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Who we are?

Welcome to the website for the British Society of Sports History. Our purpose is to promote the study of the history of sport.

Our work includes activities as diverse as encouragement of research within and beyond academic settings, support for the preservation of the sporting record, collaboration with the museum and heritage sector, promotion of the study of the history of sport in higher and further education as well as by those in secondary school, and engagement with the broader public media.

As part of this promotion, we organise an annual conference and publish the journal Sport in History, as well as work with the broader sports history community to organise and support local and regional activities. Alongside these activities, we are building and supporting networks of post-graduate students and links with other social history groups.

The BSSH has members across the world, and we welcome anyone with an interest in the history of sport to our website and hope the material here is both interesting and useful for you. We are committed to sharing ideas, information and a passion for the study of the history of sport in a wide range of historical settings, and invite you to join us in these efforts.

Recent articles

 

One day conference The World of the Outdoors, Friday 24 June 2016 at University of Cumbria (Lancaster Campus)

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British Society of Sports History Conference 2016 Call for Papers


 

The World of the Outdoors

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BSSH South Winter 2015 Workshop: 'Sport, Leisure and Visual Culture'

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International Sports and Leisure History Colloquium

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Annual Rowing History Forum

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Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships - National Football Museum Research Consortium

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