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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.

 

 

BSSH South of England Sport and Leisure History Network South East Branch: Autumn 2014 Workshop

Canterbury Christ Church University, Saturday 8th November 2014

Call for Papers

The British Society of Sports History's South of England Sport and Leisure History Network (BSSH South) aims to bring together individuals in Greater London, the South East and the East of England who share an interest in the history of leisure in all of its forms (including sport, cinema-going, popular music, reading, tourism, shopping for pleasure, etc.).

BSSH South will be holding a one-day workshop on Saturday, 8th November at Canterbury Christ Church University, in what is the second annual event hosted by the network's South East Branch (comprising the counties of Surrey, Kent, and East and West Sussex).

The conference organisers are seeking papers for panels on the following three topics:

  • Leisure Events
  • Leisure and Health
  • Youth Leisure

If you would be interested in giving a paper on one of these themes, please send an abstract (c. 200-300 words; please also identify which panel you would like to speak on) and a brief biography to the workshop organisers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Sunday, 28th September.

Papers focusing on the South of England are particularly welcome, but we will consider all proposals, providing they meet one of the stated panel themes.

   

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

   

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