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Women's History Scotland Conference 2014 - Gender, Fitness and Sport

Following the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and a year of celebrations of sport throughout Scotland, the 2014 WHS conference will be held at Abertay University, Dundee on Saturday 27th September 2014 where we will hear from researchers speaking around the themes of Gender, Fitness and Sport in historical and contemporary contexts.

Professor Charlotte Macdonald will deliver the Sue Innes Memorial Lecture:

'Beautiful Bodies: Glasgow's 1938 gift to women and to empire'

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/hppi/about/staff/charlotte-macdonald

If you would like to attend the conference please complete the relevant 2014 conference registration documents which are attached to this email or available on our website: http://womenshistoryscotland.org/

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME (Provisional)

 

Saturday 27th September 2014 – Room 2522, Kydd Building, Abertay University

0915 – 0945 Registration: Foyer, Kydd Building, Abertay University

0945 – 1100 Panel Session - The Female Sporting Body

· Danielle Stephens, Deconstructing and Reconstructing, Women’s place in Sport: A Historical Analysis (University of Worcester)

· Betsy Lewis-Holmes, Sound Mind in a Sound Body: Competing Arguments about Exercise for Women in the late Nineteenth Century (University of Exeter)

· Rhiannon Lord, “I feel naked”: Embodied Narratives of Female Trampoline Gymnasts in Competitive Arenas (Abertay University)

1100 - 1115 Coffee Break1115 - 1210 Panel Session - Sport and Education

· Lindy Moore, Exercise and the (middle-class) Scottish Schoolgirl, 1700—1900 (Independent Researcher)

· Alison T McCall, Physical Education for Girls in the School Curriculum, 1900—1914 (Independent Researcher)

1210 - 1300 Lunch1300 - 1400 Sue Innes Memorial Lecture: Professor Charlotte Macdonald

· 'Beautiful Bodies: Glasgow's 1938 gift to women and to empire'

1400 - 1430 AGM1430 - 1545 Panel Session - Women in the Outdoors

· Zofia A Reych, Climbing Women and Niche Media: Beyond Alternative Femininities (SOAS, University of London)

· David Holland-Smith, Gender and the Somatised Body in Climbing (Abertay University)

· Yvette Wharton, An investigation into the Experiences of Women Belonging to an Outdoor Leisure group - Initial Observations (Abertay University)

1545 - 1600 Coffee Break1600 - 1700 Panel Session – Debating Women’s Liberation through Sport

· Peter Gavigan, The Changing Face of Female Bodybuilding: Liberation or Limitation? (Independent Researcher)

· Raf Nicholson, “It doesn’t mean I’m Women’s Lib”: An Oral History of Women’s Cricket (Queen Mary University of London)

1700 Conference Close

 

New undergraduate degree in Sports History and Culture

New for 2014... The International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, Leicester, is pleased to be able to announce details for a new undergraduate degree.

Sports History and Culture BA (Hons)

Sport is a major part of our cultural lives. It is also one of the biggest industries in the world today. This brand new course will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of sport to enable you to understand the issues facing the modern sporting world.

It will also provide you with practical experience through an industry placement and an extensive programme of guest lecturers with extensive experience in the media and the heritage of sport.

   

Sport in History - Books for Review

Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you wish to review any of the following for the BSSH journal Sport in History:

Allen, Julia Swimming with Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale: Sport, Health and Exercise in 18th century England Cambridge Lutterworth 2012 297 pb 20 978-0-7188-9276-0

Babington, Bruce The Sports Film: Games People Play New York Columbia University Press 2014 123 pb 14 978-0-231-16965-3

Cordner et al, John Black and Blue: the story of Football at the University of Melbourne Melbourne Melbourne University Football Club 2007   978-0-646-47408-3

De George, Matthew Duels in the Pool: Swimming's Greatest Rivalries Plymouth Scarecrow Press 2013 223 hb £44.95 978-0-8108-9175-3

Dorhay, John with Tom Mather Calm in the Cauldron: A Rugby League Journey London London League Publications 2010   978-1-903-65954-0

Dyreson, Mark, Mangan JA and Park, Roberta J (eds) Mapping an Empire of American Sport London Routledge 2013 227 hb £85.00 978-0-415-63686-5

Fanning, Sean Soldiers' League: The Story of Army Rugby League London London League Publications 2013 278 pb £14.95 978-1-903659-69-1

Gilbert, Daniel A. Expanding the Strike Zone: Basbeball in the Age of Free Agency Amherst, MA University of Massachusetts Press 2013 224 pb $22.95 978-1-55849-997-3

Hong, Fan and Zhouxiang, L The Politicisation of Sport in Modern China: Communists and Champions London Routledge 2013 208 hb £85.00 978-0-415-64495-2

Huhn, Rick The Chalmers Race: Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie and the controversial 1910 batting title that became a national obsession Lincoln NE University of Nebraska Press 2014 328 hb 19.99 978-0-8032-7182-1

James, Gary Manchester: The City Years Halifax James Ward 2012 608 hb 25 978-0-955-81277-4

Johnson, James W Double No-Hit: Johnny Vaner Meer's Historic Night Under the Lights Lincoln NE University of Nebraska Press 2012 196 pb 11.99 978-0-8032-7139-5

Jones, Ian, Lorraine Brown and Immy Holloway Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Actitivty London Sage 2013 226 pb 26.99 978-1-4462-0745-1

Kaliss ,Gregory J Men’s College Athletics and the Politics of Racial Equality: Five Pioneer Stories of Black Manliness, white citizenship and American Democracy Philadelphia Temple University Press 2012 236 pb $29.99 978-1-4399-0857-0

Kelly, William W and Mangan, JA (eds) The New Geopolitics of Sport in East Asia London Routledge 2014 151 hb 85 978-0-415-74495-9

Laderman, Scott Empire in Waves: A political history of surfing Berkeley, CA University of California Press 2014 238 pb 18.95 978-0-520-27911-7

Loughlin, Paul with Andrew Quirke From grass to glass: A Rugby League Journey London London League Publications 2011   978-1-903-65956-4

Macht, Norman L. Connie Mack: The Turbulent and Triumphant Years 1915-1931 Lincoln NE University of Nebraska Press 2012 664 hb 29.99 978-0-8032-2039-3

McKnight, Michael Intercepted: The Rise and Fall of NFL Cornerback Darryl Henley Lincoln NE University of Nebraska Press 2012 520 hb 18.99 978-0-8032-3849-7

Park, Roberta and Vertinsky, Patricia (eds), Women, Sport, Society: Further Reflections, Reaffirming Mary Wollstonecraft London Routledge 2011

Reid, Heather L., Athletics and philosophy in the ancient world London Routledge 2011

Rhodes, Austin A lad from Donkey Common: A rugby league life london London League Publications 2012 160 pb £12.95 978-1-90365964-9

Smith, John Matthew The Sons of Westwood: John Wooden, UCLA and the Dynasty That Changed College Basketball Champaign, IL University of Illinois Press 2013 344 pb $24.95 978-0-252-07973-3

Stewart, Bob and Smith, Aaron Rethinking Drug Use in Sport: Why the war will never be won London Routledge 2014 274 hb 85 978-0-415-65915-4

Vogan, Travis Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media Champaign, IL University of Illinois Press 2014 238 pb $25.00 978-0-252-07991-7

Waine, Anthony and Naglo, Kristian On and Off the Field Heidlelberg Springer 2014 292 pb 978-3-658-00132-2

Wood, Gerald C Smokey Joe Wood: The biography of a baseball legend Lincoln NE University of Nebraska Press 2013 440 hb 24.99 978-0-8032-4499-3

Zhouxiang, Lu and Hong, Fan Sport and Nationalism in China London Routledge 2014 233 hb 80 978-0-415-54001-8

Zimbalist, Andrew In the best interests of baseball? Governing the National Pastime Lincoln NE University of Nebraska Press 2013 286 pb 19.99 978-0-8032-4535-8

Zimniuch, Fran Baseball's New Frontier: A history of expansion, 1961-1998 Lincoln NE University of Nebraska Press 2013 232 pb £14.99 978-0-8032-3994-4

 

If anyone has their own suggestions for books for review please contact the reviews editor

   

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Women's History Scotland Conference 2014 - Gender, Fitness and Sport

Following the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and a year of celebrations of sport throughout Scotland, the 2014 WHS conference will be held at Abertay University, Dundee on Saturday 27th September 2014 where we will hear...

New undergraduate degree in Sports History and Culture

New for 2014... The International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, Leicester, is pleased to be able to announce details for a new undergraduate degree. Sports History and Culture BA...

Sport in History - Books for Review

Contact Neil Carter if you wish to review any of the following for the BSSH journal Sport in History: Allen, Julia Swimming with Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale: Sport, Health and Exercise in 18th century England Cambridge...