CFP: Sport, health and the body in the history of education -- History of Education Society annual conference
Date: 25 to 27 November 2011
Venue: Glasgow University Union
Deadlines for abstracts: 30 June 2011 and 10 September 2011
Recent years have seen a rapid growth of interest in the history of sport, and historians
of education have participated fully in this development. A burgeoning historiography of
physical education in many cultures and contexts, and broadly defined, has brought
new breadth to the history of education. At the same time, historians of education have
remained interested in health and the body, and significant work has been carried out at
the intersection of the histories of medicine, education and sport. Recent articles in the
Society’s journal, History of Education, have considered a range of topics including school medical inspection in the Netherlands, physical education in interwar Scotland, sport in British universities, and gymnastics in nineteenth-century Hungarian schools.
We hope that this conference will attract papers that range widely in geographical and
chronological scope, and in their subjectmatter. Papers are welcomed on any aspect
of the conference theme, interpreted broadly.
Glasgow University Union (GUU) is a large, well-equipped building, in the heart of Glasgow’s west end. It is one of Britain’s oldest student unions, established in 1885,
although the current building dates from 1931. Many leading figures in twentiethcentury
Scottish and British politics have been associated with the GUU, including John Smith, Menzies Campbell, Donald Dewar and Charles Kennedy. The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451, and moved to its current location in the west end of the city in 1870. Visitor attractions include the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, the Mackintosh House and the Kelvingrove Museum. Guided tours of the university and other Glasgow attractions will be available for delegates to the conference.
To submit a paper for the conference, please send an email attachment in MS-Word
format, giving your name and institutional affiliation (if any), together with the title of your paper and a 250-word abstract, to Mark.Freeman@glasgow.ac.uk.
There are two deadlines for the submission of abstracts. Submissions received by
30 June 2011 will be considered by the end of July, and those received by 10 September 2011 will be considered by the end of the month.