Welcome to the British Society of Sports History!

We actively encourage and support sports history in the UK and beyond, through academic research and community projects, and by supporting individual enthusiasts. We collaborate with the museum and heritage sector, with higher and further education institutions, and the broader public media. Every year we look forward to bringing our membership together at our annual conference.

What do we do?

 

Funding

We love supporting new sport history research and events. Find out how we can help you do more.

Seminar

Our seminar series showcases exciting new research in the field. Check out our programme here.

Podcast

Tune in and listen to our hosts in conversation with experts from around the world.

Participate in Our Annual Conference

Our annual conference is a focal point for scholars, practitioners and enthusiasts alike.

The 2022 conference will take place at DMU on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 August. The call for papers is now live - take a look and get involved!

Proud to partner with Playing Pasts!

Playing Pasts is a treasure trove of free, online sport and leisure history content.

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