Lectures & Academic Publications


Dean has delivered many keynote lectures and papers on a variety of themes and topics around the world. Here’s a selection:

  •  ‘Sport and Innovation’. ‘Futures in Sport Business’ Conference. Western Cape Government, Cape Town, South Africa.

  • ‘Rugby and Reconciliation’, The Danie Craven Bursary Fund Dinner, House of Commons, London, UK.

  • ‘The Global Development of Modern Sport’. Department of Sport Science, National Taiwan Sports University, Taiwan.

  • ‘Sport and Legacy’. Academy of International Sport, George Mason University, Virginia, USA

  • ‘What Sport Can Teach Us’. Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Provincial Government of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.

  • ‘Gender, Sport and Identity’ ‘Women’s Sport in Africa’ Conference, Oxford University, UK.

  • ‘Re-Branding a Nation’: The 2010 FIFA World Cup’. School of Kinesiology, University of Georgia, Georgia, USA

  • ‘Cricket and Race: Beyond Boundaries’: Sport, Race and Ethnicity Conference. University of the West Indies, Barbados.

  • ‘The Politics of Sport in South Africa’. Sport, Race and Ethnicity Conference. School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

  • ‘Rebuilding a Nation through Sport’, International Conference on Social Science in Sport. Faculty of Sport Ljubljana, Slovenia.

  • ‘South Africa’s Springboks’, International Conference on South African Rugby. Rugby and Empire. England RFU, Museum of Rugby, Twickenham Stadium, London, UK.

  • ‘Modern Sport Examined’. The South Africa Washington International Program, Washington, D.C. USA

Academic Publications

A selection of Dean’s published academic papers:

  • ‘‘National Heroes’: Sport and the Creation of Icons’. Sport in History
  • ‘The Successes and Challenges of Hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup’: The Case of Cape Town, South Africa’, Soccer & Society
  • ‘The Race for Supremacy – The Politics of White Sport in South Africa, 1870-1910’. Sport: Race, Ethnicity and Understanding. Building a Global Understanding
  • ‘Imperialism and Sport, British Colonial Africa’. Sport around the World: History, Culture, and Practice
  • ‘‘Games for the Boys’: Sport, Empire and the Creation of the Masculine Ideal’. Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality
  • ‘South African Sports History and the Archive’, African Research and Documentation ‘Studying South African Sports History: A Current Perspective’ Impumelelo: The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sport
  • ‘South African Cricket and the Expansion of Empire’. Cricket: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • ‘Tours of Reconciliation: Rugby, War and Reconstruction in South Africa, 1891-1907’, Sport in History
  • ‘James Logan and the Development of the Imperial Game’, Sporting Traditions
  • ‘Beating Them at Their Own Game’: Rugby, the Anglo-Boer War and Afrikaner Nationalism, 1899-1948’, The International Journal for the History of Sport

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