Sport and apartheid in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Conor talk to Tanya Jones of the Institute of Kinesiology at the University of Texas in Austin.
We're talking South African history in this episode with PhD candidate Amelia Clegg of Birkbeck College, University of London. Amelia talks to Geoff about her research into masculinity, sport and the British army during the South African War of 1899-1902.
The ninth Sport in History Podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research continues the summer interview season. This week Geoff is talking to the cricket historian Dr Richard Parry about cricket and the turbulent history of South Africa in the twentieth century.
Thanks to the encouragement and energy of the editorial team of Bruce Murray, Richard Parry and Jonty Winch Cricket and Society in South Africa, 1910-1971 is now in print as part of Palgrave's series of studies in sport and politics. The largest guffaw of the BSSH's* recent conference came when one of the delegates said that sport and politics shouldn't mix. Our book is a c. 70,000 word refutation of that statement.
Our first seminar features two speakers. Raf Nicholson, will talk about international women's cricket during the apartheid era while Richard Parry will discuss cricket among indigenous mineworkers on the Rand. And I'll be acting as chair in my capacity both as co-convenor of the seminar and a contributor to the book of a chapter on the first South African men's cricket captain, Percy Sherwell. Do come along and to listen to our guests and to join in the debate about the role of sport in the development of South African society in the twentieth century.
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