Documenting The Olympics and Paralympics

Join our panel discussion to discover more about researchers’ experiences when navigating archives, as well as the collection policies related to Olympics/Paralympics of GLAM organisations. Register here to receive the joining details.

Date: 19 June 2020
Time: 3-4:30pm (BST) / 10-11:30am (EST)
Location: Zoom

Twitter hashtag: #ResearchingtheGames


Heather Dichter, De Montfort University – Finding Olympic History in Non-Sport Archives

Laura Alexandra Brown, Northumbria University – The Heritage of the Games: Interpreting urban change in Olympic host cities

Robert McNicol, Librarian, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum – Researching the Olympics/Paralympics at Wimbledon

Helena Byrne, Curator of Web Archives, British Library – Preserving the Olympics/Paralympics online

This event is a collaboration between the British Society of Sports History (BSSH) and the British Library. It was originally supposed to be a full day symposium, but due to the coronavirus pandemic the face-to-face event has been postponed until July 2021. The face-to-face event is sponsored by the BSSH, School of Advanced Studies and the International Centre for Sports History and Culture (ICSHC) based at De Montfort University, as well as the British Library. More details about the face-to-face event will be circulated early next year.

Registration is FREE and you can register via this form.

Image credit: Part of an Olympic stamp issued by Greece in 1896 from The Universal Postal Union Collection, Philatelic Collections, The British Library.


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