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The Australian Society for Sports History produces two main publications, which appear twice yearly. The Society's journal, Sporting Traditions, is a fully refereed journal that promotes the serious study of sport in society. Articles should deal with the economic, political, social, legal or philosophical significance of sporting activity. Whilst most of the articles in the past have been on Australian sport and have an historical focus, articles on other societies and on contemporary sport may be submitted for consideration. The journal also contains a strong reviews section. To submit manuscripts to Sporting Traditions, please contact the editor, Lionel Frost. To view books available for review or reviews that will appear in press, please look at the Book Review Register, which is updated regularly.

The ASSH Bulletin is a biannual publication that publishes local and amateur histories, award winning student essays, short articles and opinion pieces, book and conference reviews and provides information more generally about the progress of the Society. As a courtesy to members, we also publish book notices and include flyers on recent publications in our mailouts to members. For non-members, this service is available at a fee. To submit work to the Bulletin, please contact the editor, Rachel Winterton.

For a summary of key personnel in the development of ASSH's publications, please click here.

Back orders

For a complete Price List for all ASSH Publications, please click here. For all back orders, please complete an order form and return with payment. For all orders and claims, please contact Ms Lauren Camilleri.
 

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Publications Board Positions for 2009-2011: Expressions of Interest

The Australian Society for Sports History (ASSH) is the pre-eminent body for the discipline in Australia and New Zealand. As such, the Society is responsible for generating a range of publications in both print and electronic form, and to this end a Publications Committee is formally constituted. According to the processes outlined in the ‘ASSH Publications Manual: Policies and Procedures’, the Publications Officer, with the endorsement of the Executive, has duly offered two year extensions to the terms of all currently serving members of the Publications Committee, with the exception of his own position of Publications Officer. The responses to these offers are indicated below:

Publications Officer – Chair of the Publications Committee

The two year term of Rob Hess expires at the end of June 2009.  He is not seeking re-appointment.

Editor, Sporting Traditions

Current Editor Lionel Frost accepted a two year extension of his term.  His term will now expire at the end of June 2011.

Reviews Editor, Sporting Traditions

Current Reviews Editor Rob Hess accepted a two year extension of his term.  His term will now expire at the end of June 2011.

Editor, ASSH Studies

The ASSH Studies series is now discontinued.

Editor, ASSH Bulletin

The two year term of current Editor, ASSH Bulletin, Tara Magdalinski expires at the end of June 2009.  She declined to accept a two year extension of her term.

Editor, ASSH Electronic (including ASSH website)

Current Editor, ASSH electronic, Tara Magdalinski accepted a two year extension of her term.  Her term will now expire at the end of June 2011.

The procedure for filling vacancies on the Publications Committee is outlined in the following extract, taken from the ‘ASSH Publications Manual: Policies and Procedures’:

 

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6. Election and Selection of Members of the Publications Committee

Based on the structure outlined in Appendix One, Members of the Publications Committee are either elected or selected according to the following schedule:

 

i)                    At least fourteen days prior to the Annual Meeting at which office bearers of the Society are elected, the Secretary shall arrange to advertise (in various ASSH publications) forthcoming vacancies for the Publications Committee.  Potential applicants must be members of the Society and will be required to submit to the Secretary a two-page application outlining relevant qualifications and experience in respect to the duties specified in Appendix One (Applications can be received up until a date and time specified by the Secretary). 

ii)                  The outgoing Board prior to the Annual Meeting will then consider applications for the position of Publications Officer.  The Board will then appoint a Publications Officer who will serve as an Appointed Director for a period of two years (Note: This appointment should then be endorsed by the newly-elected Board at its first meeting following the Annual Meeting). 

iii)                The Publications Officer then has the responsibility of assessing applications and selecting other members of the Publications Committee, who will serve a term of two years (renewable for a further period of two years). 

iv)                The Board must formally endorse all selections made by the Publications Officer, and the Publications Officer is not permitted to serve concurrently as an elected Board member during his or her term of office. 

v)                  While it is preferable that all six positions on the Publications Committee be filled separately, the Publications Officer has the authority to appoint applicants who may assume simultaneous responsibilities for preferably no more than two of the other positions. 

vi)                Should casual vacancies occur during the stipulated term of office, it is the responsibility of the Publications Officer to advertise such vacancies and make any necessary appointments (which must then be endorsed by the Board).

 

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Thus, members of the Society who wish to nominate themselves for the two vacancies on the Publications Committee (that is, Publications Officer, and Editor, ASSH Bulletin) are required to submit a two-page application outlining relevant qualifications and experience in respect to the duties described in the relevant position descriptions, which can be found by clicking here.

Applications should be sent as Word attachments by receipted email to claire.parker@une.edu.au or by post to Claire Parker, c/- University of New England, School of Education, Armidale, NSW 2351.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, 29 May 2009.


Sporting Traditions

Editor: Lionel Frost, Monash University
Reviews Editor: Rob Hess, Victoria University 
Associate Editors: Rachel Winterton, La Trobe University

ISSN
: 0813-2577

Back issues of Sporting Traditions (except for the three most recent issues) are available on-line from the Virtual Archive of the LA84 Foundation in Los Angeles, or they can be purchased by members for the discount rate of $1 each plus $1 postage (overseas airmail rates upon request). 

To order back issues of Sporting Traditions, please click here.

For information on the contents of each issue of Sporting Traditions, please click on the relevant volume number.

Volume 1   (1984/1985) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 2   (1985/1986) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 3   (1986/1987) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 4   (1987/1988) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 5   (1988/1989) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 6   (1989/1990) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 7   (1990/1991) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 8   (1991/1992) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 9   (1992/1993) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 10 (1993/1994) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 11 (1994/1995) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 12 (1995/1996) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 13 (1996/1997) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 14 (1997/1998) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 15 (1998/1999) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 16 (1999/2000) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 17 (2000/2001) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 18 (2001/2002) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 19 (2002/2003) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 20 (2003/2004) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 21 (2004/2005) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 22 (2005/2006) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 23 (2006/2007) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 24 (2008) Issue 1/2
Volume 25 (2009) Issue 1 Issue 2
Volume 26 (2010) Issue 1 Issue 2


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ASSH Bulletin

The ASSH Bulletin appears twice yearly and is an outlet for shorter articles, amateur histories, book & conference reviews, book notices and any other information that should be distributed to members. Notices of books written or edited by members will be included free of charge.

Back issues of the Bulletin can be purchased by members at the sale price of $1 each. For orders, please click here.
 

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Submission Details
 
Click here to see information for those intending to publish in an ASSH publication.

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ASSH Studies

From time to time, ASSH publishes ASSH Studies as separate volumes. Available volumes include:
 

ASSH Studies #25
 

 

Andrew Moore & Andy Carr (eds) Centenary Reflections: 100 Years of Rugby League in Australia,  ISBN 978-0-9804815-2-5

 

Centenary seasons in sport are opportune occasions for reflection, if not crystal-ball gazing. In this volume of ASSH Studies, Australia’s leading practitioners in the social history of rugby league football concentrate their attention on a range of issues that have marked the development of the code. Community and identity, race and racism, class and culture, and commerce and industrial relations, are just some of the enduring themes tackled from a critical perspective. Comprised of fourteen chapters with a number of evocative images, the publication of Centenary Reflections: 100 Years of Rugby League in Australia represents an important landmark in the scholarship of Australian rugby league.

 

Centenary Reflections: 100 Years of Rugby League in Australia includes contributions by Lindsay Barrett, James Connor, Drew Cottle, Braham Dabscheck, Guy Hansen, Ian Heads, Charles Little, John Low, Andrew Moore, Bob Moore, Erik Nielsen, Rodney Noonan, and Chris Valiotis. The Series Editor’s Introduction is provided by Rob Hess. 

 

To order your copy, click here to download the order form.

 


 ASSH Studies #24: SOLD OUT

 

 

Thomas V. Hickie, Anthony T. Hughes, Deborah Healey & Jocelynne A. Scutt (eds) Essays in Sport and the Law, ISBN 978-0-9804815-1-8

This volume of ASSH Studies is devoted to the crucial nexus between sport and the law. Comprised of 21 chapters with detailed endnotes, Essays in Sport and the Law draws on the latest research of new and established scholars. Each of the contributors not only sheds new light on problems and issues that beset contemporary sport, but collectively they reveal the important social, ethical, commercial and historical relationships that constitute the fascinating field of sport and the law.

Essays in Sport and the Law includes contributions by Warren Brandt, Charlotte Churchill, Daniel Cohen, Sean Conroy, Amy Hale, Deborah Healey, Thomas V. Hickie, Anthony T. Hughes, Nick Kipriotis, Joshua Lodge, Sachin Kumar, Justin Mining, Jason Ng, Elizabeth Pennell, Ashley Rose, Michael Scarf, Jocelynne A. Scutt, Kimberley Sinclair, J. Kendall Smith, Steven Taylor, and Nicholas Tobias. The Series Editor’s Introduction is provided by Rob Hess. 

Unfortunately, this issue has been sold out.


 ASSH Studies #23

 

 

Chris McConville (ed) A Global Racecourse: Work, Culture and Horse Sports.   ISBN 978-0-9804815-0-1

 

This long-awaited volume of ASSH Studies brings together a variety of equine case studies from Europe and Australasia, and the contributors deftly expose histories of both rapid transition and resilient continuity in horse sports around the globe. In examining the literary and other cultures surrounding horseracing, and the gender and class relations of those who have worked in the racing industries, this anthology serves as a unique investigation into the depth, novelty and incompleteness of today's globalising of these very old sporting worlds.

 

A Global Racecourse: Work, Culture and Horse Sports includes contributions by Martha Bell, Mats Greiff, Susanna Hedenborg, Andrew Lemon, Chris McConville, Wayne Peake, Peter Pierce, Peter Slade, Martin Tolich, Elizabeth Willis, and Janet Winters. The Foreword is provided by Wray Vamplew. The Series Editor’s Introduction is provided by Rob Hess.

 

To order your copy, click here to download the order form.


 ASSH Studies #22 SOLD OUT

 

 

 Mary Bushby & Thomas V. Hickie (eds) Rugby History:The Remaking of the Class Game. ISBN 978-0-9757616-9-4
 
Australia is unique in the way that it provides support for an array of football codes. This volume of ASSH Studies has a principal focus on the remaking of ‘the class game’, but all of the chapters demonstrate in different ways how the various codes continue to intersect. Amateur idealism, biography, collective bargaining, international tours, and heritage issues are just some of the topics covered in the nine chapters of this anthology. Rugby History: The Remaking of the Class Game draws from the latest research of Australian and British scholars, providing valuable insights into the role and significance of Rugby in the contemporary sporting world.

Contributors include Sean Brawley, Mary Bushby, Tony Collins, Braham Dabscheck, Gregory de Moore, Thomas V. Hickie, Anthony Hughes, Jed Smith and Laura Stedman.  The Series Editor’s Introduction is provided by Rob Hess.

Unfortunately, this issue has been sold out.


 ASSH Studies #21

Clare S. Simpson (ed) Scorchers, Ramblers and Rovers: Australasian Cycling Histories. ISBN 978-0-9757616-8-7 ($25)

Despite a long history of cycling activities in Australia and New Zealand, there is still a sense that the study of this machine and its social impact is in its infancy. In Scorchers, Ramblers and Rovers, Clare S. Simpson keeps the wheels of research rolling by editing the first volume of ASSH Studies to deal exclusively with the history of cycling in Australasia. From biography to manufacturing, to racing and touring, and featuring rarely published images dealing with the cycling phenomenon, the six chapters and appendices in this book represent a microcosm of the endlessly fascinating social history of the bicycle.

Scorchers, Ramblers and Rovers: Australasian Cycling Histories is edited by Clare S. Simpson (Lincoln University, New Zealand).  Contributors include Clare S. Simpson, Geraldine McFarlane, Paul Farren, Sophie Couchman, Fiona Kinsey and Rod Charles. The Series Editor’s Introduction is provided by Rob Hess.

To order your copy, click here to download the order form.

 


ASSH Studies #20

 

 

Rob Hess (ed.) Making Histories, Making Memories: The Construction of Australian Sporting Identities

ISBN 978-0-9757616-7-0 ($25)

 

This volume of ASSH Studies is a revealing snapshot of the latest research in Australian sports history. Featuring essays drawn from entries submitted to the ASSH Honours Dissertation Prize in 2004 and 2005, Making Histories, Making Memories: The Construction of Australian Sporting Identities, examines a range of past and present sporting practices and subjects them to critical analysis. Innovative explorations of cricket, aquatics, judo, golf, and Australian Rules football, as well as a detailed investigation of the Australian print media, are all loosely framed in the context of widespread debates about how, when and why sporting identities are constructed. The material in this collection, written by some of Australia’s emerging new scholars, challenges current understandings, and has the potential to further extend the boundaries of the discipline.

To order your copy, click here to download the order form.


ASSH Studies #19

 

Bill Murray & Roy Hay (eds) The World Game Downunder. ISBN: 0-9757616-6-8 ($25)

Australia’s qualification to play in the World Cup finals in Germany in June 2006 has brought about renewed interest in the football code that has so often been marginalised in popular and academic perceptions.  In the long run, however, the reorganisation of the code, which has involved moving from the Oceania to the Asian confederation and the establishment of a new domestic A-League, may have even more profound effects on the development of the game in Australia.

This collection brings to wider notice some aspects of the history of the game in Australia which have not been appreciated even by specialists.  It does so in an accessible manner so that, in addition to celebrating the current generation of heroes, we can recognise their predecessors and the pioneers of the game.  It also contains a survey of the state of knowledge about Australian soccer and an interim bibliography to provide a starting point for those who will extend knowledge of the world game in the future

 

Contributors include Nick Guoth, Roy Hay, Anthony Hughes, Richard Kreider, Philip Mosely and Bill Murray.  The Series Editor’s Introduction is provided by Rob Hess.

 

To order your copy, click here to download the order form.


ASSH Studies #18

 

Tim Hogan, Reading the Game: An Annotated Guide to the Literature and Films of Australian Rules Football. ISBN 0-9757616-5-X  ($28)

 

This publication is a significant milestone in the historiography of Australian sport. Featuring almost two thousand entries and hundreds of annotations, Reading the Game not only covers the rules of the code, personalities, and club histories, it exposes a vast array of unpublished theses and a variety of archived manuscripts. Drawing on the considerable resources of the State Library of Victoria and the expertise of leading football scholars, Tim Hogan has produced a user-friendly research tool that will serve the needs of domestic and international sports fans, as well as specialist researchers, collectors, and those with a more general interest in Australian Rules football.

 

Tim Hogan is the Newspaper Librarian at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.  Contributors include David Flegg, Lionel Frost, Rob Hess, Tim Hogan, Dave Nadel, Matthew Nicholson and Ian Warren.

 

To order your copy, click here to download the order form.


ASSH Studies #17

 

Daryl Adair, Bruce Coe and Nick Guoth (eds), Beyond the Torch: Olympics and Australian Culture ($25) ISBN 0-9757616-4-1

 

Based on presentations at the inaugural conference of the Australian Capital Territory Chapter of ASSH, Beyond the Torch: Olympics and Australian Culture is a collection of papers that delves beneath the narrow surface of Olympic Games success by critically examining the impacts of medal tallies, media coverage, and the creation of Olympic heroes or villains, whether they be in athletics, management or politics.

 

Contributors include Daryl Adair, Janet Cahill, Richard Cashman, Bruce Coe, Stephen Frawley, Nick Guoth, Brendan Lynch, Robert Messenger, Robin Poke, Kristine Toohey, Andrea Vollrath and Dwight Zakus.

 

To order your copy, click here to download the order form.


ASSH Studies #16

Ian Warren (ed.), Sport, Gender and Theory: The Formative Years of Tennis and Snowboarding. ($25)

This volume features two Honours theses:

Brad Blashak, '"The Ignorant Labelled it a Ladies’ Game": Masculinity in Australian Tennis in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries'

Holly Thorpe, 'On Board or On Edge? Females in the Snowboarding Culture'

To order your copy, click here to download the order form.

 


ASSH Studies #15

 

Matthew Nicholson (ed.), Fanfare: Spectator Culture and Australian Rules Football ($25)

 

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 ASSH Studies #14

 

Ian Warren (Ed.), Buoyant Nationalism: Australian Identity, Sport and the World Stage, 1982-1983. ($25)

 

This ASSH Study features two Honours theses that explore Australian national sporting and cultural identity:

Naomi Shannon: 'The Friendly Games? Politics, Protest and Aboriginal Rights at the XII Commonwealth Games, Brisbane 1982' 

Christopher Thompson: 'Boats, Bondy and the Boxing Kangaroo: The 1983 America’s Cup in Australian Sport and Identity'

 

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Previously released ASSH Studies available for purchase include:

No. 3 Colin Tatz, Aborigines in Sport ($10)

No. 7 John O'Hara, ed., Crowd Violence at Australian Sport ($10)

No. 8 David Montefiore, Cricket in the Doldrums: The Struggle Between Private and Public Control of Australian Cricket in the 1880s ($10)

No. 9 Veronica Raszeja, A Decent and Proper Exertion: The Rise of Women's Competitive Swimming in Sydney to 1912 ($10)

No. 11 John Nauright, ed., Sport, Power and Society in New Zealand: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives ($10)

No. 12 Chris Hallinan (Victoria University) and John Hughson (University of Wolverhampton), Sporting Tales: Ethnographic Fieldwork Experiences ($10)

 No. 13 Ian Warren, Football, Crowds and Cultures. Comparing English and Australian Law and Enforcement Trends ($10), 2003, ISSN: 0813-2577

ASSH Studies No. 3 to No. 13 can currently be purchased by members only for the sale price of $5 each. To order, please click here.

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Other Publications

Tales from Coathanger City: Ten Years of Tom Brock Lectures

Edited by Richard Cashman

The book includes:

 

• Tom Brock lectures delivered from 1999 to 2008

• An essay by Andrew Moore, ‘Whither the Squirrel Grip?’, which reflects on the decade of lectures and study of rugby league

• A 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.

 

Pages: ix + 231

Illustrations

ISBN: 978-0-7334-2933-0

RRP: $20.00

 

To order, send payment of AUD$20.00 by cheque to:

 

Gary Osmond

School of Human Movement Studies

University of Queensland QLD 4072

AUSTRALIA

 

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Contacts

Editorial correspondence should be addressed to:

Lionel Frost,

Department of Economics

Monash University, PO Box 1071,

Narre Warren, Victoria 3806

Australia

Email: Lionel.Frost@buseco.monash.edu.au

Book & Film Review correspondence should be addressed to:

Rob Hess, Sport History Unit, F022,

School of Human Movement, Recreation and Performance,

Victoria University, PO Box 14428,

Melbourne City MC, Victoria 8001

Australia

 

email: Robert.Hess@vu.edu.au

Bulletin correspondence should be addressed to:

Rachel Winterton
Editor, ASSH Bulletin
Faculty of Health Sciences
La Trobe University
PO Box 821
Wodonga VIC 3689
Australia

email: r.winterton@latrobe.edu.au

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