The Road to Rio Public Lecture Series
http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/events/events-calendar/2014/march/icshc-the-road-to-rio.aspx Approaching the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, the National Football Museum in Manchester and the International Centre for Sports History and Culture hosted a series of Wednesday lunch-time lectures about the World Cup, linked to a programme of displays and digital workshops. Road to Rio was presented as part of a larger project on the social and cultural history of the World Cup and funded by the International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, Leicester, in partnership with the National Football Museum and Arts Council England. Lecture details: Wednesday 26 March 2014 - 13:00-14:00 Andre Megale (Brazilian Institute on the History and Memory of Sports, Sao Paolo) ‘A history of Brazilian football’ Wednesday 23 April 2014 - 13:00-14:00 Professor John Hughson (IFI UCLAN) ‘What's it all about?’: Alf Ramsey and the 1966 World Cup' and Dr Stacey Pope (Durham) ‘The Forgotten Fans: Women and the 1966 World Cup’ Wednesday 21 May 2014 - 13:00-14:00 David Goldblatt (Author of the Ball is Round: a Global History of Football) ‘Futebol nation: A footballing History of Brazil’ Wednesday 18 June 2014 - 13:00-14:00 Jean Williams (International Centre for Sports History and Culture De Montfort University) and John O Shea (National Football Museum) with artist group Soup Collective ‘Personal Museums: My World Cup Memory and Memorabilia’. ‘Members of the public share the stories behind their own World Cup objects which (through a process of 3D scanning and printing) are incorporated into an interactive cinematic installation.’ - See more at: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/events/events-calendar/2014/march/icshc-the-road-to-rio.aspx#sthash.om8I4ss6.dpuf
A series of free lunchtime lectures convened by Jean Williams and linked to displays and an exhibition booklet.
Citation : Williams, J. (2014) Lead Convenor of 'The Road To Rio: Public Lecture Series' De Montfort University, Leicester in partnership with the National Football Museum Manchester and Arts Council England 26 March to 20 June 2014
Research Group : International Centre for Sports History and Culture
- School of Humanities