Inaugural Lecture - Football in South America and other histories of teamwork and nationalism
Professor Matthew Brown
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Bristol BS8 1RJ
Inaugural lectures provide an opportunity for academics to share their achievements in research, innovation, engagement and teaching activities before an audience of members of the University community and the general public.
Speaker: Professor Matthew Brown, Professor in Latin American History
How did football become South America's most popular sport? Why not cycling, or cricket, or mountaineering?
In this lecture Matthew Brown, Professor in Latin American History at the University of Bristol, explores the historical circumstances that created the conditions for the rise of the 'people's game', 'the beautiful game'. From British 'informal' empire in South America in the nineteenth-century, to the rise of nationalism in the twentieth, the lecture explores what it means to play together, to dream together and to work together as a team.
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