A life histories project connecting people through material objects related to sports, games and play

image copyright Library of CongressIn October 2011 the RAI ran a small life histories project alongside its ESRC festival of Social Science event called Sport Cultures. The aims of the project were to:

• promote public engagement with the RAI’s Education Outreach Programme
• provide a platform for people to share stories in relation to sport, games and play and become actively involved in anthropology
• initiate activities and events in relation to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics
• explore the connections between identity, sport and material culture through the use of digital media

For more information about the Blast from the Past  take a look at our project guidelines and publicity flyer. The following images are a selection of short-listed submissions to the project.