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International History Conference: Sport and Education in Ireland and Britain

Date: Friday 27th September 2019

This conference will be held at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), set in Belfast’sTitanic Quarter. It seeks to provide a discussion forum for an historical and contemporary analysis of sport, education and society in an international context. It will examine sport’s historical and contemporary role and place within education with a view towards the development of a research network and the publication of a special edited collection on the subject. 

 

Schedule:

 

9.15-9.30am

Introduction: Dr Conor Curran and Stephen Scarth

 

9.30-10.30am

Keynote Talk: Dr Donal McAnallen (National Museums NI)

'Partition, Sport and Education in Ireland, 1921-72'

 

10.30-10.55am

Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan (University of Edinburgh)

‘The game of the camán people: an illustrated, convivial and collegiate look to the future.’

 

10.55-11.10am

Coffee Break

 

11.10-11.35am

Declan O’Keeffe (Clongowes Wood College)

‘ALL THE OTHER BOOTS AND LEGS RAN AFTER’: The long life and slow death of ‘Gravel’ football

 

11.35-12.00pm

Basudhita Basu (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

‘Discipline and sports: the importance of sports education in Colonial Bengal’

 

12.00-12.25pm

Dr Richard McElligott (UCD)

‘Look how they seek "their inspiration from the playing fields of Eton, Rugby or Timbuctoo": Nationalism and Sport and Irish Education, 1880-1920'

 

12.25-12.50pm

Julien Clenet (UCD)

‘Sport in nineteenth-century Dublin schools: beyond the educational tool’

 

12.50-1.50pm

Lunch at the PRONI Café

 

1.50-2.15pm

Professor Dil Porter (De Montfort University)

‘Advice to “footballers-in-the making”: lessons in sport and life from a football international’

 

2.15-2.40pm

Clemence Pillot (Sciences Po Lille)

‘From playing fields to battlefields: Twentieth Century public schools and sport’

 

2.40-3.05pm

Paul Gunning (Independent Scholar)

‘Northern Troubles on the Free State Education Playground’

 

3.05-3.30pm

Conor Murray (DCU)

‘The football codes and grammar schools in Northern Ireland, 1922-1972’

 

3.30-3.55pm

Dr Conor Curran (Trinity College Dublin)

‘The migratory career of Joan Burnett Knight, Physical Education Organiser in mid-twentieth century Europe’

 

3.55-4.20pm

Tom O’Connor (Independent Scholar)

'Is England's difficulty now Ireland's opportunity? An early look at how the Republic of Ireland's new football pathway is producing a different kind of player.'

 

4.20-4.30pm

Concluding Comments

 

If you would like to attend, please contact Dr Conor Curran (cocurran@tcd.ie).

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