The group is intended as a meeting point for all scholars interested in sports history.
This article studies the intersection of sport, religion, and imperialism through the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) as an extension of United States expansion into Puerto Rico after the Spanish American War of 1898. The YMCA’s emphasis on “muscular Christianity” and sports made it attractive to some locals who welcomed this feature…[Read more]
When the United States took possession of Puerto Rico in 1898, an aggressive
Americanization project introduced cultural practices, including
American sports. However, although Puerto Ricans incorporated U.S.
sports to their sporting profile, they did so adhering to a larger Hispanic-
American ideology. Although soccer, or f ´ utbol, was…[Read more]
Tyler Bilton deposited An examination of hockey: identity, gender construction, hegemonic masculinity, women’s hockey, and Turkey in the group Sports History on Humanities Commons 1 year, 7 months ago
The purpose of this study was to examine hockey’s identity, how the game constructs identity, and how the increasing participation of females in hockey in Canada and Turkey is altering identity. Through qualitative research and personal experience it is revealed that in order for hockey and Turkey to modernize, a new male identity needs to e…[Read more]
Ceded to the United States under the terms of the Treaty of Paris after the Spanish-American War of 1898, Puerto Rico has since remained a colonial territory. Despite this subordinated colonial experience, however, Puerto Ricans managed to secure national Olympic representation in the 1930s and in so doing nurtured powerful ideas of…[Read more]
This chapter discusses the political events surrounding the Central American and Caribbean Games of 1966 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It demonstrates how the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico became dangerously entangled within Cold War tensions by denying invitation to, and visas for, the Cuban delegation to the Games. Citing security concerns over tens…[Read more]
This paper examines how two Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico and Jamaica, developed ideas of national identity while negotiating political emancipation within two distinct, yet allied Anglophone empires. We can see this process through the Olympic movement and referred to here as “colonial Olympism.” Both Puerto Rico and Jamaica participated as col…[Read more]
Antonio Sotomayor deposited “Operation Sport”: Puerto Rico’s Recreational and Political Consolidation in an Age of Modernization and Decolonization, 1950s in the group Sports History on Humanities Commons 2 years ago
Contextualized in a Western push for post-war decolonization and modernization, the development of recreation programs in 1950s Puerto Rico helped consolidate the state’s sport institution and, in turn, legitimize a new political status. The 1950s was a pivotal decade in Puerto Rican history due to the creation of the Commonwealth in 1952 and t…[Read more]
Antonio Sotomayor deposited Un parque para cada pueblo: Julio Enrique Monagas and the Politics of Sport and Recreation in Puerto Rico during the 1940s. in the group Sports History on Humanities Commons 2 years, 1 month ago
During the 1940s, Puerto Rico enjoyed the benefits of a U.S. sponsored economic boom as a result of the Second World War. Taking advantage of this influx of capital, the Puerto Rican government’s sport and recreation commission, led by Julio Enrique Monagas, sought out an island-wide plan to build sport and recreational facilities under a social j…[Read more]
Let me start
I am Rafael Duarte Oliveira Venancio, PhD. I work at Universidade Federal de Uberlândia as a Professor. At UFU, I am, among other tasks, advisor to MsC students in Sports History and Sports Journalism.
My research interest in Sports History is Latin American motorsport and South American football and basketball.
Thanks and best regards!
Welcome to Sports History HC Group! The group is intended as a meeting point for all scholars interested in sports history. Let us share our researches and start new working groups for books, articles and conferences.
Prof. Dr. Rafael Duarte Oliveira Venancio
Universidade Federal de Uberlândia