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Sports and Exercise Research Seminar – Dr Tanguy Philippe (Visiting Fellow)

March 15 @ 1:00 pm


March 15
1:00 pm


The Bridge, Room 1001, First Floor, Hardiman Research Building

Reading’ sport and sports culture: a case study of the codification of wrestling styles during the Celtic and Gaelic revival movements.

Tanguy Philippe is a lecturer in Sport and Education Studies at the University of Western Brittany in Brest (France). He has taught previously at the Universities of Rennes, Evry and Savoie. His current research interests are in the fields of cross-cultural encounters in sport, symbolic and normative relations in combat sports, individual and collective culture in physical education, and the integration of research and teaching. His previous researches focussed on wrestling culture in Brittany and Ireland, in relation to the Celtic revival periods, and sports culture’s long-term diffusion by cultural routes (the Silk Roads and the migrations routes between North-western Europe and North America). His recent publications include the following chapters: ‘Wrestling in 19th to early 20th century Ireland and the ethnic stereotype of the Irish fighter in the USA’ (in Travel in France and Ireland: Tourism, Sport and Culture, Peter Lang, 2017) and ‘From Prize fighting to Pride fighting’ (in Rencontres Bretagne – Ecosse, CRBC, 2017).

Contact: Tanguy Philippe – tphilippe@univ-brest.fr