British Society of Sports History

Peter Lang are pleased to have a presence at the British Society of Sports History conference at Wychwood Park Conference Centre, Cheshire, on 6-7 September 2013.

The editors of Peter Lang’s book series Sport, History and Culture, Richard Holt and Matthew Taylor, invite you to attend a drinks reception on Friday 6 September to discuss new proposals for the series.

The first volume to appear in the series, Professionals, Amateurs and Performance: Sports Coaching in England, 1789-1914 by Dave Day, will be on display throughout the conference. Information about forthcoming volume ‘Escaping the Humdrum’: Women and Sport in Interwar Britain by Fiona Skillen will also be available.

Please come by to meet the series editors!

Sport, HDay bookistory and Culture

Edited by Richard Holt and Matthew Taylor

This series publishes monographs, edited collections and reprints of classic studies on the history and the contemporary role of sport, primarily in Britain and Europe but including other parts of the world. The editors wish to make available the very best of recent doctoral and post-doctoral work in the subject area whilst also looking to established scholars for major new books or collections of articles.

Although the focus of the series is historical, it also embraces more contemporary interdisciplinary studies of the role of sport as a local, national and global phenomenon. The series includes both new and established areas of research into the class, age and gender dimensions of sport as well as its political and ideological aspects, including nationalism, imperialism and post-colonialism. The editors wish to encourage economic and transnational studies of sport as well as new work on ethnicity, sports literature and material culture. The series will also reflect on the significance for the writing of sports history of new cultural and theoretical debates.

Genuinely international in approach, the series also seeks to publish English translations of some of the most outstanding scholarship on the history and culture of sport in Europe, South America and beyond. The series aims to act as a focus for the historical study of sport internationally and facilitate interdisciplinary debate on the subject.

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