Irish soccer history this week with Conor Heffernan talking to Dr Conor Curran, who is Dublin City Council's official football historian. Conor talks about his ground-breaking study of sport in Donegal which was publish as The Development of Sport in Donegal, 1880-1935 in 2015. He also talks about the oral histories he conducted when writing about the experience of Irish migrant football in the post-War years for his Irish Soccer Migrants: a Social and Cultural History, which was published in 2017.
In another short lockdown episode Helena Byrne drops in to talk about the British Library's upcoming symposium on Olympic and Paralympic History which will take place on Friday 19th June from 3pm to 4.30pm.
In a short episode Raf drops in to talk about the BSSH's 2020 Conference which this year will be an online event to be held on 26th-28th August. The conference features a keynote from previous podcast guest Prashant Kidambi as well as a round table on the future of sports history with a diverse line up of leading sports historians. Registration will be free and open to all interested parties, not just BSSH members.
Sport and the Cold War is the focus for this week’s episode with Geoff talking to Dr Heather Dichter of the International Centre for Sport History and Culture at De Montfort University.
This week it's the history of Indian cricket with Dr Prashant Kidambi of the University of Leicester.
His latest book, Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire, tells the story of the first All-India team to visit Britain in 1911 and much, much more.
This week on the podcast it's the history of black college basketball in the twentieth century with Raja Rahim, who is currently researching a PhD at the University of Florida.
The history of international cricket 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 Allister Webb about Yorkshire and Glamorgan County Cricket Clubs.
It's a pandemic special in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Raf joining Geoff to let BSSH members and the sport history community more widely know about the changed planning for the BSSH Conference 2020, as well as arrangements for the Society's AGM.
The history of sport and Hungary in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport Historyin association with the Institute of Historical Research with Dr. Johanna Mellis of Ursinus College in the United States. Conor talks to Johanna about her work on the relationship between sport and politics in Hungary during the Cold War and how defectors were viewed by those who remained loyal to the Communist régime. Johanna also talks about the challenges of conduction oral history in a second language and her teaching of sport history at a college where approaching 40% of the students are athletes.
Sport and art in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Veronica Smith's paper on the stained glass in the Victoria Baths, Manchester.