Idrottshistorisk konferens i Leicester

HISTORIANS ON SPORT CONFERENCE 2012

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR SPORTS HISTORY AND CULTURE, DE MONTFORT
UNIVERSITY, LEICESTER
SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2012   10am -5pm

This year’s ‘Historians on Sport’ one day conference focuses mainly on the
relationship of sport with politics and the state. As usual we have
invited a small number of prominent scholars to discuss their current work
in the history and sociology of sport. There is a strong international
dimension this year. Simon Martin will discuss his acclaimed general
history of Italian sport. Patrick Mignon, one of the best known
sociologists of sport in France, will explore the current state of
research into French football following the World Cup of 2010. Dr Mark
Duncan will unveil the remarkable major oral history of the Gaelic
Athletic Association, which has only just been completed, whilst Dr
William Murphy will discuss the wider political history of Irish sport.
Alongside this we have two lectures on the distinctive culture of British
sport. The first is from Kevin Jefferys, who will talk about his current
work on Lord Burghley following on from his recent book on sport and the
British state. Finally David Rayvern Allen, the distinguished cricket
scholar-and former BBC producer, will discuss the art of commentary.

Conference papers:

10.00-10.30  Registration and coffee
10.30-11.15  Dr. Simon Martin, ‘Sport Italia: politics and sport in modern
Italy
11.15-12.00  Prof Patrick Mignon, ”The 2010 FIFA World Cup and the
sociology of sport in France.’
12.00 -12.45 Prof Kevin Jefferys, ‘Lord Burghley and the culture of British
amateurism’
12.45-14.00  Lunch
14.00-14.45  Dr. Mark Duncan, ‘The Gaelic Athletic Association: The making
of an oral history
14.45-15.30  Dr. William Murphy, ‘Sport and Irish Politics’
15.30-16.00  Tea
16.00-16.45  David Rayvern Allen, ‘The Art of Commentary’

For further information and to register please contact the ICSHC
(ICSHC@dmu.ac.uk)

Kind regards,

International Centre for Sports History and Culture
Clephan Building
De Montfort University
Leicester, LE1 9BH
UK

Tel;  +44 (0) 116 250 6486
Email; ICSHC@dmu.ac.uk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ICSHC

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