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'Speed: towards a collective biography of Brooklands' female motor racing drivers'
(British Society of Sports History, 2011-03)
As Roger Munting pointed out in the last BSSH Bulletin, academic historians have written very little on motor racing. In referencing Adrian Smith’s paper ‘Sport, speed and the technological imperative’ Munting located the ...
Women’s Football, Europe and Professionalization 1971-2011
This was one of the four inaugural projects funded by the European Football Confederations (UEFA) at the launch of its academic universitites division in 2010-11. There are currently 53 member associations and the project ...
Amateur and Professional Debates in European women's Football 1950-1980
This conference presentation gave an overview of the development of female football player migration and labour issues from the 1950s to the 1980s. It explored different kinds of movement and migration as well as characterising ...
A History of the World Cup in 24 Objects
(International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University and the National Football Museum, 2014-05-10)
The idea for a football world cup grew out of the popularity of Olympic football tournaments; an increasing number of international competitions and improved communications networks in global sport. This booklet uses twenty ...
Speed: Towards a collective biography of Brooklands’ women: the lives and careers of Kay Petre and the Hon. Mrs Victor Bruce. Institute of Historical Research, London November 2011
(Institute of Historical Research, London (podcast), 2011-11)
Miss Ludy and The Paris Women’s Olympic Games in 1922
This paper focuses on the life of one 'Olympian' who remains unacknowledged by the IOC. The American flag bearer in the 1922 Paris Women's Olympic Games, Lucille Ellerbe Godbold (1900-1981). One of seven children from a ...
For me, the most important photograph of Women's Olympic Participation: the 1912 British 4 x100 freestyle relay team.
The presentation explores a well-known but often taken for granted photograph showing swimmers of 1912 wearing revealing swimsuits. It argues that competitive principles rather than modesty defined the appearance and ...
George Geary: One of the Most Widely Travelled Cricketers of His Time
(Leicester's Sporting Heroes, 2011-02)
George Geary, a Leicestershire County Cricket Club all-rounder was one of the most widely travelled cricketers of his day. He went on to coach at Charterhouse, including among other people, the future England captain Peter ...
Send Her Victorious: A Historiography of British Women Olympians 1896-2012
(British Library, 2010-09-01)
This article gives an overview of the history of women Olympians 1900-2012.