Programme: The Scottish Winter


Presented by the British Society of Sports History (Scottish Network) and the National Galleries of Scotland
This one-day conference will examine the history of sport during the winter months in Scotland (attendance fee £15)

Dewars Centre, Perth – the Home of Scottish Curling
Wednesday 15 November 2017


Curling Gold Medal Winners, 2002 Winter Olympics (National Galleries of Scotland) REUTERS / Peter Andrews

10.50-11.00 Welcome

11.00-11.20 The Surf Scene in the North of Scotland: an environment of change · Matt McDowell, University of Edinburgh
11.20-11.40 St Andrews, the Home of Women’s Lacrosse · Dr Fiona Reid Glasgow Caledonian University and Jane Claydon, President of Lacrosse Scotland and lacrosse historian
11.40-12.00 Scottish Pantomime and the Winter Show: ‘Oor Ain Folk’ fantasy · Paul Maloney and Adrienne Scullion, Queen’s University Belfast
12.00-12.20 Session discussion

12.20-1.10 Lunch

1.10-1.30 Historical Curling Places of Edinburgh · Lindsay Scotland, curling historian
1.30-1.50 An East Lothian Curling History: reflections · David Affleck, independent researcher
1.50-2.10 Making Curling Cool: narratives of the nations at the 2002 Olympic Games· John Harris, Glasgow Caledonian University and John Vincent, University of Alabama
2.10-2.30 Session discussion

2.30 End


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