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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellows' Seminar - The Boxing Gym as Masculine Space

10th December 2018, 13:00 to 14:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Professor David Scott (Trinity College Dublin)


This seminar is in four parts. Part I places the discussion in the context of anthropological spaces and reflects briefly on the extent to which these may be gendered. Part II focuses on the question of the nature of masculinity, while Part III explores in some detail the status of boxing as expression of masculine identity. Part IV focuses on the boxing gym as masculine space, tracing its development from Ancient Greece though 18th-century England to the current period. The paper finishes with a brief reflection leading to the conclusion that although the boxing gym remains a masculine space it is no longer an exclusively male preserve.

Places are limited
and so any academic colleagues or students interested in attending a seminar should register online in advance to reserve a place. Places will be confirmed within 48 hours of receipt (subject to availability). Alternatively please contact the Institute in advance to reserve a place.

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