Quest for change
I want women and girls today to know about our struggles in the past because it can only support their quest for change.
– Petra Landers (former German football player)
Football as a cultural force
When faced with insurmountable challenges, individuals past and present can use football as a cultural force to foster positive change in society. We honour these individuals and tell their ‘untold’ stories in short videos.
Football might be one of the most televised activities in our society. Millions of hours of footage are recorded, watched and rewatched. In addition to the game itself, and the obvious stories of sport, let’s look in more detail into the people behind the game.
Our original videos are developed as part of a European project and combine individual portraits with archival narrations. As our platform will continue to develop, we wish to engage with more stories, past and present.
We made this documentary about the Milan-based football club St Ambreous. This is the story of why we wanted to retell this story, and how we did it.
We asked author David Goldblatt about the Football Makes History project. He notes how the cultural phenomenon of football offers educators highly relevant topics and themes.
In cooperation with the festival “Forum on European Culture”, we spoke with author David Goldblatt about the value of football for Europe, taking historical perspectives.
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Let’s talk football history
Browse our collection of stories about football history and inclusion. With the history of football being made up of millions of stories, of individuals and communities, of movements and processes, we offer stories that can inspire our cultural conversations today.
The story of Lily Parr sketches out the earlier days of female football in England and beyond.
Enter a journey along known, and less well-known stories in football history. Dr. Kevin Moore’s work will be good with students too!
Explore our innovative educational resources that use football’s history, heritage and legacy to engage young people. The resources include ready-made lesson plans and historical source collections for school history education as well as toolkit with activities for non-formal settings.
Linking the history of Spain, football and nationalism through a world-famous example of Real Madrid – Barcelona rivalry.
In 1878 Lewandowski would have played for Russia. This learning activity helps students learn about identities and changed borders by taking the EURO2016 teams back to 1871 and 1922.