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From Sportswear to Leisurewear: The Evolution of English Football League Shirt Design in the Replica Kit Era.
The football shirt is of iconic significance, defining a club's visual identity through its role as sporting uniform and fan identifier, providing a canvas for commercial interactions and increasingly acting as the focus ...
Learning to Speak Softly: The Autobiography of Roberta Cowell
The presentation uses the autobiography of motor racing driver Robert Cowell who became one of the first high profile cases of transgender identity in British sport history: hence its the title Roberta Cowell, Her Story ...
Aquadynamics and the Athletocracy: Jennie Fletcher and the British Women's 4 x 100 metre Freestyle Relay Team at the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games
(Maney Publishing, 2012-06)
This article considers the part played by aquadynamics, or a concern for the technical properties of swimming costumes, in the career of Jennie Fletcher (1890–1968) who won Britain’s first individual Olympic female ...
The Indianapolis 500: Making the Pilgrimage to the ‘Yard of Bricks’
(Boydell and Brewer, 2012)
The first section of this chapter gives a brief historical overview of the Indy 500 and argues that ‘the most famous automobile race in the world’ dominates the IndyCar and United States racing mythology compared with the ...
The Most Important Photograph in the History of Women's Olympic Participation: Jennie Fletcher and the British 4×100 Freestyle relay team at the Stockholm 1912 Games
(Taylor and Francis, 2012-05)
When Charlotte Cooper, a tennis player, won Britain's first women's gold medal at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900, she was part of a middle-class amateur tradition. Jennie Fletcher (1890–1968) was a very different ...
Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body
Sport has had such a profound influence upon the clothing, footwear and accessory industries that the sartorial choices of every reader of Sport in History will inevitably have been affected. This certainty is not based ...
The Women’s Olympics 1921-1934 and International Relations
(Academic Verlag, 2014-12-01)
The articles is an overview of the Women's Olympics Games 1921-1934 as a transnational movement advocating for increased opportunities for women generally.
The Road to Rio: The Cultural History and Globalisation of the World Cup 1930-2014
(The British Library London and the ICSHC, De Montfort University, Leicester, 2014-05-23)
Academic conference hosted by the British Library and the International Centre for Sport History and Culture De Montfort University 9.30-9.45: Introduction (Jean Williams and Jude England) 9.45-10.30: David Goldblatt ...
Women and Soccer: Research Agendas and Policy Debates
Jean Williams of De Montfort University delivered the opening plenary, Women and Soccer: Research Agendas and Policy Debates, at The Futures of Women's Soccer Symposium held at Duke University's Forum for Scholars and ...