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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.

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Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships - National Football Museum Research Consortium

The National Football Museum Research Consortium is offering up to three new research studentships a year to study for a PhD with the members of the Consortium and a UK University, funded through the Arts and Humanities...

Annual Rowing History Forum

Rocking the Boat: Women in Rowing Saturday 21 November 10am - 4pm Discover the hidden history of women’s rowing in this year’s Rowing History Forum. The general theme of the forum is Women Come of Age in Rowing in the...

International Sports and Leisure History Colloquium

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th February 2016 Organised by SpLeisH in conjunction with the Department of Exercise and Sports Science, MMU Cheshire, and the BSSH North West Venue: MMU Cheshire Faculty, Crewe, CW1 5DU First Call...