Professor Tony Collins
Experts from three Japanese universities will be in Leicester on Monday (9 July) to take part in a seminar that will focus on sport in Japan and the UK.
The event – hosted by De Montfort University (DMU) – will bring together visiting academics from Hokkaido University, Kobe University and Yamaguchi University, as well as experts from DMU’s International Centre for Sports History and Culture.
Topics for discussion include sport and the development of capitalism in Japan, the influence of sport on nationalism in Japan, and the history of mixed hockey in England.
Professor Tony Collins, director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture, is hosting the event.
“Over the past few years, a number of staff from the International Centre for Sports History and Culture have been invited to Japan to give lectures, so we’re delighted to be able to reciprocate and welcome our colleagues from Japan to De Montfort University,” he said.
“As an international centre, we’re always keen to meet up with colleagues from around the world and share our research and expertise – and this seminar is a great opportunity to strengthen our relationship with universities in Japan.”
Sport in Japan: A Comparative Perspective will take place in DMU’s Clephan Building from 1pm on Monday.
Anyone with an interest in sport or Japanese history is welcome to attend. To reserve your place, or for more information, please email email@example.com|
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