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    Midland History, Volume 46, Issue 2, 2021 | History of Sport in the Midlands

    Midland History is a refereed journal which prints articles on midlands subjects from professional and independent historians and research students in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: ‘With No Cinder Path for Track Training, Our Position Is Hopeless’: The Development of Athletics Facilities in Birmingham, 1879-1929 by Luke J. Harris.

    Readable and beneficial sports coaching anthology, offering new perspectives

    Described by the publisher as an array of research project abstracts, Exploring Research in Sports Coaching and Pedagogy: Context and Contingency (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, edited by Charles L. T. Corsby & Christian N. Edwards), comprises five parts and 19 chapters over a mere 187 pages. Still, our reviewer Marie Hedberg, well versed in this field, found a good overview of theories and of areas where they can be used, but she questions the generalisability of the results in the various chapters.

    Life stories of seemingly uninteresting athletes offer a deeper understanding of the conditions that formed modern sport in Britain and Europe

    Dave Day’s edited collection from 2011, Sporting Lives (MMU Institute for Performance Research) originates from a Sporting Lives symposium hosted by MMU Cheshire, and must be considered a modern sport history classic. John S. Hellström is our reviewer, and he finds the sum of the parts to be most rewarding, even though some individual contributions are highly readable. Shame, though, that only one of eleven chapters is written about a women.

    Well researched, crafted and presented, erudite and thought-provoking, eminently readable

    Robert Colls is Professor of History at the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University. His 2020 book This Sporting Life: Sport and Liberty in England, 1760–1960 (Oxford UP) has recieved a number of very positive reviews. Our own reviewer is Dave Day, Professor of History at Manchester Metropolitan University, and his review is equally enthusiastic, giving reason to believe that Colls’ book should be read carefully by all and any sport historians.

    Sports’ relation to other forms of leisure investigated with an impressive variety of historical methods and sources

    Two special issues of Sport in History has been converted into a single 14 chapters volume by the editors Dion Georgiou and Benjamin Litherland: Sport’s Relationship with Other Leisure Industries: Historical Perspectives (Routledge). Our reviewer is Anne Tjønndal, and she offers a comprehensive overview of the collection, which, though it might be better for some to read a few individual chapters, as a whole represents an accomplishment in sport history scholarship.

    The sport of tennis – constantly in the frontline of sport history

    Five hundred pages, forty-five chapters, forty-nine authors – the Routledge Handbook of Tennis: History, Culture and Politics is a veritable treasure trove for academic tennis aficionados. Edited by renowned tennis historian Robert J. Lake, the volume elicited numerous unsolicited enthusiastic exclamations of appreciation and joy from our reviewer, renowned historian of Swedish tennis Johnny Wijk. Actually, his only complaint was the glaring paucity of Swedish tennis.

    Sport in History, Volume 39, 2019, Issue 4: Upfront and Onside: Women, Football, History and Heritage, Part Two

    Sport in History is a history journal that publishes original, archivally-based research on the history of sport, leisure and recreation. The journal encourages the study of sport to illuminate broader historical issues and debates. Includes an extensive reviews section, an annual compendium of sports-related accessions to British archives and a 'Sport in Public History' section dealing with issues of sports-related heritage and memory in society.

    Sports Coaching Review, Volume 8, 2019, Issue 3

    Sports Coaching Review is an international peer-reviewed medium for the publication of articles related to sports coaching. It aspires to be a major focal point for the publication of sports coaching research throughout the world. The journal is mono, multi and interdisciplinary in approach.

    Journal of Sport History, Volume 45, 2018, Number 2

    The Journal of Sport History is published three times a year by the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH). The purpose of NASSH is to promote, stimulate, and encourage study and research and writing of the history of sport, and to support and cooperate with local, national, and international organizations having the same purposes.

    Leisure/Loisir, Volume 43, 2019, Issue 2: Histories of Modern Leisure

    Leisure / Loisir strives to publish a diverse collection of scholarly papers in all areas of leisure, recreation, arts, parks, sport, and travel and tourism. Reflecting the multi- and interdisciplinary nature of these areas of study, the journal invites papers that use a wide range of perspectives and research methods.
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