The ASSH 2012 AGM will be
held at 8.15 pm on Monday, 18 June 2012 in Room PB 108, Building P, Victoria
University’s Footscray Park Campus Library, Ballarat Road, Footscray.
Parking is available
nearby, in the Ballarat Road car park, directly opposite the campus.
Click here for a copy of
the agenda and for a copy of
the proxy form for
those who cannot be physically present on this date.
Please note that the Annual
Meeting will be preceded by a meeting of the Victorian Chapter of ASSH,
commencing at 7.15 pm. This meeting will feature a paper by Matthew Klugman
entitled: ‘"I'm As Nauseous as I've Ever Been... And the Beauty of it is,
You Want to Feel Like This Every Day": Sport and the Pleasures of Embodied
Suffering’. Refreshments will be available between the end of the paper and
the commencement of the AGM.
Congratulations to ASSH
member Robin Poke on the long-awaited release of his book, Olympic Gold.
This volume is a quality production and is already available in all good
bookstores. ASSH members are welcome to attend one of the two planned
launches in Canberra (12 June) or
Sydney (15 June).
Dear ASSH Members,
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issues, sources of funding, publishing, new data and collections, and other
areas of interest to scholars. In addition, the H-Sport also publishes
Conference Reports from smaller, thematic sport conferences as well as a
Journal Watch, a bibliography of sport articles published in journals (both
sport and non-sport) from the previous quarter.
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Memo 5 September 2011: Please click
here to read the President's Memo (opens as a pdf).
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Tom Brock Bequest Committee was established by the Australian Society for
Sports History to promote research and writing on the history of Rugby League,
with a major focus on the South Sydney district. One of the Committee’s
functions is the award of an annual scholarship intended to assist early
scholarship will be awarded to assist in the completion of a relevant project
in the field of history or a related humanities or social science discipline,
preferably related to:
The social history of rugby
league in Australia, OR
The history of the relationship
of rugby league to other sports in Australia
For more information and details on how to
click here. The
closing date for applications is 4 November 2011.
The ASSH AGM and Election was held during the Sporting Traditions Conference
July 2011 at the Mantra At Salt Beach resort, Kingscliff, NSW, Australia.
The new Executive was elected, and the positions are as follows:
all the elected members, old and new, and look forward to a productive cycle
of the Society.
the Australian Paralympic Movement - call for tender
The Australian Paralympic
Committee (APC) seeks costed proposals from suitably qualified individuals
or organisations to document the history of the Paralympic movement in
Australia in a format which meets the needs of the APC for online and
possible print publication. For more information and a copy of the tender
PUBLICATION: Tales From
Coathanger City: Ten Years of Tom Brock Lectures
Edited by Richard Cashman
Published by the Australian Society for Sports History and the Tom Brock
Bequest Committee, Sydney, 2010.
Tom Brock lectures delivered from 1999 to 2008
essay by Andrew Moore, ‘Whither the Squirrel Grip?’, which reflects on the
decade of lectures and study of rugby league
biography of Tom Brock and details of the Tom Brock Bequest Committee, its
committee and the topics chosen by Tom Brock Scholars
Andrew Moore wrote that the lectures reflect ‘authentic voices about the
history of rugby league from people of different work, political,
educational and social backgrounds’.
Author Thomas Keneally, who delivered the sixth Tom Brock lecture, stated
that history, or a sense of historical perspective, should matter more than
it does in rugby league.
Tales From Coathanger City
seeks to address this imbalance.
More details can
be found on the Tom Brock Lecture page.
download the order
form fill in all details and post with payment to Gary Osmond (address
is on the order form).
Owing to logistical considerations, the ASSH AGM
was relocated from Perth to Brisbane, hosted at the University of
Queensland, on Friday 2 July 2010 at 2pm.
agenda is available here. If you have any agenda items to be considered at
the AGM, please forward these to Claire Parker for inclusion. If you cannot
be in attendance, then please provide an explanatory note that can be read
to the meeting.
2010 - PROGRAMME
In July 2010, ASSH will host a stream of papers
showcasing research in sports history at the Australian Historical
Association Conference in Perth. Marie-Louise McDermott coordinates the stream for ASSH
and encourages ASSH Members to attend.
Click here to see a copy
of the Programme.
ASSH BULLETIN EDITOR
are delighted to announce that Rachel Winterton (La Trobe University) has
agreed to serve as the new Editor of the ASSH Bulletin. Rachel's
first issue will be the delayed February 2010 Bulletin, and is
currently seeking short articles, book reviews, announcements and other
information from ASSH members for inclusion. Please send your submissions
directly to Rachel at
Tom Brock Bequest Committee is delighted to announce that Dr Mark Falcous
from the University of Otago will be the 2010 Tom Brock Scholar. Mark's
project is entitled "Policies and People in the Marginalization of Rugby
League in Aotearoa New Zealand 1908-1995" and will examine available primary
data to identify the socio-historical contexts of rugby league in New
The ASSH Sub-Committee for Awards and Honours
were pleased to make the following awards at the 2009 Sporting Traditions
Conference in Wellington, New Zealand:
ASSH Fellow: Bill Murray for his
sustained contribution to the history of sport.
ASSH Service Award: Braham Dabscheck for
his sustained contribution to ASSH.
ASSH Book Award: This year, two awards
Andrew Lemon (2008) The
History of Australian Thoroughbred Racing: In Our Time, 1939 - 2007.
South Yarra, Vic: Hardie Grant Books
Rob Hess, Matthew Nicholson, Bob Stewart & Gregory De Moore (2008) A
National Game: The History of Australian Rules Football. Melbourne:
Click here for more information
and to read the citations.
AGM AND ELECTION
The ASSH AGM was held on Thursday, 2 July
2009 during the Sporting Traditions Conference in Wellington, New Zealand.
The newly elected ASSH Executive is:
President: Tara Magdalinski
Secretary: Claire Parker
Treasurer: Matthew Klugman
General Members: Murray Phillips
Appointed Director (Postgraduate): Geoff Kohe
We are still seeking nominations for the
position of Publications Officer. If you
are interested in applying for this position, please contact
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mailing list for all those interested in staying in touch with the
organisation and its activities. To join (or unsubscribe) from the mailing
list, please click on the following link and fill in your details:
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Chapter Guidelines Approved
recent Executive meeting on the Sunshine
Coast, the guidelines
for ASSH Chapters were approved. These guidelines cover all existing and new chapters.
Current convenors should send a brief letter of application to the Chapter
Convenor, Bernard Whimpress, to receive formal
recognition of the Chapter. Other features include:
- General Support grants:
Chapters can request up to $200 annually for support funds
- Special Purpose grants:
Chapters can request up to $500 annually for a special grant (3 grants
information, please click here to
consult the Guidelines.
Traditions 2003 Conference Photos
are! The much anticipated visual record of the recent Sporting Traditions
Conference. Click on each image to see a larger version.
ASSH Seminar Series
Various chapters of ASSH
conduct regular seminar series. For a timetable of events, click on the
chapter in your state. New participants are always welcome and if you wish to
schedule a presentation, please contact the relevant co-ordinator.
ASSH New South Wales Chapter
ASSH Victoria Chapter
ASSH South Australia Chapter
ASSH South-East Queensland Chapter
ASSH Northern Territory Chapter
From time to time,
positions in sports history and sports studies are advertised. Please consult
this site to keep updated with new academic and general positions in the
sports studies areas. If your institution is advertising a position, please
send the details to the webmistress.