Dean Allen

Dr Dean Allen

  • 01202 965044
  • dallen at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies
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Journal Articles

  • Allen, D., 2017. ‘Tours of Imperialism’: Cricket and Cultural Transfer in South Africa, 1880–1910. The International Journal of the History of Sport.
  • Allen, D., 2014. ‘‘Mother of the Nation’: Rugby, Nationalism and the Role of Women in South Africa’s Afrikaner Society’. Sport in society, 17 (4), 466-478.
  • Allen, D., 2013. National heroes: Sport and the creation of icons. Sport in History, 33 (4), 584-594.
  • Allen, D., 2013. Captain diplomacy: Paul Roos and the creation of South Africa's rugby springboks. Sport in History, 33 (4), 568-583.
  • Allen, D., Knott, B. and Swart, K., 2012. Stakeholder Reflections of the Tourism and Nation-Branding Legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup for South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 1, 112-122.
  • Allen, D., 2012. England's ‘Golden Age’: Imperial Cricket and Late Victorian Society. Sport in Society, 15 (2), 209-226.
  • Allen, D., 2011. The Race for Supremacy – The Politics of White Sport in South Africa, 1870-1910. Sport in Society, 14 (6), 741-753.
  • Allen, D., 2011. South African Sports History and the Archive. African Research and Documentation, 116 (1), 71-88.
  • Allen, D., 2011. 'A Man’s Game’: Cricket, War and Masculinity, South Africa, 1899-1902. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 28 (1), 62-79.
  • Allen, D., 2010. Studying South African Sports History: A Current Perspective. Impumelelo: The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sport, 6.
  • Allen, D., 2009. South African Cricket and British Imperialism, 1870-1910. Sport in Society, 12 (4/5), 464-481.
  • Allen, D., 2009. James Logan and the Development of the Imperial Game. Sporting Traditions, 26 (1), 49-69.
  • Allen, D., 2008. South African Cricket, Imperial Cricketers and Imperial Expansion, 1850-1910. The International Journal of the History of Sport, 25 (4), 443-471.
  • Allen, D., 2007. Tours of Reconciliation: Rugby, War and Reconstruction in South Africa, 1891-1907. Sport in History, 27 (2), 172-189.
  • Allen, D., 2005. ‘Bats and Bayonets’: Cricket and the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902. Sport in History, 25 (1), 17-40.
  • Allen, D., 2003. ‘The 1901 Controversy': Cricket and the South African War. South African Journal for Research in Sport, PE and Recreation, 25 (2), 1.
  • Allen, D., 2003. ‘Beating Them at Their Own Game’: Rugby, the Anglo-Boer War and Afrikaner Nationalism, 1899-1948. The International Journal for the History of Sport, 20 (3), 37-57.
  • Allen, D., 2001. ‘Volksmoeder: Mother of a Rugby Playing Nation’. South African Journal for Research in Sport, PE and Recreation, 2001, 23 (2): 1-6, 23 (2), 1-6.



  • Allen, D., 2017. Sport and the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa, 1899-1902. In: Butterworth, M., ed. Sport and Militarism: Contemporary Global Perspectives. Routledge.
  • Allen, D., 2017. The Game of the English’: Cricket and the Spread of English Culture in North America 1830-1900. In: Gleeson, D., ed. English Ethnicity and Culture in North America. University of South Carolina Press.
  • Allen, D., Swart, K. and Bob, U., 2013. Legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In: Holt, R. and Ruta, D., eds. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Legacy: Meeting the Challenge of Major Sports Events. Routledge.
  • Allen, D., 2013. The History of Adidas. In: Nelson, M., ed. American Sports: A History of Icons, Idols and Ideas. ABC-CLIO.
  • Allen, D., 2012. The Race for Supremacy – The Politics of White Sport in South Africa, 1870-1910. In: Adair, D., ed. Sport: Race, Ethnicity and Understanding. Building a Global Understanding. Routledge.
  • Allen, D., 2012. Englishness and Cricket in South Africa during the Boer War. In: Bueltmann, T., Gleeson, D. and MacRaild, D., eds. Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010. Liverpool University Press.
  • Allen, D., 2012. Imperialism and Sport, British Colonial Africa. In: Nauright, J. and Parrish, C., eds. Sport around the World: History, Culture, and Practice. ABC-CLIO.
  • Allen, D., 2011. The Anglo-Boer Conflict. In: Adair, D., ed. Sport, ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Aboriginality: Narratives of Diversity and Difference. FIT.
  • Allen, D., 2011. Le rugby sud-africain et le nationalisme afrikaner avant l'apartheid (South African Rugby and Afrikaner Nationalism before Apartheid). In: Clastres, P. and Dietschy, P., eds. Le Rugby, une Histoire entre Village et Monde. Nouveau Monde éditions.
  • Allen, D., 2009. South African Cricket and the Expansion of Empire. In: Malcolm, D., Gemmell, J., Mehta, N., Mangan, J., Majumdar, B. and Dyreson, M., eds. Cricket: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Routledge.
  • Allen, D., 2009. 'Cricket's Laird': James Logan. In: Murray, B. and Vahed, G., eds. Empire and Cricket: The South African Experience 1884-1914. UNISA.


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