Sport and art again in this week’s podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Geoff talking to Veronica Smith of the University of York.
Geoff talk to Veronica about the stained glass in the beautiful Victoria Baths in Manchester. Those of us of a certain age will remember the baths featuring in the BBC’s television show Restoration in the 1990s. Veronica’s research looks at the gender and class hierarchies embodied in the glasswork and puts them into the context of wider Edwardian society.
There’s also time to talk about the hard slog of researching stained glass in pubs and a quick plug for how friendly the BSSH’s conference is!
Raf also fills us in on the upcoming seminars from the BSSH featuring sport in Ireland with Dr Liam Callaghan and the Cricket World Cup with Allister Webb.
Veronica Smith is currently studying for a PhD in History of Art, exploring the pivotal role of stained glass in municipal and domestic architecture of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in British cities. She has previously published work on stained glass firms of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
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