This episode Conor Heffernan talks to Conor Murray about sport in Ireland in the twentieth century and the way in which the histories of soccer and rugby are entwined with political developments on the island of Ireland.
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.
This week we're talking Welsh rugby history with Dr Huw Richards in the twelfth Sport in History Podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. Huw tells us about 'The Bounce of the Century' which led to Wales' most recent victory over New Zealand in 1953 in a very tight encounter. We also chat about the hotly disputed try that saw the only defeat of the original touring All Blacks in 1905, as well as looking forward to Welsh prospects in this summer's men's Rugby World Cup.
After much wrangling of computers it’s with great pleasure that I can share the first ever podcast produced by the British Society of Sports History. As readers of this blog will know I co-convene the BSSH Sport & Leisure History seminar hosted by the Institute of Historical Research. It’s our intention to open up the…
The next BSSH sport and leisure history seminar at the IHR will be given by Lydia Furse who will be talking about the history of women's rugby. Do come along for a stimulating discussion.
5.30pm Mon 11th March, John S Cohen Room
Details on my forthcoming paper on Frantz Reichel and French sports history at the Institute of Historical Research.
The best try I've ever seen live followed by some unexpectedly delicious Uighur grub. Good times.
Frankly, conferences can be something of a bore. But they’re necessary to the academic. I’ve often thought I might write a blog about how they could be improved but still being in post-conference mode I don’t want to to rake over the negatives of the weekend just yet. And the conference at the University of…