Sport and empire in this week’s podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. Raf talks to regular podcast host Geoff Levett about his work looking at sport in the British and French Empires at the beginning of the twentieth century.
They also talk about his recent research on the French sportsman-journalist-administrator Frantz Reichel (pictured on the webpage for this podcast being tackled by Georges Jérome) and the memorial built to him (also pictured) in Paris after his death in 1932. And there’s time to discuss the place of sport history in the academy and Geoff’s role in promoting sport history in his capacity as Secretary of the BSSH and developer of the podcast.
There’s time too to trash talk ITV’s coverage of the 2019 Rugby Union World Cup! From a historian’s perspective of course. And to mention Geoff’s work together with Tom Weir on the career of the pioneering black rugby player, James Peters. So don’t miss out on that!
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