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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 ...
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)
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 ...
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 ...
Women’s football, Europe and professionalization 1971-2011: Global gendered labor markets
(Diasbola international football migration network website http://www.diasbola.com/uk/foomi-members.html, 2011-11)
This working paper looks at the development of women's professional employment in Europe before the active support of UEFA in the 1970s when two professional leagues operated in Italy to the present situation when Germany ...