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Sport in History Article Award for 2013

The articles nominated for best article published in Sport in History in 2013, were, in publication order:

  • Daryl Leeworthy, ‘The Dragons of the North: Working-Class Culture, the Miners’ Lockout, and the Development of Rugby League in South Wales, 1926-31'
  • Mike Huggins, ‘Art, Horse Racing and the “Sporting” Gaze in Mid-Nineteenth Century England: William Powell Frith’s The Derby Day'
  • Ben Anderson, ‘Partnership or Co-operation? Family, Politics and Strenuousness in the pre-First World War Co-operative Holidays Association’
  • Jonathan Westaway, ‘“Men Who Can Last”: Mountaineering Endurance, the Lake District Fell Records and the Campaign for Everest, 1919-1924’

The winner as decided by the editorial team (plus Matt Taylor) was:
Ben Anderson, ‘Partnership or Co-operation? Family, Politics and Strenuousness in the pre-First World War Co-operative Holidays Association’
 

The Richard Cox Postgraduate Prize 2014

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 BSSH Richard Cox Prize for postgraduate paper has been awarded to Esther Harper, King’s College, London, for her paper ‘Under the Trainer’s Watchful Eye: Training the racehorse between 1880 and 1920’.

It was felt that this paper brings fascinating insights to a subject, which hitherto, as the correctly author points out, has been absent from the historiography of sport. It is hoped that author will continue to develop this fruitful and original area of research.

   

BRITISH SOCIETY OF SPORTS HISTORY SCOTTISH NETWORK 2ND ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Highland Archive Centre, Inverness

Draft Programme

12:00 REGISTRATION

12:20 WELCOME
Matthew L. McDowell, University of Edinburgh

12:30 TOUR OF THE HIGHLAND ARCHIVE CENTRE COLLECTIONS
Alison Mason, High Life Highland

13:10 NEW PROJECTS IN SCOTTISH SPORTS HISTORY

  • Hugh Dan MacLennan, Independent Researcher - The National Shinty Archive
  • Wade Cormack, University of the Highlands and Islands - Playing by the Rules: Early-Modern Burgh Sports in the far North East of Scotland
  • Magda Warth-Szczyglowska, University of Glasgow - ‘Gamsters at the Gowf’: The category of ‘golf’ in a new Historical Thesaurus of Scotland

 

14:30 BREAK

1440 EMPIRE AND UNIONISMS

  • Simon Glassock, Independent Researcher - Scotland, Empire and rugby: The significance of the Waratahs tour of 1927
  • Sean Huddleston, University of the West of Scotland - The Last Hurrah? Rangers and the Decline of British Unionism since the 1940s

 

1540 BREAK

1610 HIGHLAND SPORT AND LAND

  • Barry Wright, University of the Highland and Islands - ‘during the week of the Northern Meeting, the Race course at Duneancroy will be open for HACK, PONY and CART HORSE RACE, at which very considerable merriment is expected’. A consideration of Horse Racing in the eastern Highlands, circa 1660 to 1915
  • Gordon Cameron, Applecross Heritage Centre  - Bealach na Bà: a Highland Challenge
  • Michael James, University of the Highlands and Islands - ‘To Retire was Ignominious’: Class Participation and Masculine Identity in Skye Mountaineering, 1860-1901.

 

1730 BREAK

1740 INDIVIDUAL PURSUITS: UNCONVENTIONAL SPORTSMEN

  • Victoria Connor, The Carnegie Club - Andrew Carnegie’s ‘Heaven on Earth’: Sport and Leisure on the Skibo Estate, 1898-1919
  • Archie Jenkins, De Montfort University - Robert Gibson, long forgotten North Northumberland professional football player and sprinter

 

1840 FUTURE BUSINESS

1900 END OF CONFERENCE

The registration fee for the event costs £10, and we suggest a further £5 donation to the Highland Archive Centre. Registration is due by Wednesday, 1 October. Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided for, but meals will not. Download further details and registration form here.

 

   

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Sport in History Article Award for 2013

The articles nominated for best article published in Sport in History in 2013, were, in publication order: Daryl Leeworthy, ‘The Dragons of the North: Working-Class Culture, the Miners’ Lockout, and the Development of...

The Richard Cox Postgraduate Prize 2014

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 BSSH Richard Cox Prize for postgraduate paper has been awarded to Esther Harper, King’s College, London, for her paper ‘Under the Trainer’s Watchful Eye: Training the...

BRITISH SOCIETY OF SPORTS HISTORY SCOTTISH NETWORK 2ND ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 Highland Archive Centre, Inverness Draft Programme 12:00 REGISTRATION 12:20 WELCOMEMatthew L. McDowell, University of Edinburgh 12:30 TOUR OF THE HIGHLAND ARCHIVE CENTRE COLLECTIONSAlison Mason,...