Archive | August 2014

DRAFT PROGRAMME: British Society of Sports History, Scottish Network, 2nd annual symposium: Highland Archive Centre, Inverness. Wednesday, 29 October 2014

(If interested in attending, please email BSSH Scotland at bssh.scotland AT hotmail.co.uk. Registration costs £10, not including meals.)

1200       REGISTRATION

 

1220       WELCOME

 

Matthew L. McDowell, University of Edinburgh

 

1230       TOUR OF THE HIGHLAND ARCHIVE CENTRE COLLECTIONS

 

Alison Mason, High Life Highland

 

1310       NEW PROJECTS IN SCOTTISH SPORTS HISTORY

 

Hugh Dan MacLennan, Independent Researcher

The National Shinty Archive

 

Wade Cormack, University of the Highlands and Islands

Playing by the Rules: Early-Modern Burgh Sports in the far North East of Scotland

 

Magda Warth-Szczyglowska, University of Glasgow

‘Gamsters at the Gowf’: The category of ‘golf’ in a new Historical Thesaurus of Scots

 

1430       BREAK

 

1440       EMPIRE AND UNIONISMS

 

Simon Glassock, Independent Researcher

Scotland, Empire and rugby: The significance of the Waratahs tour of 1927

 

Sean Huddleston, University of the West of Scotland

The Last Hurrah? Rangers and the Decline of British Unionism since the 1940s

 

1540       BREAK

 

1610       HIGHLAND SPORT AND LAND

 

Barry Wright, University of the Highland and Islands

during the week of the Northern Meeting, the Race course at Duneancroy will be open for HACK, PONY and CART HORSE RACE, at which very considerable merriment is expected’. A consideration of Horse Racing in the eastern Highlands, circa 1660 to 1915

 

Gordon Cameron, Applecross Heritage Centre

Bealach na Bà: a Highland Challenge

 

Michael James, University of the Highlands and Islands

‘To Retire was Ignominious’: Class Participation and Masculine Identity in Skye Mountaineering, 1860-1901.

 

1730       BREAK

 

1740       INDIVIDUAL PURSUITS: UNCONVENTIONAL SPORTSMEN

 

Victoria Connor, The Carnegie Club

Andrew Carnegie’s ‘Heaven on Earth’: Sport and Leisure on the Skibo Estate, 1898-1919

 

Archie Jenkins, De Montfort University

Robert Gibson, long forgotten North Northumberland professional football player and sprinter

 

1840       FUTURE BUSINESS

 

1900       END OF CONFERENCE