Tuesday 25 April 2017

Summer school list unveiled

Dr Edwards, the former Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, will speak on the history of sport and racial segregation in America from the 1960s. Stock image: Sportsfile
Dr Edwards, the former Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, will speak on the history of sport and racial segregation in America from the 1960s. Stock image: Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

The theme of Sports and Politics will be explored at the 2017 GAA Museum Summer School which will feature a talk delivered by internationally renowned activist and sociologist Dr Harry Edwards.

Dr Edwards, the former Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, will speak on the history of sport and racial segregation in America from the 1960s.

Others speakers on day one of the three-day event will include Dr Richard McElligott on the collapse of the GAA in the 1890s during the Parnell crisis, Jarlath Burns on the GAA and Politics, Doireann Markham on the Republican Boycott of the Tailteann Games, Cormac Moore on the split in Irish soccer and John Hughson on the Hillsborough Tragedy as Cultural Trauma.

Day two will feature Museum archivist Mark Reynolds on the GAA and the 1981 Hunger Strike, while former GAA president Seán Kelly will talk about the GAA and Rule 42 prior to the keynote address on the final day, Saturday July 1.

Places can be secured on https://crokepark.ie/summerschool.

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