Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 4:15 pm – Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 6:00 pm
Constructing spaces, constructing bodies: Sport, control and order (and some fun) in the new Dutch culture around 1900
Date: Wednesday 29th January 2020
Location: Geoffrey Manton GM 224, Rosamond St West, Manchester Metropolitan University
Tickets: Free – Just turn up!
This seminar is part of the History Research Seminar Series at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served from 4pm before every seminar, and please join us in a local pub afterwards to continue the discussion.
Nick Piercey (Manchester Met)
I am currently a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Sport and Leisure History.
My research is concerned with links between sporting culture and wider socio-cultural processes, specifically examining the way early sporting cultures helped to construct different views of the world in late 19th and early 20th Century Netherlands. In 2016, I published my first monograph, which constucted 4 different histories about early dutch football and its links with history, culture, politics and everyday life. This can be downloaded for FREE here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/four-histories-about-early-dutch-football
My current work examines the intersection between Movement Cultures, Spaces and the Body in the Netherlands. I am also working with other members of the International Sport and Leisure History Research team (SpLeisH) on examining the role of multiple perspectives in historical constructions and local Manchester Urban History.