Call for Papers: The British Society of Sports History Annual Conference 2013

ascot-historyCall for Papers: The British Society of Sports History Annual Conference

6-7 September 2013

Organised by Manchester Metropolitan University

We are pleased to invite you to the 31st Annual Conference of the British Society of Sports History, taking place on Friday and Saturday, 6-7 September 2013 at the Wychwood Park Conference Centre in Cheshire.

The conference will be open-themed. Papers should be a maximum of twenty minutes in length with ten minutes for questions and discussion. Ideas for Specialist Panels will also be strongly encouraged.

Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words and should be emailed to The Conference Committee at by Friday 19 April 2013. Please include a short biography (maximum 50 words) including institutional affiliation and email contact address.

We would also strongly encourage postgraduates to submit abstracts. The Richard W. Cox Postgraduate Prize will be awarded for the best paper presented by a postgraduate student. Please indicate when you submit your abstract if you wish to be considered for this award.

The conference will receive the Sir Derek Birley Annual Memorial Lecture and a special lecture from the most recent winners of The Lord Aberdare Book Prize.

Registration details and further information will be posted on our website shortly. Abstracts, registrations and all other queries should be sent to Dave Day at

Please forward this to any of your colleagues and postgraduate students who may find this of interest. Visit the BSSH homepage.

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