The website of Dr. Matthew L. McDowell, University of Edinburgh, Moray House School of Education.
Interview where I discuss the first stages of my work on the Falkland Islands in international sporting competition.
Interview where I discuss the first steps of my work to write a book on the history of surfing in Caithness.
Matthew L McDowell BA PhD Introduction The Falkland Islands have regularly participated in the biennial Island Games sporting tournament since 1993. The initial scope of my funding was to examine Falkland Islands participants’ memories of the events themselves and their preparation towards them, along with their motivations for doing so. I was also interested in … Continue reading Report to the Shackleton Scholarship Fund: The Falkland Islands in the Island Games, 1993-present
FIONA SKILLEN, Glasgow Caledonian University MATTHEW L. McDOWELL, University of Edinburgh ABSTRACT The 1970 British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh is widely thought to have been a barnstorming success, and an excellent advertisement for Scotland. Recent research by the authors, however, shows that the event was nevertheless a deeply politicized one: reflective of Scotland’s status as a “stateless … Continue reading The 1970 British Commonwealth Games: Scottish reactions to apartheid and sporting boycotts