20 March 2021
By Göran R Buckhorn
This is a reminder about the free webinar on rowing by Dr Lisa Taylor on 14 April.
The seventh and last of Sports History Webinars organised by the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, will be held on 14 April at 18.00-19.00 (6-7 p.m.) UK time. Dr Lisa Taylor, who has had articles published on HTBS, will speak. Her webinar is called:
‘Where’s My Card, Penny?’: Oral Histories of Sex Testing in International Rowing.
This webinar is free but you have to register. You will get an acknowledgement email, usually within two working days. Approximately 24 hours before the session begins, you will receive instructions on how to join the event. Booking will close at 17.00 on 12 April.
Dr Lisa Taylor was awarded her PhD in 2020 – the result of an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership between Manchester Metropolitan University and the River & Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames. Using a combination of archival research and oral histories with former international athletes, Taylor’s thesis offers a narrative route through British women’s experiences of international rowing in the second half of the 20th century. She has published on the development of women’s rowing in Britain from the late 19th century but is primarily interested in the sport as a context in which to explore post-war social, cultural and gender history. In addition to historical intersections of sport, society and gender, Lisa Taylor is interested in the dynamics of oral history encounters: how these influence narrative constructions, the positioning of the historical self and historical analysis itself.