Second Call for Papers: Oral History and Sport. The British Library, London, September 19th 2014

The call for papers for the Oral History and Sport Conference is now open. The deadline for proposals is Friday 17th May 2014.

The SHN welcomes submissions for presentations, panel discussions, or work-shops that address the theme of sports heritage and oral history.


Submissions should be in the form of an abstract of no more than 300 words. For all types of proposals, applicants should demonstrate the links between sporting heritage and oral history. Where possible, proposals should aim to show the practical use of sporting heritage in the field of oral history. However, in exceptional circumstances, submissions which are purely theoretical in basis may also be considered.

Submission guidelines:

Presentations:  Submissions should be for presentations of no more than 20 minutes duration.  Abstracts should include the names of speaker(s), a brief speaker biography, information about the theme of the presentation, and links to any relevant websites.

Panel discussions: Submissions should aim for discussions of no more than 30 minutes duration.  Abstracts should include details of the panel chair and panel speakers (including brief biogs), and should demonstrate how the discussion will involve conference delegates.

Work-shop proposals: Submissions should aim for work-shops to be no more than 30 minutes in duration. Abstracts should include the workshop leader or leaders names (and brief biography), an outline of how the workshop will be managed, information about how the delegates will be involved, and what delegates will learn from the workshop.

How to submit proposals:

Please send abstracts by email to: Justine Reilly at

For more information or queries regarding proposals, please contact Justine Reilly at

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