World War I special journal issues

Naturally the anniversary of the start of the war to end all wars has created a plethora of special issues on the subject. What I have found engaging about these is the coverage of the not so obvious material. A prime example is Comparative Legal History, and its...

Sport’s Role in 1951’s Festival of Britain

Sport and Leisure History Sport’s Role in 1951’s Festival of Britain Iain Wilton (Queen Mary, University of London) 19 March 2012   The Festival of Britain held in 1951 is generally described as a rather insular affair focused on Britain without much consideration...

Sports and Celebrations

For the UK, 2012 is turning into one of those years where celebrations mingle with fears of recession and global economic catastrophe.  It’s an odd mix.  The hosting of the Olympics and Paralympics Games this summer alongside the recent celebration of Queen Elizabeth...

Taking the Field: Telling the Stories of Grassroots Cricket

Sport and Leisure History 9 January 2012  Dr Emma Peplow (University of Glamorgan/Marylebone Cricket Club) Taking the Field: Telling the Stories of Grassroots Cricket   Most histories of cricket ignore the grassroots game in favour of the bigger teams.  Emma Peplow...