Sports and Celebrations: A Special Virtual Issue

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In 2012, the UK will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. To mark these historic events, Historical Research is pleased to present a selection of previously published papers and recent IHR podcasts on the theme of ‘Sports and Celebrations’:

Rules for the Observance of Feast-Days in Medieval England
Volume 34, Issue 90, November 1961

The Book of the Disguisings for the Coming of the Ambassadors of Flanders, December 1508
A. R. Myers
Volume 54, Issue 129, May 1981

‘For refreshment and preservinge health’: the definition and function of recreation in early modern England
Elaine McKay
Volume 81, Issue 211, February 2008

Sports and celebrations in English market towns, 1660–1750
Emma Griffin
Volume 75, Issue 188, May 2002

The Cult of the Centenary, c.1784–1914
Roland Quinault
Volume 71, Issue 176, October 1998

Bonfire Night in Mid Victorian Northants: the Politics of a Popular Revel
D. G. Paz
Volume 63, Issue 152, October 1990

Queen Victoria opens Parliament: the Disinvention of Tradition
Walter L. Arnstein
Volume 63, Issue 151, June 1990

Reynolds’s Newspaper, Opposition to Monarchy and the Radical Anti-Jubilee:Britain’s Anti-Monarchist Tradition Reconsidered
Antony Taylor
Volume 68, Issue 167, October 1995

The ‘Last Night of the Proms’ in historical perspective
David Cannadine
Volume 81, Issue 212, May 2008

Exhibiting a new Japan: the Tokyo Olympics of 1964 and Expo ’70 in Osaka
Sandra Wilson
Volume 85, Issue 227, February 2012

The Olympics, documentation strategy and the Minnesota Method The Olympics, documentation strategy and the Minnesota Method
Cathy Williams
IHR Archives and Society podcast, February 2012
Read the HistorySPOT blog post for this podcast

‘A Man Cannot See His Own Faults’: British Professional Trainers and the 1912 Olympics'A Man Cannot See His Own Faults': British Professional Trainers and the 1912 Olympics
David Day
IHR Sport and Leisure History seminar series, February 2012

Sport’s Role in 1951′s Festival of Britain Sport's Role in 1951's Festival of Britain
Iain Wilton
IHR Sport and Leisure History seminar series, March 2012

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