Nick is studying for a PhD in Dutch Cultural Studies focusing on Football Culture in Amsterdam and Rotterdam between 1910 and 1920.
The study aims to provide a representation of the culture surrounding football in the two cities during this time, incorporating studies of the media, concepts of football-morality, town planning, education and sporting development and the individual.
Areas of Academic Interest
- Sport History and Culture
- Approaches to the writing and presentation of History: in particular, Postmodernism, Relativism and Deconstructionalism.
- Theoretical approaches to Cultural Studies: in particular, De Certeau, Bourdieu, Postmodern, Marxist and Neo-Marxist ideas.
- Identity and Nationalism
- The Netherlands in the Interbellum.
- February 2009: Values, Tensions and Conflict: Football in the Rotterdam Media 1910–1920, UCL Centre for Intercultural Studies (CIS).
- November 2010: Football stadia, memory, cultural history, and the individual: Amsterdam and Rotterdam 1910–1920, Die Memorial- und Sepulkralkultur des Fußballsports, Schwaben Akademie Isree, Germany.
- Nicholas Piercey (2011), 'Investment, Advertisement and Sponsorship: Business in Dutch Football 1910–1920', Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 35 (2011), no. 1 (March 2011).