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Annual Rowing History Forum

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.


Keynote speakers:

  • Annamarie Phelps, Chair of British Rowing, will speak on Women’s Rowing – From Assisted Drifting to Driving Force
  • Thomas E Weil, rowing historian, will unveil the Forgotten 19th Century Trailblazers of Women’s Rowing.
  • Mike Sweeney, Chairman of Henley Royal Regatta from 1993 – 2015. Mike’s talk will be on the theme Henley Royal Regatta never changes!
  • After his quarter of a century in the chair overseeing more events for women, electing more female Stewards and introducing the Royal regatta to the world of YouTube, Peter Mallory, author of ‘The Sport of Rowing’, will examine Early Women’s Rowing on the American Frontier, touching on the impact of the Pocock boat-building family’s move from Eton to Seattle.

 

Miriam Batten, chair of Henley Women’s Regatta and Olympic medal winning rower, will compere the event. £30 including lunch


To book: email edbookings@rrm.co.uk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 01491 415600
River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames RG9 1BF
http://www.rrm.co.uk

 

International Sports and Leisure History Colloquium

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:
  1. A 40 minute paper with 15 minutes of questions.
  2. A 20 minute paper with 10 minutes of questions.
  3. A 6 minute 20 seconds pecha kucha – see http://www.pechakucha.org/faq for details of how this works – with 5 minutes of questions.

 

Scholars wishing to present should forward as an email attachment to D.J.Day@mmu.ac.uk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it :

  • An abstract of 250-300 words maximum
  • A biography of 100 words maximum, including details of any institutional affiliation
  • A note indicating which format of presentation they are intending to utilise

 

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.

 

Other information

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


 

 

BRITISH SOCIETY OF SPORTS HISTORY SCOTTISH NETWORK 3rd ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Robert Burns Cinema, Dumfries

PROGRAMME:

1000 REGISTRATION

1020 WELCOME
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

1200 BREAK

1215 PLENARY ADDRESS
Chair: Matt McDowell, University of Edinburgh

Tony Collins, De Montfort University
Rugby in the Borders and at the Borders

1315 LUNCH

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.

   

BSSH South Winter 2015 Workshop: 'Sport, Leisure and Visual Culture'

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:

  • Leisure in fine art
  • News photography and leisure
  • Television and the framing of leisure
  • Leisure on the cinema screen
  • New media and leisure
  • Comics and graphic novels and leisure
  • Fanzines and ‘underground’ subcultures
  • Advertising imagery and leisure
  • Spectacular leisure forms

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.

If you would be interested in giving a paper, please send an abstract (c. 300 words) and a brief biography to Paul Wheeler, Senior Lecturer in Sport Development Management, at p.wheeler@chi.ac.uk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Professor Hugo Frey, Head of History and Politics, at h.frey@chi.ac.uk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Thursday, 1st October.

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.

 

11th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF SPORTS HISTORY IRELAND

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.

Anyone who wishes to deliver a twenty minute paper –on any aspect of Irish, British or international sports history –should submit a maximum 300 word proposal to Dr Mark Tynan (Maynooth University) at sporthistoryireland@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it on or before Friday 26 June 2014.

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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