Monthly Archives: April 2014

1960: Melbourne

OK, ‘fess up. Do you read history books? Let’s take the example of World War One, given that we are nearing one hundred years since that awful bloody battle began. Apart from learning about it in school, have you ever been moved to pick up a historical study of the Great War, say The Guns of August […]

1908: Rushcutter’s Bay

This isn’t the story of the Hurricane. But Rubin Carter’s death on Sunday is the prompt for this week’s post. Carter’s story – powerful and compelling – reminded me of the trails and tribulations of another boxer, Jack Johnson. And Australia has a part to play in Johnson’s story, because it was in Sydney in […]

1621: Oxford

Melbourne is the city of Schaudenfruede. You know what I mean, that inkling of joy at another’s misfortune. So are you feeling it? To ascertain your Schaudenfreude levels, why not take this quick test: See? Now some very clever American neuroscientists have been doing some experiments into Schaudenfreude with baseball fans. They hooked up fans of hard core rivals – the […]

1949: Cambridge

For some time now, one of the people I share my house with – aka my son – has been bugging me to blog about e-sports. Our conversations go something like this: “What’s an e-sport?’ “It’s like for example if you are playing Gran Turismo, car driving is a sport and they are doing it […]

The Sport History Project

meanderings through our sporting pasts


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Australian Football World

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Critical Heritage

the critical heritage group at University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Through the Green Fuse...

Explorations in one John Waddingham's family story

Timor Archives

Clearing House for Archival Records on Timor Inc. (CHART )

Jack Chadwick

illustration | cartoons | storyboards

101 London Museums

A celebration of London's diverse Museums