The history of rowing in this week’s podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Alec Hurley, who is a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin.
And it’s a podcast takeover this week as Alec is interviewed by the BSSH’s Postgrad and Early Career Rep, Conor Heffernan. Alec first talks briefly about the development of sport in Britain’s colonies in the nineteenth century before discussing his doctoral work on the history of rowing in Germany in the nineteenth century and its relationship to developments in Britain.
Back in London we’ll continue the German theme at our next seminar at the IHR on Monday 2nd December, which will feature Professor Kay Schiller of Durham University talking about the Jewish German sprinter, Alex Natan. Go to the seminar homepage for more information and details of the venue.
Alec Hurley is a third year PhD Student at the University of Texas at Austin in the Physical Culture and Sport Studies Program. His research focus is on the intersection of Sport and Empire, with a proposed dissertation focus on the transcultural role of sport clubs in the development of the German Empire. Alec holds previous degrees in World History, Sport Management, and Broadcast Communication. Before turning his full attention to academia he was a rowing coach for nine years at clubs and universities across the United States.
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