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The Pros and Cons of Report Writing

In Academia on April 11, 2016 at 08:00

What it means to undertake PhD research: Admin Stuff, writing, thinking and starting all over again.
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Writing A PhD – Intro

In Academia on January 14, 2016 at 10:30

Since finishing my thesis and successfully defending it i think back to the time of writing the thesis and living with it. The following is a series of articles about my experiences since 2008.
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Crossing the Line – Chat

In Academia on October 12, 2015 at 15:00

The football season might be almost 2 months old, the academic season commences in early October. The Football Scholars Forum also kicks off a new season. Exciting news: My thesis is the opener! Read the rest of this entry »

Publication: Wembley 1966 and what it means for England & Germany

In Academia on May 27, 2014 at 10:00

I have co-written a chapter in an edited volume looking at football culture in England and Germany.

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Football Philosophy

In Academia on November 16, 2012 at 12:00

Football Philosophy 1970s style as portrayed by Monty Python:

Football Philosophy in the age of digital history, The Football Scholars Forum where academics meet to discuss books on the beautiful game:

Blogging as an Historian

In Academia on November 5, 2012 at 16:24

In an increasingly open sourced world where libraries and archives are accessible from everywhere and in which working and writing in a cloud has become state of the art, where do we place history and historians? This is an attempt to describe the work as an aspiring historian of sport and as a blogger and how to combine these two. Read the rest of this entry »


In Academia, Anglo-German Relations, History on April 26, 2012 at 11:42

Thank You!

This blog started in June 2010 to accompany my academic writing about the Anglo-German rivalry. Since then, there have been more than 5000 clicks on this page. Which means with 50 posts there have been 100 clicks on each post on average. There is certainly room for improvement but nonetheless it is a small achievement. And a reason to say thank you to all who have clicked in the last 20 months. And a reminder to keep on visiting this blog and tell your friends and colleagues about it.

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Special Relationships

In Academia, Britain, England, Germany, History, Identity, Literature on April 23, 2012 at 14:26

The possibly best known ‘special relationship‘ in modern history is between the United States and the United Kingdom. This blog is about the ‘special relationship’ the UK and Germany have enjoyed over the last 60 and more years, particularly on the football pitch but also on other field such as music, the press and literature. This post however, will look at recent press outpourings in Germany about a poem published by Nobel laureate Günter Grass in which he heavily criticized Israel and thus shed a light upon this special relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

The Royal Visit and 404: Press Review 9 March 2012

In Academia, England, History on March 19, 2012 at 20:45

The last comparative press review of some of England‘s daily newspapers in September 2011 saw questions raised about England’s colours and contained some remarks by Jeremy Clarkson that were off the mark. Friday’s saw all papers examined focussing on three major topics: The Royal Visit at DeMontfort University Leicester and the city, the war on terrorism which saw six British soldiers killed and Manchester’s football clubs, United and City almost getting knocked out of the European competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Sport in History

In Academia, Britain, Germany, History on January 20, 2012 at 13:23

Dilemma for young Historians of Sport

A generation of aspiring sports historians are facing a dilemma: on the one hand, the discipline has been recognized by the wider scientific community and as Dilwyn Porter has pointed out: it has arrived and is ‘taking itself seriously’. (Porter, 2011) No longer will writers about sports be considered as ‘fans with typewriters’. The amount of literature that has been published over the last three decades or so is vast, so much so that it presents an almost insurmountable task to grasp the whole width and depth of the literature. Douglas Booth, whose work The Field: Truth and Fiction in Sport History pointed out that the discipline had made a ‘so-called “cultural turn”’ in order to lay bare ‘its multidimensionality, and its relationship to the wider context of discourse.’ (Booth, 2005) Read the rest of this entry »

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