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?



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


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


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 2024 conference will take place at the University of Chichester from the 21st to the 23rd of August 2024. 

Proud to partner with Playing Pasts!

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