International Football History Conference 5 & 6 June 2020 at Hibernian FC

International Football History Conference 5 & 6 June 2020 at Hibernian FC
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From Fri 5 June 2020 to Sat 6 June 2020
From Friday 5 June 2020 to Saturday 6 June 2020
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

International Football History Conference 2020

5-6 June 2020

Held at the Hibernian FC, Edinburgh, Scotland.

The fourth annual International Football History Conference will take place at Hibernian Football Club, Edinburgh, Scotland and will be held over two days (5 and 6 June 2020). There is a fantastic collection of papers being presented with contributions from academics from across the globe including many leaders in their field.

Conference organiser Dr Gary James has been pleased with the interest: "The inaugural International Football History Conference was staged in 2017 and proved popular with leading academics, early career researchers, football historians and students. That was followed in 2018 & 2019 by further enjoyable conferences. This year's conference will build on those successes by moving to a new venue, Hibernian FC in Edinburgh. It promises to be another significant conference with world leading research presented, while also providing networking opportunities, as well as the potential for collaborations."

Professor Wray Vamplew is the Official Lead on the Edinburgh-based organising committee. Conference organiser: Dr. Gary James, Honorary Research Fellow at De Montfort University

Draft Schedule - 5th June 2020

Jan Luitzen VIVAT! VIVAT NOORTHEY! A Cultural-Historical Analysis of the Introduction of Football and other sports in the Netherlands.

Martyn Cooke Potters, miners and clerks: A prosopographical analysis of recreational association football players in North Staffordshire, 1873 -1878.

Tom Langton East Anglian Football 1300-1800

Andy Mitchell Edinburgh’s Football Decision in 1854: 'kicking or carrying’?

Jonathan Ervine Visions of football, rugby and rural life in France

Paul Campbell ‘He Is Like a Gazelle (When He Runs)’ (Re)constructing Race and Nation in match-day commentary at the men’s 2018 FIFA World Cup

Stuart Gibbs Women’s Football and the Theatre

Connor Murray Association football: a working class game? An Irish case study 1912-87.

Ronnie Close Cairo’s Ultras: Resistance & Revolution in Egypt’s Football Culture

Derek Catsam Flour Bombs and Divided Families: Reconsidering the 1981 Springbok Tour to New Zealand in a Global Context

Kasey Symons “The AFLW has given me back something I thought I’d lost” - How AFLW has welcomed back the lost voices from the stands and challenged historical ideas of the ‘loyal fan’

Jutta Braun Offside? The Legacy of East German Football in united Germany after 30 years of transformation.

Charles Little “This Good Old Scottish Game”: Immigration, Identity and Football in New Zealand’s Coal Mining Communities

Tommy Tormey The development of association football and Rugby union football in Scotland between the wars (1919-39)

Stephen Morrow Scottish football clubs: Back to the future?

Roy Hay The influence of Scotland on the development of Australian Rules

Iain Adams The US Navy, Thanksgiving Day and the introduction of American Football to Edwardian Britain

Russ Crawford Women's American Football in the UK

Katie Taylor “Women Have Shown They Could Fight” – The Development of Women’s American Football in the Interwar Years.

Ashley Hyne The Life ‘Story’ of Jimmy Hogan: How Hogan hoodwinked the world of football.

Robin Ireland Football and its commercial entanglements: a historical reading with a public health lens

Jo Welford Is the all-seater policy still relevant in the current football context?

Social Gathering & Team Photo

Draft Schedule - 6th June 2020

Gijsbert Oonk Who may represent our country? Football, migration and national belonging at the FIFA World Cup 1930–2022

Peter Watson All that glitters is not gold: Narratives of nation in the press during the Colombian ‘El Dorado’ period (1948-1954)

Zachary Bigalke Raimundo Orsi as a Case Study for Contextualizing Nationality among Foreign- Born Athletes in International Competition

Rwany Sibaja Johnnys & Yonis: Argentina, Scotland, and Their Footballing Gaze Across the Atlantic

Michael Connolly Searching for Brother Walfrid: Football, Faith and Community

Walter Hunt “From a group of lads wanting a game of football to the quarter-finals of a national competition: Key decision points in the development of a grassroots football club

Roger Reade Football in the Community in England and Wales - a Modern History 1979 - the present day.

Wray Vamplew/Hibs Community Hibernian Community Projects

Alex Alexandrou The Creation, Development and Expansion of the Football and War Network

Sarah Priestley Risky Business – Protecting Football Heritage the Watford Way

Tony Robinson London Irish Rifles and the Football OF Loos.

Fiona Skillen ‘Tak my tip - the bold Dick Kerr will be defeated sune’: Women’s football in Scotland during World War One.

Karen Fraser 10 things about women’s football in Scotland that you (probably) don’t know

Helge Faller The story of women’s football in Austria before 1939

Laurie McGinley Women’s Football Changes?

Stephen Bolton “Rutherglen Ladies and the Dick Kerr/Preston Ladies” The inter-war growth, development and spread of women’s football on these islands. Contrasts and similarities in style of two of the greatest exponents of modern women’s football.

Ximing Fan A Comparative Analysis of the Policy Process of Youth Football Development in China and Japan

Haenam Park Football and Hegemonic Competition: a history of Korean football during the colonial period, 1910-1945

Layne Vandenberg the People’s Republic of China to be the birthplace of football with the ancient game of cuju.

Gary Souter How are Male Professional Footballers Affected by Mental Health within Football?


Grant Jarvie

Best Paper Award & Closing Comments

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