President’s Welcome

Jan Todd PhotoWelcome to the online home of The North American Society for Sport History (NASSH).   NASSH members share a passion for the history of sport, games, physical culture, and all forms of physical activity.  Since the Society’s founding in 1972, NASSH members have met at our annual convention to share research findings, to explore theoretical insights, and to honor excellence in our field.  In addition, NASSH publishes the prestigious Journal of Sport History, included with NASSH membership.

NASSH welcomes scholars from all academic disciplines, all countries, graduate students, and those who work outside universities.  If you love sport—and like the rest of us, want to understand how and why it has become such a powerful cultural force—then join our community of scholars in writing history that enlightens our sporting future by documenting its past.

Jan Todd, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA