
Winter 2015 Workshop
Sport, Leisure and Visual Culture
Venue: University of Chichester
Date: Saturday, 5th December 2015
Call for Papers
The purpose of this research meeting is to pull together recent thinking from visual studies and leisure history to better understand relationships between the two fields. Papers are invited to discuss some or all of the following:
We are seeking proposals for papers on a range of different leisure forms (including sport, cinema, popular music, theatre, tourism, shopping, etc.) and time periods. Papers with a focus on the South of England are particularly welcome, but we are also happy to consider proposals for papers on leisure and visual culture elsewhere in Britain, in other countries, and indeed, globally.
It is hoped that specialists from leisure history and cultural and visual history will begin new and productive dialogues on the theme of the event. Questions to potentially be discussed will include: how visual images of leisure impact on cultural understanding and stereotypes and participant behaviours, as well as being a major source in the creation of fan culture. In addition, more theoretical contributions that open up appreciation of the idea of the visual ‘in and for’ leisure will be welcome. Likewise, works on cross-media depictions of leisure are also encouraged, for example, how has cinema adapted/updated famous writings on leisure.
This workshop is organised by the British Society of Sports History's South of England Sport and Leisure History Network (BSSH South), which aims to bring together individuals in Greater London, the South East and the East of England interested in the history of leisure in all of its forms.
Where appropriate, the University of Chichester will offer small travel bursaries for British-based MPhil/PhD students to the sum of £90 and to one non-British based MPhil/PhD student to the sum of £150.
CALL FOR PAPERS
WE ARE PLEASED TO INVITE YOU TO THE 11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF SPORTS HISTORY IRELAND, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE PICTURESQUE SURROUNDINGS OF MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY, COUNTY KILDARE ON 12 SEPTEMBER 2015.
Papers are invited for the conference, which aims to provide a discussion forum for all those interested in the history of sport. Both speakers and non-speakers are strongly encouraged to attend.
The conference will be open-themed. Papers should be a maximum of twenty minutes in length with ten minutes for questions and discussion. Proposals for specialist panels are also strongly encouraged.
Please include a short biography (maximum 50 words) including institutional affiliation and email contact address. The conference promotes a positive, constructive academic approach to all presenters and, in this regard, SHI also strongly encourages postgraduates to submit abstracts.
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