President's Forum

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

Aug
22

In the seventh edition of the President's Forum, Doug Brown, Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba tackles the issue by providing strategies on how sport historians as faculty members can address the challenges that the field faces on a day-to-day basis and from a very practical standpoint in the long term. 

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

Jul
16

The 6th contribution to the President’s Forum on Taking Charge of the Future of Sport History at Academic Institutions is provided  by Dan Nathan, Department Chair, American Studies at Skidmore College. Dan explores successful strategies for sustaining sport history in a non-Kinesiology Department. 

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

Jun
23

In the fifth edition of the President’s Forum, Murray Phillips examines the current pressures of performing research in Kinesiology Departments and the particular vulnerabilities to which sport historians are exposed...  

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

May
16

In the fourth edition of the President’s Forum, Malcolm MacLean examines three fault lines which challenge sport historians, and he provides a case example of a successful response to these challenges.

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

May
05

In the third edition of the President’s forum, Tony Collins provides compelling arguments for the relevance and importance of sport history for the academy and beyond ...

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

Apr
17

Our second comment, which explores the quantification of research output and the decline of sport history programs at institutions that once led the field, is provided by Jaime Schultz ...

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Taking Charge of the Future of Sport History at Academic Institutions

Apr
05

Given recent attacks on the legitimacy, purpose, and cost of the Arts and Humanities and increased tensions between sub-disciplines within Kinesiology Departments, there is some doubt as to the future of sport history at post-secondary institutions.The purpose of this forum is to confront this issue directly, drawing from the experience of NASSH members who have served as university administrators in various roles–unit coordinators, Department Chairs, Deans, Provosts, and Principals. What should we say, what should we do, how do we speak to administrators, how do we represent ourselves most effectively, how do we speak in terms of strategic and academic planning and budgeting? - On a regular basis, we will post a new commentary and your responses. With each post, please include your name and institutional affiliation.  

Following her NASSH 2015 presentation which examined the importance of sport history, Maureen Smith provides our first comment to set the stage for the administrators’ thoughts and advice.

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