Job: Emeritus Professor of Historical and Cultural Studies
Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities
School/department: School of Humanities
Research group(s): International Centre for Sport History and Culture (ICSHC)
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
Jeff Hill was the Director of the International Centre for Sport History and Culture from 2001 until 2007. Since then he has remained in the Centre as an Emeritus Professor. Before joining DMU he was a departmental head at Nottingham Trent University, and has been a visiting professor at the University of British Columbia (1994) and Columbus State University, Georgia, USA (2006). He gave the John R Betts Honor Address to the North American Society for Sport History in 2004, and the Sir Derek Birley Lecture to the British Society of Sport History in 2009. From 2001 to 2005 he was joint editor of Sport in History.
Hill’s main academic interests are in the areas of sport and recreation, popular culture, and historiography and theory, principally in a twentieth-century British and European context. Recent publications include Sport, Leisure and Culture in Twentieth-Century Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), Sport and the Literary Imagination (Peter Lang, 2006), and Sport in History: An Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He has edited the Cambridge Companion to Cricket (CUP, 2011) with Anthony Bateman, and is currently preparing Sport, History and Heritage: An Investigation into the Public Representation of Sport with Kevin Moore and Jason Wood for publication (Boydell and Brewer) in 2012. He has also published several articles and book chapters on the theme of sport in literature over the past few years. He is presently working on the relationship between sport, voluntary association and politics in interwar Britain.
History, and History of Sport and Leisure
Click here for a full listing of Jeffrey Hill's publications and outputs.
Sport, History and Heritage: Studies in Public Representation (Boydell and Brewer, 2012) - with Kevin Moore and Jason Wood.
Cambridge Companion to Cricket (Cambridge University Press, 2011) - with Anthony Bateman.
Sport in History: An Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
Sport Fictions: In Praise of Masculinity?’, in J. Hargreaves and E. Anderson eds, The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality (Routledge, 2014).
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