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CSFC Seminar Series

Second Thursday; alternate months, 5-7pm, Geoffrey Manton Building LT5.

Past Events:

Thursday 12th December 2013

My imagined community is somewhere else – fans, followers, local lads and sources of social resilience
Prof Roy Krøvel, Oslo and Askershus College Applied Sciences, Norway
Overview of the seminar session is available within the News Section

Thursday 13th February 2014

Coal, Goals and Ashes: Fryston Colliery’s Pursuit of the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup
Prof Dave Waddington, Sheffield Hallam University
Overview of the seminar session is available within the News Section

Thursday 10th April 2014

Ultras way of life: Towards a theory of the Ultras style of sport fandom 
Dr Mark Doidge, University of Brighton
Overview of the seminar session is available within the News Section
Review from the Student Press Office is available on Humanity Hallows

Thursday 14th August 2014

Pyramid Passion – A Photographic Adventure Through the Non-League Football Pyramid
David Bauckham, photographer

Thursday 9th October 2014

Standing Against Modern Football: Building Networks of Outrage and Hope
Dr Peter Millward, Liverpool John Moores University

Thursday 11th December 2014

An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals 
Dr Geoff Pearson, Liverpool University


CSFC Seminar Series – Speaker Profiles

Second Thursday; alternative months, 5-7pm
Geoffrey Manton Building LT5

David Bauckham

For over a decade David Bauckham has specialised in the photography of non-League football culture. Based in Eastbourne, in 2003 he published The Non League Football Grounds of Sussex and followed this up in 2006 with the best selling DugoutsA Season of Sussex Soccer was published in 2008 and his most recent book Love Not Money is a volume devoted to non-League football volunteers. A study of horse racing in Brighton and Plumpton racecourses, Sport of Kings, was completed in 2011.

David’s work has been exhibited at the University of Brighton; and featured in numerous publications including When Saturday ComesGroundtasticStopper (Sweden), and 11 Freunde (Germany); as well as The Mail On Sunday and Four Four Two.

In 2009 David successfully completed a Masters degree in Sport, Culture and Society at the Chelsea School (University of Brighton); and in 2011 received a Football Supporters’ Federation award for “Amateur Photographer Of The Year”. He also contributed a chapter on “Groundhopping” to the Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies (2013).

Dr Mark Doidge

Dr Mark Doidge has researched extensively on the role of politics in sport. He is the author of Football Italia: Italian Football in an Age of Globalisation (2014). His early research focuses on political identity in fan culture, especially within the ultras style of support across Europe and into Asia. This has expanded into understanding how activism in fan movement impacts on the wider governance of sport. He has won funding from UEFA researching the topic “Does Anti-Racist Activism by Fans Challenge Racism and Xenophobia in European Football?” He is an active member of the British Sociology Association (BSA), and is currently convenor of Early Career Forum for the BSA. Mark is also membership secetary of the BSA Sport Study Group.

Dr Geoff Pearson

Geoff Pearson is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Management and Law at the University of Liverpool, and Director of Studies for their MBA (Football Industries) programme. He began researching football fan behaviour, crowd management and legal responses to ‘hooliganism’ in 1995 and has published two books on the subject, Football Hooliganism – Policing and the War on the English Disease (with Cliff Stott) and An Ethnography of English Football Fans: Cans, Cops and Carnivals. 

Professor Dave Waddington

Dave Waddington is Professor of Communications at Sheffield Hallam University, where he has been employed for over thirty years. During this time, he has been a keen student of industrial relations in the coal industry, the policing of public protest, and the impact of pit closures on Britain’s mining communities.

Dr Peter Millward

Dr. Peter Millward is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University.  He has a broad interest in the sociology of football with specific interests in supporter cultures, the governance of football and fan protest groups.  He is the author of two monographs (Getting into Europe, 2009, and The Global Football League, 2011) and has a third forthcoming (Sport and Criminology: A Critical Perspective, 2015, co-authored with Laura Kelly and Emma Poulton).  He has also co-edited two collections.


2014 Conference

Keynote Speakers & Plenaries

We are pleased to announce that the first of our keynote and plenary speakers have been confirmed.

The opening plenary will be delivered by David Goldblatt. David is perhaps best known as the author of The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football, and he is also a columnist for the Guardian, writing chiefly on the
politics of sport. His new book Futebol Nation: The Story of Brazil Through Soccer will be published in May.

Dr Tim Walters (profile at bottom of the page), Professor of English at Okanagan College, Ontario, will deliver the closing plenary. Tim is currently producing a book length study of the relationship between football and late-capitalism, using the conceptual apparatus of the Slovenian theorist Slavoj Žižek. His talk is titled “Another World Cup is possible!”: Brazil 2014 and the birth of Occupy Football”.

There will also be a head to head discussion between Martin Harding, former matchday commander at Maine Road, and Amanda Jacks of the Football Supporters’ Federation. This discussion promises to be a unique and fascinating opportunity to hear two sides of the debate about the policing of football matches.


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