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BSSH Scotland Symposium - Histories of Cross-Border Sport in Scotland and England

Call for Papers

Histories of Cross-Border Sport in Scotland and England

Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries

Saturday, 17 October 2015

The British Society of Sports History, Scottish Network, is pleased to invite you to ‘Histories of Cross-Border Sport in Scotland and England’, our annual one-day symposium, this year at the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries.

Suggested paper topics might include (but are not limited to):

  • The South of Scotland, the North of England, and civic, ‘regional’, and ‘national’ identities
  • Sport, gender, and work in the region
  • Cross-Border sporting events, competitions, and leagues
  • Sport, environment, and agriculture
  • Biographies of sportspeople and sporting ‘heroes’

 

Papers from emerging scholars, community historians, as well as museum and heritage practitioners, would be particularly welcome.

Our keynote address will be given by Professor Tony Collins, International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, who will be discussing: ‘Rugby in the Borders and at the Borders’.

Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words, and should be sent to BSSH Scotland ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by Monday, 31 August 2015, along with any other queries.

 

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 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 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 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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BSSH Scotland Symposium - Histories of Cross-Border Sport in Scotland and England

Call for Papers Histories of Cross-Border Sport in Scotland and England Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries Saturday, 17 October 2015 The British Society of Sports History, Scottish Network, is pleased to invite you to...

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

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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...