Professor Pierre Lanfranchi

Job: Research Professor of History

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

T: +44 (0)116 257 7399

E: planfranc@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/sportshistory

Social Media: twitter.com/ICSHC

 

Personal profile

Pierre Lanfranchi is a Research Professor in History at DMU since 1993 and is one of the creators of the MA in Sports History and Culture at DMU and the FIFA International MA in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport.  He is fluent in French, English, German and Italian, with a good knowledge of Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese. He has lectured and supervised in French, English, German, Spanish and Italian, and has also lectured in Spanish.

Pierre is co-Scientific Director of the FIFA International MA and is the Internationalisation of Sport sub-module leader. He is currently working with the Centre International d’Etude du Sport (CIES) as Scientific General Coordinator of the FIFA/CIES International University Network. To date, the network counts 14 universities from 13 different countries as part of the project (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela).

In 2008, Professor Lanfranchi was appointed Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Role of Sports in Society.

Research group affiliations

International Centre for Sports History and Culture, Centre International d'Etude du Sport (CIES)

Publications and outputs

  • Mobility, Migration and History: Football and Early Transnational Networks
    Mobility, Migration and History: Football and Early Transnational Networks Taylor, Matthew; Lanfranchi, P. Taylor, M. and Lanfranchi, P. (2015) Mobility, Migration and History: Football and Early Transnational Networks. In: R. Elliott and J. Harris (eds), Football and Migration: Perspectives, Places, Players (Abingdon: Routledge).
  • 100 years of football: The FIFA centennial book
    100 years of football: The FIFA centennial book Lanfranchi, P.; Eisenberg, C.; Mason, Tony; Wahl, A. Lanfranchi contributed Chapters 4, 5 (50%), 8, 11 and 12. He was the general editor of this output, which was funded by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The research project employed two postdoctoral research assistants (one French and one German) who were managed by Lanfranchi and worked in the official FIFA archives in Zurich for the duration of the project (2001-2004). Lanfranchi, P. et al. 100 years of football: the FIFA centennial book, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
  • La consommation du spectacle sportif: une comparaison entre l'Allemagne, I'Italie et la France dans l'entre-deux-guerres
    La consommation du spectacle sportif: une comparaison entre l'Allemagne, I'Italie et la France dans l'entre-deux-guerres Lanfranchi, P. Lanfranchi, P. (2004) La consommation du spectacle sportif: Une comparaison entre l'Allemagne, I'Italie et la France dans l'entre-deux-guerres. Le Mouvement Social, 206. pp. 115-125.
  • "Mister" Garbutt: the first European manager
    "Mister" Garbutt: the first European manager Lanfranchi, P. Lanfranchi, P. (2002) "Mister" Garbutt: The First European Manager. The Sports Historian, 22(1), pp. 44-59.
  • Moving with the ball: the migration of professional footballers
    Moving with the ball: the migration of professional footballers Lanfranchi, P.; Taylor, Matthew Lanfranchi and Taylor contributed equal amounts (50/50) in the writing of this output. Lanfranchi, P. and Taylor, M. (2001) Moving with the Ball: The Migration of Professional Footballers, Oxford: Berg.
  • European heroes : myth, identity, sport.
    European heroes : myth, identity, sport. Lanfranchi, P.; Holt, Richard; Mangan, James Anthony Holt R., Mangan, J. A. and Lanfranchi, P. (eds.) (1996) European heroes : myth, identity, sport. London : Frank Cass.

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Key research outputs

  • P. Lanfranchi, C. Eisenberg, T. Mason and A. Wahl, 100 Years of Football: The FIFA Centennial Book. Weidenfeld Nicolson illustrated – 2005
  • P. Lanfranchi and M. Taylor, Moving with the Ball: The Migration of Professional Footballers. Berg Publishers – 2001
  • P. Lanfranchi, R. Holt and J. Mangan. European Heroes: Myth, Identity, Sport. Frank Cass Publishers – 1996.

Research interests/expertise

Professor Lanfranchi has interests in the world diffusion of football. He is particularly interested in the development of the game in all continents.

  • Stadium and society - The impact of stadium in local cultures
  • Sport and the European Union 
  • Professional football players and transfer regulations
  • Sport and decolonisation in France
  • Football in South America, in particular in Argentina and Colombia

Ball games before football

Areas of teaching

CIES/FIFA International MA in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport / PhD Supervisions

Qualifications

  • BA in History and Art History, University of Montpellier 
  • MA in History, University of Montpellier, 1982 
  • PhD in History of German Cultural Policy, European University Institute, 1988