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International Sports and Leisure History Colloquium

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th February 2016
Organised by SpLeisH in conjunction with the Department of Exercise and Sports Science, MMU Cheshire, and the BSSH North West
Venue: MMU's Cheshire campus, Crewe, CW1 5DU


Bookings are now open. Last booking date for this event is 24th February 2016

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Call for Papers

Following the outstanding success of the first such event earlier this year, MMU's International Sports and Leisure History research team (SpLeisH), MMU's Department of Exercise and Sports Science (ESS) and the British Society of Sports History North-West Region (BSSH-NW) invite submission of papers for a second international gathering of history scholars on the MMU Cheshire campus in February 2016. As before, the organisers are keen to include as wide a range of papers on any aspect of sport and leisure history as possible and they encourage both independent and institutionally-affiliated researchers, including postgraduate students, to present their work. A number of our European collaborators will be attending and we would like to see as many overseas contributors as possible. Rob Lake from Douglas College in Canada will be presenting a public lecture on tennis history before the dinner planned for Friday evening.

The colloquium will enable researchers to present their work in one of three formats:

  1. A 40 minute paper with 15 minutes of questions.
  2. A 20 minute paper with 10 minutes of questions.
  3. A 6 minute 20 seconds pecha kucha - see for details of how this works - with 5 minutes of questions.

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Any queries should be directed to Dave Day at, via text on 07785545193 or direct Twitter message to @natationist