Nick Piercey

Nick obtained his PhD in Dutch Cultural Studies from UCL in 2011, looking at the cultures surrounding football in Rotterdam and Amsterdam between 1910 and 1920. The study provided a representation of various aspects of footballing cultures incorporating studies of the media, concepts of morality, historical geography, education, and individual histories.

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 and Postmodern concepts.
  • Identity and Nationalism
  • The Netherlands in the Interbellum. 


  • PIERCEY, N., ‘Football Grounds, Memory and Cultural History in Amsterdam and Rotterdam from 1910 to 1920: The Football Stadium and Ground as a Historical Resource’, in Herzog, M.,(Ed.), Memorialkultur im Fußballsport: Medien, Rituale und Praktiken des Erinnerns, Gedenkens und Vergessens., Irseer Dialoge. Kultur und Wissenschaft Interdisziplinar, Band 17, (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2013) pp. 287-309

Teaching at UCL

In 2013/14 Nick will be teaching the following courses:

  • DUTC1101: Born out of Rebellion: The Low Countries from the Dutch Revolt to the eve of World War I
  • DUTC2101: At the Crossroads of Europe: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg in the 20th and 21st centuries
  • DUTC4205: Contemporary history and culture of the Low Countries

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