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British Society of Sports History Conference 2015

Organized by the Department of History & Classics, Swansea University

2-4 September 2015

The 2015 BSSH conference takes place at the Singleton Campus of Swansea University in south Wales. It begins at 1pm on Wednesday 2 September and concludes at 2pm on Friday 4 September.

The annual Sir Derek Birley Memorial lecture will be given by Professor Mike Huggins (Cumbria University).

Dr David Snowdon, winner of the society’s 2014 Lord Aberdare Literary Prize, will also give a keynote lecture.

Proposals for twenty-minute papers should be sent to Dr Martin Johnes via email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by 30 May 2015. Proposals should be a maximum of 200 words long. The final conference programme will be announced in mid June.

Cost of attendance for bookings made by 30 June 2015

Full package (conference registration; Wednesday: evening, accommodation; Thursday: breakfast, lunch, conference dinner, accommodation; Friday: breakfast, lunch): £200

Full package postgraduate rate: (conference registration; Wednesday: evening, accommodation; Thursday: breakfast, lunch, conference dinner, accommodation; Friday: breakfast, lunch): £160

The society will be making a number of bursaries available to help with postgraduate speakers with costs.

Accommodation is en-suite rooms in a hall of residence on the campus where the conference is taking place. Non-accommodation and one day rates are also available. Please contact Martin Johnes (on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for details.

Payment is by credit/debit card or by cheque (payable to Swansea University). Download and complete a registration form and send this to Dr Martin Johnes, Department of History & Classics, Swansea University, Swansea, UK, SA2 8PP.

Bookings made after 30 June must add a £20 administration fee.

 

Rugby World Cup Conference

"The World in Union: Rugby's Past, Present and Future"

The Inaugural Global Summit on Culture, science, business in global rugby union football... join the largest gathering of rugby scholars and rugby industry experts in the history of rugby union football.

10-12 September 2015

HOST:

The Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies and The Centre of Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine, University of Brighton
in association with the World Rugby Museum and the Rugby Football Union

VENUES:

Brighton Community Stadium & University of Brighton, Falmer Campus

More details at http://about.brighton.ac.uk/sasm/research/researchevents/the-world-in-union-rugbys-past-present-and-future/

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Send Your Name, Affiliation, Paper Title, 200 Word Abstract and Contact Details to:
Professor John Nauright, Director, Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies, University of Brighton at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The deadline for abstract submissions is 31 March 2015. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 30 April 2015

   

BSSH South Sport and Leisure History Seminar - Spring 2015 programme

12 Jan: Suzanne Rowland (University of Brighton)

Suzanne Lenglen to Serena Williams: An Object-Focused Investigation into the Role of Fashion in Women’s Tennis Dress

26 Jan: URBAN CINEMAGOING IN INTERWAR BRITAIN
Dr Robert James (University of Portsmouth)
Patriotism, Pathos and Pride: Interwar Cinema-going in the Naval Port Town of Portsmouth
Dr Chris O’Rourke (University College London)
‘Young Men with Beards and Young Women in Homespun Cloaks’: London’s Early Art Cinemas and their Audiences

9 Feb: Dr Alex Jackson (National Football Museum)
Producing Public History: How the National Football Museum Created ‘The Greater Game: The History of Football in World War One’

23 Feb: THERAPEUTIC LEISURE IN VICTORIAN BRITAIN
Charlotte Jones (University College London)
Promoting Wellbeing through Leisure: The Case of the Turkish bath in Victorian Britain
Dr Jade Shephard (Queen Mary University of London)
A ‘Murderer’s Paradise’: Leisure and the Treatment of Criminal Lunatics in Late-Victorian Broadmoor

9 Mar: Dr Stanley Arnold (Northern Illinois University)
‘I Saw My Name on the Board’: Race, Gender and the Summer Olympics, 1932–1948

23 Mar: Dr Josephine Kane (University of Westminster)
‘A Fortune in a Thrill!’: Early Amusement Parks in Britain, 1900–1939

The Sport and Leisure History Seminar is organised by the London Branch of the BSSH South Network. The seminars take place in the Olga Crisp Room (102) of the Institute of Historical Research (Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU) at 5:15 PM on Mondays fortnightly.

If you would like to find out more about the network, please get in touch at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you would like to enquire about giving a paper at the seminar, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can also join our network mailing list here: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=SPORT-AND-LEISURE-HISTORY&A=1, and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BSSHSouth
   

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British Society of Sports History Conference 2015

Organized by the Department of History & Classics, Swansea University 2-4 September 2015 The 2015 BSSH conference takes place at the Singleton Campus of Swansea University in south Wales. It begins at 1pm on Wednesday 2...

Rugby World Cup Conference

"The World in Union: Rugby's Past, Present and Future" The Inaugural Global Summit on Culture, science, business in global rugby union football... join the largest gathering of rugby scholars and rugby industry experts in the...

BSSH South Sport and Leisure History Seminar - Spring 2015 programme

12 Jan: Suzanne Rowland (University of Brighton) Suzanne Lenglen to Serena Williams: An Object-Focused Investigation into the Role of Fashion in Women’s Tennis Dress 26 Jan: URBAN CINEMAGOING IN INTERWAR BRITAINDr...