International Football History Conference
7-8 June 2018
Key Note Speakers: Chris Bolsmann, Stefan Szymanski & Matthew Taylor
To be held at the City Football Academy, Manchester City FC, Manchester M11 3FF
The second annual International Football History Conference will take place at the City Football Academy, Manchester City Football Club, Manchester M11 3FF, England and will be held over two days (7 and 8 June 2018). There is a fantastic collection of papers being presented with contributions from leading academics from across the globe including many leaders in their field.
Papers focusing on football’s origins, race, discrimination, identity, the World Cup, gender, and issues within football (including football of all codes) will be presented (see below for a draft list of presenters and topics).
Conference organiser Dr Gary James has been pleased with the interest: “The inaugural International Football History Conference was staged in 2017 and proved popular with leading academics, early career researchers, football historians and students and this year’s conference will build on that. It promises to be another significant conference with world leading research presented, while also providing networking opportunities, as well as the potential for collaborations.”
A special edition of the journal Soccer & Society will be produced with selected articles from both the 2017 and 2018 conferences, and Routledge Books have donated £150 of books towards a best paper prize.
Conference organiser: Dr. Gary James