The purpose of NASSH, the North American Society for Sport History, is to promote, stimulate, and encourage the study, research and writing of the history of sport; to support and cooperate with local, national, and international organizations having similar purposes. The Society runs its activities solely for scholarly and literary purposes, not for pecuniary profit. NASSH rss Feed NASSH on Facebook NASSH 2016 New Books in Sports logon

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NASSH 2016 Proceedings Now Available

Mar
08

 Proceedings editor Richard Kimball has completed production of the 2016 NASSH Convention Proceedings and ... 

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President's Forum: Racialized Mascots

Feb
25

At the 2016 NASSH Business Meeting a motion was passed that NASSH form an ad hoc committee to draft language indicating that NASSH condemns the names of teams associated with racialized mascots such as the DC football team. The ad hoc committee was also charged with creating a mechanism for membership discussion and debate prior to a membership vote. The mechanism for debate is provided through this new President's Forum ...

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Sport History Graduate Program Information Project Launched

Feb
15

 Western ph.d. student Tom Fabian has begun the painstaking compilation of an inventory of sport history-related graduate programs offered by universities worldwide. This inventory will be of great assistance to undergraduate students ...

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NASSH Executive Board Statement on President Trump's Executive Order

Feb
05

 The North American Society for Sport History is an inclusive organization, committed to uninhibited scholarly discourse. Additionally, the NASSH Executive Board values the Society’s members, potential members, and the diversity they represent. ...

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NASSH Conference Organizers' Response to Recent Political Events

Feb
02

 As hosts for the 2017 NASSH Conference, we wish to address any concerns that some members may have in light of recent and pending political decisions made by the Trump administration.
On January 27th, 2017, the President of the United States issued an executive order that suspended visa entry for citizens of Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen for 90 days....

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NASSH 2017 Registration Now Open

Jan
31

 Registrations for the 2017 NASSH Annual Conventions are now available. To take advantage of the early bird ...

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CfP: 2017 Conference of the Sport Literature Association

Jan
24

 The 34th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held Wednesday, June 21 through Saturday, June 24, 2017, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, West Virginia. West Liberty is located ...

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Taking Charge of the Future of Sport History - Concluding Remarks

Nov
14

I hope that you have enjoyed the President's Forum: Taking Charge of the Future of Sport History at Academic Institutions. We are greatly appreciative to our colleagues who have contributed to the forum ...

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Taking Charge of the Future of Sport History at Academic Institutions IX

Oct
13

In the last guest posting for the President's Forum, long time administrator and advocate for sport history and, currently Principal, University of Toronto, Scarborough campus, Bruce Kidd examines not just useful strategies for sport historians but our responsibilities to the field to ensure that it prevails through the current challenges posed in post-secondary education environments. 

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Taking Charge of the Future of Sport History at Academic Institutions VIII

Sep
12

In the eighth edition of the President's Forum, Professor Doug Booth, Dean of the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Otago emphasizes the role of sport historians in advancing the discipline publicly, how to regularly draw attention to the great successes of the field to senior administrators, and to continue to enhance the reputation of our peer-reviewed journals.

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