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 Keith  Myerscough

Keith Myerscough

Research Associate

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Email: keithmyerscough@gmail.com
Telephone: 01253 389 253

The Social and Cultural History of Swimming.
Cross Cultural Studies in the Development of Basketball.

  Previous Posts
Teacher of physical education within the Secondary School sector and formally Senior Lecturer in Sports Development at the University Centre in Blackpool.
  Research Interests
Current research Interests:

1. The social & cultural history of swimming in Lancashire, 1846-1914.
2. Cross-cultural studies on the development of basketball in the USA and England, 1892-1936.
3. Contested leisure spaces for sport and leisure in Blackpool.
  Projects / Publications
Books:
David Day, (Ed.), Sport and Leisure Histories, 'By the side of the silvery sea': The Prince of Wales Swimming Baths, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013, Chapter 9, 138-161.
David Day, (Ed.), Sporting Lives, Joey Nuttall: The 'Lightening Merman' of Stalybridge, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2011, Chapter 8, 112-125.
Bohumil Svoboda and Antonin Rychtcky, (Eds.), Physical Activity for Life: East and West, South and North, Basketball and the YMCA Movement in the USA and England: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport, 9th Biennial Conference, July 2-7, 1994, Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 1995, 203-8.

Journals:
Keith Myerscough, 'Nymphs, Naiads and Natation', The International Journal of the History of Sport, Frank Cass, Volume 29, Issue 13, 25 October, 2012, 1907-1926.
Keith Myerscough, 'The Game with No Name: The Invention of Basketball', The International Journal of the History of Sport, Frank Cass, Volume 12, Number 1, April1995, 137-52.

Conference Papers:
Myerscough, K. (2015). 'A Commercially Organised Spectator Sport: Taking a Long Dive off a Crowded Pier'. International Sports and Leisure Symposium, British Society of Sports History, NW Conference, MMU Crewe, UK 27-28/02/2015.
Myerscough, K. (2014). 'Victorian Working-Class Swimmers: Acquiring a Moral Legitimacy?' British Society of Sports History, NE Conference, Leeds, UK 4/06/2014.
Myerscough, K. (2013). 'Basketball is just a game to play … You don’t coach it: A cross-cultural perspective'. British Society of Sports History Conference, Manchester, UK 6-7/09/2013.
Myerscough, K. (2013). 'By the Side of the Silvery Sea: The Prince of Wales Baths'. BSSH North-West Sport and Leisure History Network, MMU, UK, 18/05/2013.
Myerscough, K. (2012). 'Nymphs, Naiads and Natation'. Recording Leisure Lives: Sports, Spectacles and Spectators in 20th century Britain. Bolton University, UK, 03/04/2012.
Myerscough, K. (2012). 'Sport Media: Nymphs, Naiads and Natation'. Sport, Gender and Media, International Women’s Day, York University, Centre for Women’s Studies, UK, 10/03/2012.
Myerscough, K. (2012). 'From Joey Nuttall to Nymphs, Naiads and Natation'. Research Seminar, De Montfort University, International Centre for Sports History and Culture, UK, 27/01/2012.
Myerscough, K. (2011). 'Nymphs, Naiads and Natation'. 7th Annual Sports History Ireland Conference, University College Dublin, 10/09/2011.
Myerscough, K. (2010). 'The Life and Times of Joey Nuttall'. Sporting Lives Symposium, MMU, UK, 04/12/2010.
Myerscough, K. (1994). 'Basketball and the YMCA Movement in the USA and England: A Cross-Cultural Perspective'. Physical Activity for Life: East and West, South and North, International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport, King Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 02-07/07/1994.
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