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 conducts its activities solely for scholarly and literary purposes, not for pecuniary profit.
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New Web Page for NASSH 2015 Nota Bene

Jan
15

The University of Miami has opened a web page for up-to-date information on the 2015 Convention. Please visit the NASSH 2015 Convention web page maintained by the Department of History for current information on the 2015 Convention.

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NASSH Membership Dues for 2015 Due

Jan
27

The deadline for payment of NASSH membership fees for the 2015 calendar year is February 28,2015. Benefits of a NASSH membership include ...

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Position - Philosophy of Sport, University of Southern California

Dec
17

The USC Mrs. T. H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the philosophy of sport at the rank of assistant professor. We are looking for a candidate who shows exceptional teaching and research promise. The Division offers opportunity for research and teaching, and prides itself on its research record ...

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NASSH Goes to Miami in 2015

Jun
13

The North American Society for Sport History will hold its 2015 Annual Convention in Miami, Florida, from May 22 - May 25, 2015. Hope to see you all there!

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Stephen Wenn Appointed Associate Editor, Journal of Sport History

Jun
10

Stephen Wenn, Sir Wilfrid Laurier University, has been appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of Sport History. Stephen will work with incoming editor Murray Phillips (University of Queensland) on the production of the Journal of Sport History, for the next three years.

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NASSH 2014 - Service Awards

Jun
08

At the 2014 NASSH Convention, Bob Barnett received the “NASSH Recognition Award for his service to the discipline of sport history. After receiving ...

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NASSH 2014 - Book Awards

Jun
07

Gwyneth Anne Thayer’s Going to the Dogs: Greyhound Racing, Animal Activism, and American Popular Culture (University Press of Kansas) won the prize for best sport history monograph at the NASSH 2014 Convention. Unable to determine...

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NASSH Reception to Honour Professor Ann Hall

May
27

The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, invites all NASSH members, their friends and family to a reception in honour of Professor emerita Dr. M. Ann Hall, to celebrate her delivery of the 2014 Maxwell L. & Reet Howell International Address during the Faculty's 50th Anniversary Year. The announcement is available here (pdf).

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NASSH 2014 - Seward C. Staley Address

Apr
29

Gerald Early, Washington University in St. Louis, will deliver the 2014 Seward C. Staley Address.

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NASSH 2014 - Maxwell L. & Reet Howell International Address

Apr
29

M. Ann Hall, University of Alberta, will deliver the 2014 Maxwell L. & Reet Howell International Address. She will speak on the topic of, "Muscle on Wheels: Gender, Class, and the High Wheel Racers in Nineteenth Century America."

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