British Society of Sports History

Promoting the Study of the History of Sport

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Registration open for our virtual conference until FRIDAY 21 AUGUST!


Sessions will run from Wednesday 26 to Friday 28 August 2020 via Zoom, and are free for all to attend. You can now check out the full programme here.


You are welcome to attend the entire conference, but please don't feel that you have to - we encourage you to indicate on the registration form which sessions you would like to attend across the 3 days. You will only receive the Zoom invitation to the sessions which you register for in advance.


Please register in advance by completing the form available here.


Please note that places may be limited and are being offered on a first come, first served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment!


The Annual Conference is usually also the setting for the Society AGM. This will be held virtually, using Zoom, on Wednesday 26 August 2020. Please see the AGM Notice for details and guidance on using Zoom for this purpose. 




The online format is a direct (and experimental!) response to COVID-19. This year there are therefore fewer panels and papers than usual.

The original venue for the 2020 Conference - St Mary's University, Twickenham - will host in 2021 (Thursday 26 and Friday 27 August 2021).

If you submitted an abstract for the 2020 conference, we very much hope that you will be able to join us in 2021, and we warmly invite you to re-submit your abstract (if you wish) when we open the Call for Papers in early 2021.


Past conferences:

The 2019 Conference was held at Liverpool Hope University.

The 2018 Conference was held at the University of Westminster.

The 2017 Conference was held at the University of Worcester. 

The 2016 Conference was held at the University of Edinburgh.

The 2015 Conference was held at Swansea University.