Thursday, 7 August 2014

A Busy Summer

This summer has been a busy time for us here at Soccermadboffins.  In addition to launching the blog and watching (and writing about!) the 2014 FIFA World Cup, we have been very busy with football related research including our business history project of the organisation and legacy of the  FIFA World Cup 1966. 

We also enjoyed appearing twice as studio guests on BBC Radio York's popular drivetime show to talk about the research, the blog, and to discuss the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 

Excellent progress has also been made on the research, including the presentation of work-in-progress findings at three important academic conferences:

·         - The York Management School Summer Conference, University of York
·          -   Association of Business Historians Annual Conference, University of Newcastle
·         - Management History Research Group Annual Workshop, Institute of Financial Services University College Campus, London.

Attendance at all of these events generated a great deal of interest in the study and provided high quality peer review. 

The next presentation from the project shall be at the Port City Lives conference, University of Liverpool, September 11th and 12th.

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