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    Swinging clubs from Indian culture and society to British fitness culture:...

    Conor Heffernans new book Indian Club Swinging and the Birth of Global Fitness: Mugdars, Masculinity and Marketing (Bloomsbury) tells the story of the rise and growth of club swinging as it spread from India to Europe and America, asking why and how it became so popular. Hans Bolling likes a good historical account, and the history of Club Swinging was new to him. He commends and recommends Heffernan’s interesting, readable and well-researched book about a phenomenon that fell out of fashion well over a century ago.


    Call for Papers | “Novel Insights into Sports History”, Special Issue of Histories | Call ends December 24, 2024

    This special issue belongs to the section "Historiography", and papers for the issue can address any aspect of the writing and researching of sports history. If you think you have something novel to present and are interested in submitting a paper please contact Dr Dave Day, the editor for this special issue, at to discuss your proposal. Agreed papers would be expected to be submitted for the first round of reviews by the end of December 2024.

    Call for Papers | “Governance and policymaking in the Western Balkans toward European Union integration”, Special Issue of NISPAcee Journal of Public Policy |...

    The NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy and Special Issue editor Marko Begović welcome individual submissions up to 8000 words (inclusive of references and notes) that discuss, examine, or review the governance and policymaking in the Western Balkans toward European Union integration.

    Call for Papers | “Sport and Politics: Contexts, Connections, Confrontations”, Special Issue of Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Studia Territorialia | Call ends July 15,...

    Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Studia Territorialia is a leading Czech peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on area studies. It covers the history and the social, political, and economic affairs of the nations of North America, Europe, and post-Soviet Eurasia in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal is published open access by the Institute of International Studies of Charles University, Prague. It is indexed in the SCOPUS, ERIH PLUS, EBSCO, DOAJ, CEEOL databases, among others.

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