2019 Sporting Traditions Conference

Sporting Traditions XXII: Sport on the Periphery

Bathurst, NSW
1-4 July 2019

ASSH 2019 will be held at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst in sight of the iconic Mt Panorama.

As a supplement to ASSH’s traditional focus on the social and cultural history of sport, the theme of this Conference is ‘Sport on the Periphery’, which has three (3) distinct sub-themes, including:

– Sport in regional areas
– Sport and diversity
– History of sport, health and exercise

All enquiries can be made to Dr Jaquelyn Osborne (SESSH-ASSH@csu.edu.au).


** Deadline for abstract submission extended to 29 April 2019 **

Conference Theme

Submissions are invited on the conference theme on historical and contemporary perspectives of ‘Sport on the Periphery’.  This conference theme will encompass a number of minor themes, including:

– Sport in Regional Areas

– Sport and Diversity

– History of Sport, Health and Exercise

Papers are encouraged to link to the major conference themes but papers on all sports history related subjects will be considered and where possible, grouped with similar subjects in the conference program.

Conference Structure

The conference will include three keynote speeches and concurrent, themed sessions on Days 2, 3 and 4.

1 July 2019  The President’s Reception, National Motor Racing Museum at Mount Panorama

3 July 2019  Conference Dinner, Rydges Mount Panorama

Presentation Guidelines

Each themed session will consist of three speakers and each will be allocated thirty (30) minutes – twenty (20) minutes for presentation and ten (10) minutes for questions/answers.

This time frame will be strictly adhered to so that one speaker does not encroach on the time of another.

Submission of Proposals

Submissions can be in the form of an individual presentation or that of a panel (nomination of three speakers in one themed session) on a specific topic.

An individual proposal should include the following information:

– Author(s)
– Affiliation
– Contact details
– Proposed title of presentation
– Abstract (150 words maximum)

Abstracts are to be submitted to the following email address: SESSH-ASSH@csu.edu.au

Key Dates

29 April, 2019              Call for Papers – extended deadline

22 April, 2019              Confirmation of the acceptance of a submission (or before for earlier submissions)

6 May, 2019                 Early bird registration closing date

Dr. Beryl Philp Carmichael
Aunty Beryl Philp Carmichael (whose traditional name is Yungha-Dhu) was born and grew up at the Old Menindee Mission, New South Wales. She attended school there until the age of twelve. Most of her life was spent on stations in the top end of New South Wales until 1966, when she and her family moved to Menindee Township. She became active in Aboriginal community affairs and education, and has held a number of public positions. These include founding member of the Western Aboriginal Legal Service and the Alma Bugdlie Pre-School in Broken Hill. She was actively involved in the State Aboriginal Education Consultative Group, and was also an Aboriginal language Support Officer advising the New South Wales Board of Studies. In 2004 she was awarded the New South Wales Department of Education and Training’s Meritorious Service to Public Education Award. She has also been awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal for devotion to cultural awareness and contribution to Australian society. A documentary about her life, called Aboriginal Culture in the Murray-Darling Basin: Aunty Beryl’s story, was made in 1996 and reproduced by Gulaay, Charles Sturt University in 2012 in recognition of the important role she plays in Charles Sturt University’s learning and teaching community. Her book In the Footsteps of a Ngiyeempaa Elder will be published by Charles Sturt University in 2019.

Professor Toni Bruce, University of Auckland
Toni Bruce is a former sports reporter and columnist who has been researching media representations of sport for over 25 years. A professor at the University of Auckland, she has published 3 books and over 70 articles and chapters. Drawing primarily from cultural studies and feminism, she interrogates sports media discourses, with particular emphasis on how ‘difference’ is represented. She is currently writing a book exploring how different discourses intersect in order to reinforce, challenge or shift the taken-for-granted norms of sports media coverage.  Toni’s lifelong commitment to women’s sport is evident in recent roles on the boards of WomenSport International and Women in Sport Aotearoa, and her ongoing investigations of media coverage of sportswomen. She recently distilled international patterns of coverage into 15 ‘unwritten rules’ of representation, and has drawn on third wave feminism to interpret the rise of the Pretty and Powerful female athlete in online spaces. Toni has presented her research in a range of creative storied forms including auto-ethnography, collective stories and ethnographic fiction. She recently published Terra Ludus, a novel set in New Zealand and the USA that explores key issues around women and sports media.

Professor Francesco E. Marino, Charles Sturt University
PhD is Professor of Physiology and Head of the School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, the University of Verona in Italy and Harvard University, Cambridge in the USA. In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Memorial Spitfire Fellowship for his work on hydration and human performance in the heat. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. His main area of research is in human temperature regulation and fatigue but has a keen interest in the historical roots of science of human performance. His book “Human Fatigue: Evolution, Health & Performance” looks at the evolutionary path that humans took in choosing endurance over power.

The Conference Programme will be available in May 2019.

Registration Type Early Bird

(register and pay before 6 May 2019)

Standard Rate

(from 7 May, 2019)

Full Conference – ASSH member $400 $500
Full Conference – Non-ASSH member $450 $550
Student ASSH member (unwaged/concession) $250 $300
Student non-ASSH member (unwaged/concession) $300 $350
Day Rate* (Tues, Wed, Thurs)

* Conference Dinner for Day delegates is an additional cost





Social Events
Guest Conference Dinner $100 $100
Guest President’s Reception $25 $25

Register by clicking here

The link above will take you directly to the Registration page:  https://assh.shop.csu.edu.au/.  If you experience difficulty, alternatively use https://www.shop.csu.edu.au/, click Events then “2019 Australian Society of Sport History Conference”.

Registration Details and Entitlements
Full and Student registration:

  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • One admission to the President’s Reception
  • One admission to the Conference Dinner
  • Conference event package

Non-Member registration:

  • As above
  • Includes one (1) year membership to ASSH

Day registration:  

  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • One admission to the President’s Reception (Day 1)
  • Conference event package

Registration and payment is available via the CSU online system.  You will be guided through the steps for payment using a credit card and will be sent a receipt.

All registration and payments must be received prior to the conference and are in Australian dollars, inclusive of GST.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellations requests are to be emailed to: SESSH-ASSH@csu.edu.au by COB Friday, 7 June 2019.  Such requests will be accepted and all fees refunded less an AUD $100 administrative fee.

Cancellations received after 7 June 2019 cannot be accepted and will not be refunded, however, transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. The full name and details of the person who will replace you must be emailed to:  SESSH-ASSH@csu.edu.au prior to the Conference.

No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the Conference.

 Social Events
Cancellation of Guest admission to the Conference Dinner and President’s Reception cannot be accepted and will not be refunded.

1 July 2019 – President’s Reception
The President’s Reception will be held at the National Motor Racing Museum which is situated adjacent to the iconic Mount Panorama racing circuit at the end of Conrod Straight.

2-4 July 2019 – Conference
The Conference will be held in the Centre for Professional Development (CPD), Building 1285, Charles Sturt University, Panorama Avenue, Bathurst. Car parking is available in Car Park P7.  Then it is a very short walk to Building 1285.

3 July 2019 – Conference Dinner
The Conference Dinner will be held at Rydges Mount Panorama.  This contemporary hotel overlooks the Mount Panorama racing circuit and is a 3 minute walk to the National Motor Racing Museum and 1.5km from the Bathurst campus of CSU.

1 Conrod Straight

Positioned on the famous Mount Panorama racing circuit providing uninterrupted views of Conrod Straight and is 1.5 km from CSU Bathurst campus.  All rooms and suites are stylish and comfortable, with a balcony or patio. Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst offers a selection of apartment-style accommodation including studio, two, and three bedrooms. All self-contained apartments feature fully equipped kitchenettes with refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and cook top, individually controlled air-conditioning, flat screen digital TV, FREE WI-FI, in-room safe, iron & ironing board, and hair dryer. Deluxe Studios include full kitchen facilities with oven, separate lounge and dining area, and corner spa bath. Two and three bedroom apartments and Penthouse are fully equipped.

Rydges offer a CSU discount on all rooms and suites. Room rates begin at:  $151.00 (breakfast and room upgrade at extra cost).

To make a booking, email reservations_rydgesbathurst@evt.com or ring +61 2 6338 1888 quoting ‘CSU’ in order to receive the discounted rate.


Adjacent to the Conference venue, ten (10) fully-serviced motel rooms have been secured, all with ensuite bathrooms.  All suites are fitted with ISD/STD direct dial telephones, TV, fridge, toaster, tea/coffee making facilities, heating/air conditioning and electric blankets.

Rooms are available as singles, double or twin share and rooms can accommodate up to three people.  There is one fully appointed disabled room available.  A guest lounge and a laundry are also provided for guests to utilise.  The CPD Motel is a Self Check-in with all bookings to be made prior to the conference.

Rate per night is $105 (up to 2 people) per room with an extra bedding cost of $15.00 per guest.

Please email cpd@csu.edu.au or telephone 6338 6900 to request a booking form quoting: ‘2019 ASSH’.

Twenty (20) rooms in a student accommodation block in the Macquarie Village have been secured (eight upstairs and twelve downstairs).  All rooms are fully furnished with single bed, mattress, bar fridge, Wi-Fi/ data point, desk, wardrobe and chair with access to washing machines and dryers.  Bed linen, pillow and towel are included.  Please note this building has a shared unisex bathroom.  Shared kitchen facilities are provided or you can join other catered guests for breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Dining Hall.

While staying on the grounds at Charles Sturt University you are welcome to use the car parks and sporting facilities.

Rate per night is $55 per room.

Rooms will be allocated on a first-in basis after registration (and registration payment) is confirmed.  Please email SESSH-Office@csu.edu.au or telephone 6338 4048 to secure an allocation.

A subsidy will be available for students who present a paper at this Conference. After your Abstract has been accepted and you have completed registration, please forward a copy of your registration receipt to:

Matthew Klugman
College of Sport and Exercise Science
Victoria University
PO Box 14428
Melbourne VIC 8001