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.
And we're back! After a break following the British Society of Sports History's virtual Conference the Sport in History podcast returns with an interview with Professor Dilwyn Porter of De Montfort University, who talks about his latest book, English Gentlemen and World Soccer: Corinthians, Amateurism and the Global Game which he has co-authored with Dr Chris Bolsmann.
He talks about the Corinthians, an amateur club whose reputation has been inflated over the years to epitomise the spirit of amateurism that informed the thinking of the English middle class sporting élite in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. We chat about the extent to which the club's reputation has been manipulated by club historians and also the way in which the Corinthians' overseas tours fitted into a developing sporting globalisation in the Edwardian era and beyond.
The next BSSH sport and leisure history seminar at the IHR will be given by Dr Chris Stride of the University of Sheffield, who will be talking about the history of replica football kits. Do come along for a stimulating discussion.
5.30pm Mon 25th February, John S Cohen Room
The next BSSH sport and leisure history seminar at the IHR will be given by Gary James who will be talking about Manchester City and the development of women's football. Do come along for a stimulating discussion.
5.30pm Mon 11th February, John S Cohen Room