BSSH South Sport and Leisure History Network: East of England Branch – Spring 2014 workshop

early-swimsuitsBritish Society of Sports History, South of England Sport and Leisure History Network, East of England Branch:
Spring 2014 Workshop, University of East Anglia, Saturday 1st March 2014


9:30 – 10:00: Registration

10:00 – 11:00: Panel 1: Leisure and Politics

  • Dr Richard Mills (University of East Anglia)
    ‘Occupation’: Ipswich Town Football Club, the British Armed Forces, and the First World War
  • Paul Wheeler (University of Chichester)
    The British Isolation from World Soccer in the Middle Decades of the Twentieth Century – a Myth?

11:00 – 11:30: Break

11:30 – 1:00: Panel 2: Leisure on Screen

  • Ellen Wright (University of East Anglia)
    Spectacular Bodies: The Swimsuit, Censorship and Early Hollywood
  • Sara Linden (London Metropolitan University)
    Carnaby Street: A Place for Self-Creation
  • Mark Fryers (University of East Anglia)
    Howard’s Way:  Class, Leisure and the Maritime on British Screens

1:00 – 2:00: Lunch

2:00 – 3:00: Panel 3: Rural Leisure

  • Dion Georgiou (Queen Mary University of London)
    ‘Oh Ilford’s Lanes are Beauty’s Shrine, for Nature’s Garb is Best’: Rural Identity, Spectacle and Place in London’s Suburban Street Carnivals, 1890–1914
  • Alice Kirke (Institute of Education, University of London)
    Recreation an d Education in the Young Farmers Club Movement, 1921–1955

3:00 – 3:30: Break

3:30 – 4:30: Keynote Lecture

  • Professor Emma Griffin (University of East Anglia)
    Drinking and Leisure [Title TBC]

Attendance of this event is free. please fill in and send off the registration form by thursday, 27 february. you can find the form here:

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