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The Sport and Leisure History Podcast brings you all of the papers given in the series of seminars organised by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. It will also bring you news from the BSSH and discussion of the latest developments in academic research into the history of sport in the UK and around the world.

The Sport and Leisure History Podcast brings you all of the papers given in the series of seminars organised by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. It will also bring you news from the BSSH and discussion of the latest developments in academic research into the history of sport in the UK and around the world.
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The Sport and Leisure History Podcast brings you all of the papers given in the series of seminars organised by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. It will also bring you news from the BSSH and discussion of the latest developments in academic research into the history of sport in the UK and around the world.

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English


Episodes

Sport in History Podcast 25 – Prof. Kay Schiller

12/8/2019
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German sport history in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Professor Kay Schiller of the University of Durham talking about Alex Natan, the fastest Jew in Germany, and the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Sport in History Podcast 24 – Andrew Hao

12/1/2019
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Sport in China in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Y. Andrew Hao, who is a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin.

Sport in History Podcast 23 – Prof Gary Sheffield

11/24/2019
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The history of sport and the military in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Professor Gary Sheffield of the University of Wolverhampton talking about sport and the military during World War 1.

Sport in History Podcast 22 – Alec Hurley

11/17/2019
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The history of rowing in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Alec Hurley, who is a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin.

Sport in History Podcast 21 – Helena Byrne at the IHR

11/10/2019
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Women's soccer in Ireland in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Helena Byrne, who is Curator of the Digital Archive at the British Library.

Sport in History Podcast 20 – Beth Gaskell

11/1/2019
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Sport and the military in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Beth Gaskell, who is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Greenwich where she is completing a PhD on the British Army in the nineteenth century.

Sport in History Podcast 19 – Dr Melanie Bassett

10/22/2019
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Sport in the Royal Dockyard in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Dr Melanie Bassett, who is a Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth, where she manages the PTUC (port Towns & Urban Cultures) website.

Sport in History Podcast 18 – Dr Raf Nicholson

10/13/2019
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UK women's sport governance in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with last week's host, Raf Nicholson, in the hot seat for the first of the BSSH's Sport in History seminars at the IHR.

Sport in History Podcast 17 – Dr Geoff Levett

10/8/2019
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Sport and empire in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. Raf talks to regular podcast host Geoff Levett about his work looking at sport in the British and French Empires at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Sport in History podcast #16 – Dr Chris Stride

9/29/2019
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The history of replica football kits in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. Geoff talks to Dr Chris Stride of the University of Sheffield about the history of the replica kit from its inception in the 70s as a child's plaything to the 90s replica boom when all of a sudden even your Dad thought it was ok to wear a football shirt to the ground.

Sport in History Podcast #15 – Luise Elsaesser

9/21/2019
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The history of polo in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. Geoff talks to postgraduate researcher Luise Elsaesser of the European Institute University about her prize-winning paper on the development of polo in the British Empire in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Sport in History Podcast #14 – Prof Matt Taylor

9/14/2019
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Football history in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. Geoff talks to Professor Matt Taylor of De Montfort University about the paper he presented at the 2019 BSSH conference in Liverpool regarding sport in Britain during the Second World War. In particular we discuss the issue of Sunday sport - an issue that was far more controversial in the mid-twentieth century than it is nowadays.

Sport in History Podcast #13 – Amelia Clegg

9/9/2019
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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.

Sport in History Podcast #12 – Dr Huw Richards

9/1/2019
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This week we're talking Welsh rugby history with Dr Huw Richards in the twelfth Sport in History Podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. Huw tells us about 'The Bounce of the Century' which led to Wales' most recent victory over New Zealand in 1953 in a very tight encounter. We also chat about the hotly disputed try that saw the only defeat of the original touring All Blacks in 1905, as well as looking forward...

Sport in History Podcast #11 – Tom Weir

8/25/2019
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The eleventh 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 post-graduate researcher Tom Weir about the development of the Special Olympics in the UK.

Sport in History Podcast #10 – Amanda Callan-Spenn

8/21/2019
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The tenth 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 judo historian Amanda Callan-Spenn about the remarkable and racy life of the pioneering female judo practitioner Sarah Mayer.

Sport in History Podcast #9 – Dr Richard Parry

8/10/2019
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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.

Sport in History Podcast #8 – Dr Jon Hughes

8/3/2019
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The seventh 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 Dr Jon Hughes of Royal Holloway, University of London about German boxing in the 1930s.

Sport in History Podcast #7 – Helena Byrne

7/28/2019
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A regular seminar attendee, Helena Byrne of the British Library talks to Raf about her work as a web archivist at the British Library and what resources the Library has to help researchers into sport history. Helena also talks to us about her own writing on the history of women's football in Ireland which was recently published in Sport in History.

Sport in History Podcast #6 – Dr Michael John Law

7/25/2019
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In number six of the BSSH podcast in association with the IHR I talk to Dr Michael John Law of the University of Westminster about twentieth century British social history, working collaboratively with other academics and the experience of returning to higher education as a mature student.