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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 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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Sport and Leisure History Seminar Summer 2015 Programme

 

27 April:    Dr Darragh Gannon (University College Dublin)

More than a Game: Irish Nationalism and the Gaelic Athletic Association in Great Britain, 1912–22

 

11 May:     SOVIET SPORT AT THE FALL OF COMMUNISM

Dr Sevket Akyildiz (School of Oriental and African Studies)

Recession and Cutting State Subsidies, Limited ‘Market Reforms’ in Sport and Leisure – and Public Critique: Russia and the Five ‘Stans’, 1986–1991

Manuel Veth (Kings College London)

Selling the People's Game: Football's Transition from Communism to Capitalism in the Soviet Union and its Successor States

This seminar takes place at the slightly later time of 6:00 PM.

 

8 Jun:         LOCAL STUDIES IN LEISURE, RELIGION AND ASSOCIATIONAL CULTURE

Dr Dennis O’Keefe (University of Huddersfield)

Quiet Men's Cathedrals: The Emergence of Church Cricket Clubs in an Area of West Yorkshire, 1860–1920

Chris Spackman (University of Portsmouth)

A Break from the Regular Programme? Re-assessing the Lived Experience of a Boys’ Brigade Camp, c.1886–1935

 

22 Jun:       BRITISH MUSIC, COUNTERCULTURE AND SUBCULTURE

Dr Jack McGowan (Queen Mary University of London)

‘Easy to be Hard’? The Contradictory Responses of the English ‘Counterculture’ to the ‘Rock Operas’ Hair (1967) and Tommy (1969)

Professor Matthew Worley (University of Reading)

‘While the World was Dying, Did You Wonder why?’: Punk, Politics and British (Fan)zines, 1976–84

 

30 Jun:       Dion Georgiou (Queen Mary University of London)

‘Where Were You when We Were Getting High?': Britpop Nostalgia and Technological, Social, Cultural and Generational Change in 21st Century Britain

This is a joint seminar with the Life-Cycles Seminar and takes place on a Tuesday at 5:15PM in the John S. Cohen Room (203) of the IHR.

The Sport and Leisure History Seminar is part of the BSSH South Sport and Leisure History 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 (except where otherwise stated).

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 .

You can also join our network mailing list here: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=SPORT-AND-LEISURE-HISTORY&A=1, follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BSSHSouth and visit our website at https://bsshsouth.wordpress.com/.

   

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

Full package retired rate: (conference registration; Wednesday: evening, accommodation; Thursday: breakfast, lunch, conference dinner, accommodation; Friday: breakfast, lunch): £180

As well as subsidizing the postgraduate rate, the society will be making a number of bursaries available to help postgraduate speakers with costs. Unwaged postdoctoral scholars are also eligible to apply. To apply for a bursary please complete this form.

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.

   

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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...

Sport and Leisure History Seminar Summer 2015 Programme

  27 April:    Dr Darragh Gannon (University College Dublin) More than a Game: Irish Nationalism and the Gaelic Athletic Association in Great Britain, 1912–22   11 May:     SOVIET...

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...