Call for Papers: British Society of Sports History Annual Conference, Sept. 5–6 2014, Leeds UK

Lord Aberdare was a keen sportsman, and even though he never got to compete at an Olympics himself, he won the British, French and US amateur tennis titles, qualified for the Open golf championship, and played first-class cricket. Read more.
Lord Aberdare was a keen sportsman, and even though he never got to compete at an Olympics himself, he won the British, French and US amateur tennis titles, qualified for the Open golf championship, and played first-class cricket. Read more.

The British Society of Sports History is pleased to announce that the Annual Conference will be held at Leeds Metropolitan University, Friday 5 – Saturday 6 September, 2014. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Patricia Vertinsky, The Derek Birley Memorial Lecture, Professor Kevin Jefferys, The Lord Aberdare Prize Lecture.

Papers are welcomed on all themes related to sport history and physical recreation. This year we especially encourage submissions from those researching the historical experiences of black, minority and ethnic groups in sport and physical recreation in Britain.

The Richard W. Cox Postgraduate Prize is open to all postgraduates submitting papers to our conference. Further information about conditions of entry can be found at: www.Sportinhistory.org/latest-news/prizes/61.html.

Guidelines and Deadline for Submissions are as follows: Individual or co-authored abstracts (c.200 words for 20 minutes presentation). Please submit as a Word document (including author’s name, presentation title and affiliation) by email attachment to: Bsshconference@googlemail.com, no later than Wednesday 16 April 2014. Please address any further questions to the above email address.

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