A regular seminar attendee, Helena Byrne of the British Library talks to Raf about her work as a web archivist at the British Library and what resources the Library has to help researchers into sport history. Helena also talks to us about her own writing on the history of women's football in Ireland which was recently published in Sport in History.
In number six of the BSSH podcast in association with the IHR I talk to Dr Michael John Law of the University of Westminster about twentieth century British social history, working collaboratively with other academics and the experience of returning to higher education as a mature student.
A brief review of an excellent concert at the Wallace Collection by the City Music Foundation. There's a link to their website, where you can find out about the rest of this week's program.
The fifth Sport in History Podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research continues the summer interview season. Today my guest is Prof Jean Williams of the University of Wolverhampton where she is professor of Sport in the Institute of Sport and Human Sciences. Jean has published extensively on the history of sport, including her seminal 2003 work on women’s football, ‘A Game for Rough Girls? A History of Women’s Football in England’
The fourth Sport in History Podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research is in a new format! Over the summer break I'll be interviewing a variety of researchers in sports history before bringing you a series of podcast specials from the BSSH's conference in September.
The first interview is with podcast regular Dr Raf Nicholson of Bournemouth University. Raf talks to me about her work as a journalist covering women's cricket and how this fits in with her academic work researching the history of the women's game in the UK. Raf talks about the relationship between the development of the women's game and its relationship with the feminist movement, as well as discussing how she uses oral history in her work. We also discussed the implications of the D'Oliveira Affair for women's international cricket. Listen out too for some trash talking of the 1990s men's cricket team!
The Marais has some jewels - especially the Musée de la Chasse et Nature (also bereft of vittles) - but you have to pay for them in the tedium of expensive crapshops, chainshit and a swarm of arseholes, some on scooters.
Kudos to the guy in the Uruguayan rugby shirt for surprise outfit of the day.
We took the salad of the day and a big planche of cheese with a couple of glasses of Chablis on the side. The salad turned out mostly to be pesto-stirred pasta with a few bits of veg secreted within. Palatable but not exactly what we were looking for. The cheese on the other hand was five varieties of the runny shiznit with a generous helping of rustic bread alongside - definitely a better option. The wine was too warm.
The third Sport in History Podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research features a paper by Jeremy Lonsdale, who has had two works recently published on the history of Yorkshire cricket.