International History Conference
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is delighted to welcome a conference organised by Dr Conor Curran, the British Society of Sports History and the Irish Research Council.
The conference will provide a discussion forum for an historical and contemporary analysis of sport, education and society in an international context. It will examine sport’s historical and contemporary role and place within education with a view towards the development of a research network and the publication of a special edited collection on the subject.
9.15-9.30am, Introduction: Dr Conor Curran and Stephen Scarth
9.30-10.30am, Keynote Talk: Dr Donal McAnallen (National Museums NI) 'Partition, Sport and Education in Ireland, 1921-72'
10.30-10.55am, Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan (University of Edinburgh) ‘The game of the camán people: an illustrated, convivial and collegiate look to the future.’
10.55-11.10am, Coffee Break
11.10-11.35am, Declan O’Keeffe (Clongowes Wood College) ‘ALL THE OTHER BOOTS AND LEGS RAN AFTER’: The long life and slow death of ‘Gravel’ football
11.35-12.00pm, Basudhita Basu (Jawaharlal Nehru University) ‘Discipline and sports: the importance of sports education in Colonial Bengal’
12.00-12.25pm, Dr Richard McElligott (UCD) ‘Look how they seek "their inspiration from the playing fields of Eton, Rugby or Timbuctoo":Nationalism and Sport and Irish Education, 1880-1920'
12.25-12.50pm, Julien Clenet (UCD) ‘Sport in nineteenth-century Dublin schools: beyond the educational tool’
12.50-1.50pm, Lunch at the PRONI Café
1.50-2.15pm, Professor Dil Porter (De Montfort University) ‘Advice to “footballers-in-the making”: lessons in sport and life from a football international’
2.15-2.40pm, Clemence Pillot (Sciences Po Lille) ‘From playing fields to battlefields: Twentieth Century public schools and sport’
2.40-3.05pm, Paul Gunning (Independent Scholar) ‘Northern Troubles on the Free State Education Playground’
3.05-3.30pm, Conor Murray (DCU) ‘The football codes and grammar schools in Northern Ireland, 1922-1972’
3.30-3.55pm, Dr Conor Curran (Trinity College Dublin) ‘The migratory career of Joan Burnett Knight, Physical Education Organiser in mid-twentieth century Europe’
3.55-4.20pm, Tom O’Connor (Independent Scholar) 'Is England's difficulty now Ireland's opportunity? An early look at how the Republic of Ireland's new football pathway is producing a different kind of player.'
4.20-4.30pm, Concluding Comments