ASSH was founded in 1983 at the fourth Sporting Traditions Conference. It has since then grown to be one of the world’s largest sports history organisations. Click on the link below to find out more about the Australian Society for Sports History, its constitution, Awards and Honours as well as its development.
ASSH produces two main publications, the peer-reviewed academic journal Sporting Traditions and the ASSH Bulletin, both of which appear twice yearly. ASSH also publishes an ad hoc ASSH Studies series on special topics within Australian sports history. Back issues are available for order.
The Sporting Traditions Conference is held every two years in Australia or New Zealand. It brings together scholars from around the world to discuss sports historical and related issues. The 2019 conference will be held in Bathurst, NSW from 1-4 July 2019 with the theme ‘Sport on the Periphery’.