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Ms Madie Armstrong

Job: PhD Candidate

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities

Research group(s): International Centre for Sports History and Culture

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

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Madie Armstrong is a PhD research student affiliated with the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at DMU. She holds an MSc in Global Ethics from the University of Birmingham and a multifaceted career path including university research administration and development work in Senegal, West Africa. Her research examines the juxtaposition of the public/private persona in autobiography, biography and memoir in the life, writings and photography of Elizabeth Le Blond (1860-1934) mountaineer, photographer and 1st President of the Ladies Alpine Club.


Research interests/expertise

  • Elizabeth Le Blond
  • Woman mountaineers
  • Autobiography and biography


MSc  Global Ethics (University of Birmingham 2004)

Conference attendance

Conference Papers:

‘Elizabeth Le Blond (1860-1934), 1st President of the Ladies Alpine Club:  the challenges of biography.’ British Society of Sports History Conference University of Glasgow Sept 2012 
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