Sport & Leisure History
Organised by International Sport & Leisure History at Manchester Metropolitan University and to be held at the City Football Academy, Manchester City Football Club, Manchester, M11 3FF
Over two days, International Football History will consist of presentations focusing on the latest research into football's origins, regional histories, gender, race and issues within football.
Conference Organiser: Dr. Gary James (firstname.lastname@example.org)
COST OF ATTENDANCE
For full-time delegates: £95
For students/unwaged/retired delegates: £80
Delegates will need to make their own arrangements regarding accommodation for the conference. If you would like some advice on where to stay please contact the organiser
A two-day gathering of scholars interested in sport and leisure history.
Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March 2017
Please book the relevant course either one or two days and then book the Friday night dinner as an addition seperatley if required.
At Manchester Metropolitan University. MMU Cheshire Crewe CW1 5DU.
Following the outstanding success of similar events in 2015 and 2016, MMU's International Sports and Leisure History research team (SpLeisH) and MMU's Department of Exercise and Sports Science (ESS) are organising a third international gathering of sports and leisure history scholars on the MMU Cheshire campus in March 2017. The organisers are including as wide a range of papers on sport and leisure history as possible and speakers include independent and institutionally affiliated researchers along with postgraduate students. A number of our current European collaborators will be attending and we are keen to see as many overseas delegates join us as possible. Keynote speakers include Professor Jean Williams who will present on ‘Britain's Women Olympians from Chattie Cooper to Pat Smythe’, Vicki Valosik, who is talking on ‘Synchronized Swimming: From Ancient Rome to Vaudeville’ and Dr Catherine Hindson, who is exploring ‘Theatre, Performance and Leisure at Bournville and Somerdale factories’. The Friday night colloquium dinner is preceded by SpLeisH member Professor Dave Day delivering his inaugural professorial lecture, ‘Understanding the Victorian Social World through the Lens of Sports History’. The colloquium will not run parallel sessions and researchers will be presenting their work in one of three formats, a 40-minute paper with 10 minutes of questions, a 20-minute paper with 10 minutes of questions, or a 6 minute 20 seconds pecha kucha with 4 minutes of questions.