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).


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

8 April, 2019                Deadline for general Call for Papers

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

6 May, 2019                 Early bird registration closing date

The keynote speakers will be announced in due course.

The Conference Programme will be available in May 2019.