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Academic staff

The International Centre for Sports History and Culture is the leading centre for the study of sports history in the world. Our team has produced critically acclaimed histories of football, rugby, cricket and women’s sport, British sport and much more.

Academic staff

Martin Polley - T: 0116 2577662 E:
Director, ICSHC and Professor of History.

Dr Neil Carter - T: 0116 207 8316 E:
Senior Research Fellow

Tony Collins - T: 0116 257 7315
Professor of History

Robert Colls T: 0116 207 8316 E:
Professor of History

Dr Heather Dichter T: +44 (0)116 201 3907 E:
Associate Professor

Pierre Lanfranchi - T: 0116 257 7399

Research Professor in History

James Panter - T: 0116 250 6486
Research and CIES Module Officer

Matthew Taylor - T: 0116 257 7399
Professor of History



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