The Lord Aberdare Literary Prize is awarded each year for the best book on any aspect of the history of sport in Britain, or for the best book on any aspect of sports history written by a British author. We're now accepting nominations for titles published in 2021!
The British Society of Sports History is committed to supporting the work of postgraduate, early career and independent researchers. This prize aims to provide an outlet for the exciting work that BSSH members are carrying out. The prize was first awarded in 2022 and in 2023/24, it was extended to include independent researchers.
The Sport in History Best Article Award for 2020-21 was presented to Rafaelle Nicholson (Bournemouth University) and Matthew Taylor (DMU) for their article 'Women, sport and the people’s war in Britain, 1939–45'.
Registration is open for this year’s Women’s History Network, West Midlands Region Conference (in collaboration with the British Society of Sports History) at the University of Worcester is scheduled to take place on St. John’s Campus, Henwick Grove on Saturday, 6th November 2021, 9am-5pm.
Professor Ramachandra Guha is announced as the second winner of the Howard Milton Award for Cricket Scholarship. Professor Guha is one of the world’s leading historians of cricket, with his 2002 publication A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian history of a British Sport being a landmark work in cricket history.
This conference, convened by Dr. Solène Froidevaux and Dr. Claire Nicolas, aims at thinking about the political dimensions of the feminist theories and the ways we use them - or not - in Sport Studies. The call for papers is open.