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British Society of Sports History Conference 2015

Organized by the Department of History & Classics, Swansea University

2-4 September 2015

The 2015 BSSH conference takes place at the Singleton Campus of Swansea University in south Wales. It begins at 1pm on Wednesday 2 September and concludes at 2pm on Friday 4 September.

The annual Sir Derek Birley Memorial lecture will be given by Professor Mike Huggins (Cumbria University).

Dr David Snowdon, winner of the society’s 2014 Lord Aberdare Literary Prize, will also give a keynote lecture.

Proposals for twenty-minute papers should be sent to Dr Martin Johnes via email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by 30 May 2015. Proposals should be a maximum of 200 words long. The final conference programme will be announced in mid June.

Cost of attendance for bookings made by 30 June 2015

Full package (conference registration; Wednesday: evening, accommodation; Thursday: breakfast, lunch, conference dinner, accommodation; Friday: breakfast, lunch): £200

Full package postgraduate rate: (conference registration; Wednesday: evening, accommodation; Thursday: breakfast, lunch, conference dinner, accommodation; Friday: breakfast, lunch): £160

The society will be making a number of bursaries available to help with postgraduate speakers with costs.

Accommodation is en-suite rooms in a hall of residence on the campus where the conference is taking place. Non-accommodation and one day rates are also available. Please contact Martin Johnes (on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for details.

Payment is by credit/debit card or by cheque (payable to Swansea University). Download and complete a registration form and send this to Dr Martin Johnes, Department of History & Classics, Swansea University, Swansea, UK, SA2 8PP.

Bookings made after 30 June must add a £20 administration fee.

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