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BSSH Annual Conference 2011

British Society of Sports History Annual Conference 2011

London Metropolitan Business School is pleased to invite members of the BSSH and all other interested persons to the 29th Annual Conference of the British Society of Sports History, 2–3 September 2011.

The conference will take place at the Holloway Road campus of London Metropolitan University, situated in North London (next to Emirates Stadium). The campus is served by Holloway Road tube station on the Piccadilly Line, which offers direct access to Kings Cross and St Pancras railway stations and Heathrow airport.

About London Metropolitan Business School

The conference will be hosted by London Metropolitan Business School (LMBS). LMBS is one of the largest Business Schools in Europe and has achieved excellence in teaching and research. London Metropolitan University is one of the foremost providers of undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and vocational education and training in Britain. Its programmes include both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Sports Management, along with an innovative International Sports Management Duel Degree (in partnership with SUNY Cortland). For more details about LMBS see http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/lmbs/

Call for Papers

The conference will be open-themed. Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, with ten minutes for questions and discussion. Abstracts (no longer than 200 words) and suggestions for panel sessions should be and should be sent to the Conference Committee (email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by Friday 6th May 2011.

Richard Cox Post-Graduate Award

Postgraduates are especially encouraged to submit abstracts. Postgraduates who present at the conference are eligible to submit a paper for the Richard W. Cox Postgraduate Prize.

To be eligible for this prize, candidates must submit a written copy of their paper (no longer than 6000 words) to the organising committee by the 1st of June. These written papers will be considered by a judging panel and the result will be announced at the conference. Only students who present a paper at the conference are eligible for this award.

Please indicate when submitting your abstract if you wish to be considered for this award.

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