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.
PhD, Dutch Cultural Studies, 2011, University College London
MA History (Dist), 2005, University of London (UCL)
BA History (Hons), 2004, University of London (UCL)
2017: Sessional Lecturer (History) University of Worcester
2012-2014: Teaching Fellow in Modern Low Countries History, University College London (UCL)
2018-present: Executive Board Member of the Assocaition for Low Countries Studies.
2017-present: Trustee of the British Society of Sport History.
2016: Acting Head, UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies.
PIERCEY, N., OLDFIELD, S-J, (Eds.) Sporting Cultures: Global Perspectives, (Manchester: MMU Sport and Leisure Publications, 2019).
PIERCEY, N., Four Histories about early Dutch football, 1910-1920: Constructing Discourses (London: UCL Press, 2016).
PIERCEY, N., ‘Sport and the New Culture in the ‘Second Golden Age’: Amsterdam’s Sporting Entrepreneurs in the 1880s and 1890s’, The International Journal of the History of Sport, Volume 35, 2018, 709-726.
PIERCEY, N., AND PORTER, D., ‘Transnational connectivity, cultural interaction and selective adaptation: English Corinthians and amateur football in the Netherlands, c.1906-39’, Sport in History, Volume 37, 2017, 124-145.
PIERCEY, N., ‘Investment, Advertisement, and Sponsorship: Business in Dutch Football 1910-1920’, in Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies, Volume 35, Number 1, March 2011, 89-104.
PIERCEY, N., ‘Football Grounds, Memory and Cultural History in Amsterdam and Rotterdam from 1910 to 1920: The Football Stadium and Ground as a Historical Resource’, in Herzog, M.,(Ed.), Memorialkultur im Fußballsport: Medien, Rituale und Praktiken des Erinnerns, Gedenkens und Vergessens.,Irseer Dialoge. Kultur und Wissenschaft Interdisziplinar, Band 17, (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2013), 287-309.
2018: MMU International Sport and Leisure Colloquium 2018, Cheshire Campus, Crewe.
Sport in History Journal
Dutch Crossings: Journal of Low Countries Studies
Journal of Sport History
2018/19: MMU Research(er) Development Fellowship