The Rugby World Cup is coming!

sports history

To celebrate the Rugby World Cup coming to Leicester, we are putting on a temporary exhibition relating to sports history. Not only will the display celebrate the sporting life of DMU and its predecessors, it will also showcase the work of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture. The Centre was established at De Montfort University in 1996 and is today widely acknowledged as the leading centre for the study of sport history in the world, with the foremost historians in the field on its staff.

Here is a sneak preview of the display under preparation. It will be ready to view at the DMU Heritage Centre from the 19th September.

sports history 2


About Katharine Short

When I was 13 every careers questionnaire I did at school suggested I become an archivist. In rebellion I studied History of Art at Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute before giving in to the inevitable and undertaking a qualification in Archives Administration at Aberystwyth University. I worked at King’s College London Archives and the London Metropolitan Archives before becoming the Archivist here at DMU in January 2013. My role is hugely varied: answering enquiries and assisting researchers, sorting, cataloguing, cleaning and packaging archival material, managing our environmentally controlled storage areas, giving seminars, talks and tours, researching aspects of University history, liaising with potential donors and advocating for the importance of archives within the organisation. I am one of those incredibly fortunate people who can say ‘I love my job’ and really mean it.
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