Sports History and Culture
Established at De Montfort University in 1996, the International Centre for Sports History and Culture, based within the Institute of History, is today widely acknowledged as the world’s leading centre for the study of sports history, with the foremost historians in the field on its staff. Our team has produced critically acclaimed histories of football, rugby, cricket and women’s sport, British sport and much more. To read more about our work, click here.
The International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University invites applications to the Midlands 4 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. Members of the Centre and their research interests are listed below.
Professor Martin Polley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, International Centre for Sports History and Culture
History of sport and leisure; history of the modern Olympic Games and their predecessors; history of sport, politics, and diplomacy; sport and gender; sports heritage; sports historiography
Professor Matthew Taylor – email@example.com
Professor of History, Director of the Institute of History
History of sport and recreation in Britain and Europe; history of boxing; work and labour relations in the entertainment industry; sport, community identities and regulation in mid-twentieth century Britain; migration of athletes and entertainers; sport and leisure in Second World War Britain; Mass Observation and sport; sport and global history; sport and the British Empire
Dr Neil Carter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Research Fellow
History of sport and leisure in twentieth-century Britain; global history of sport and medicine in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; sport and learning disability; sport and ethnicity in twentieth- century Britain; history of coaching; sport and the state; sport and the media
Dr Heather Dichter – email@example.com
The Olympic movement, international sport, mega-events, diplomacy and international relations, sport media, Germany, Europe, NATO