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Sport History Conference

North American Society for Sport History
Forty-Fourth Annual Convention, May 27-30, 2016
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
http://www.nassh.org/NASSH/content/nassh-2016-call-papers

The 44th annual convention of the North American Society for Sport History will be held at The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, fromMay 27-30, 2016. The Program Committee encourages NASSH members and others interested in the scholarly study of sport history to submit individual papers individual papers (20 minutes presentation time) or complete thematic sessions (95 minutes – typically, but not necessarily, composed of 3 presenters at 20 minutes each, a commentator at 20 minutes, and discussion at 15 minutes). Proposals for complete sessions are strongly encouraged. (Panel presentations may also be submitted and, again, should adhere to the 95 minute session format. Before submitting a panel presentation, please contact the Program Chair to discuss.)

The deadline for submission for all types of presentations is Monday, December 7, 2015; letters of acceptance and rejection will be sent in late January.  The Program Committee will evaluate all submissions according to their individual merit, contribution to the field, and fit within the total program. Proposals that do not provide all the information requested will be returned to the author(s). Please email the Program Committee Chair, Jan Todd (jan@starkcenter.org), with any questions.

Guidelines for Submitting Individual Papers
Deadline: Monday, December 7, 2015

Please submit both individual papers and full session proposals as WORD documents to Program Chair Jan Todd jan@starkcenter.org.

On page one at the top, include the name of the author(s), your institutional affiliation and position, your office and mobile phone numbers, and email addresses.  If you are a graduate student, please identify yourself as such and list your home department, university, and the name of your advisor.  (This will help us with distribution of Roberta Park Travel Funds (see below).

Below this contact information please write the paper’s title followed by a 300 to 500 word abstract of the proposed paper.  (Please type in a 12 point font and double space the abstract.)  The abstract should include the question(s) addressed in the paper, the evidence to be used, a precise statement of the argument and conclusions, and what significance the paper has to our understanding of sport history.

Following the abstract, list two broad thematic session topics for which this paper might be appropriate.  (Ex: Session on modern Olympics, session on women in sport, session on doping, session on race and sport, session on sport in Europe, etc.)  Further, if you are aware of another paper on a related topic that might fit well with yours (even though not a complete session) please list for the program committee.

Note:   If your paper is being submitted as part of a complete session—see below.  

Guidelines for Submitting Complete Sessions
Deadline: Monday, December 7, 2015

Please submit both individual papers and full session proposals as WORD documents to Program Chair Jan Todd jan@starkcenter.org.

On page one at the top, include the name and contact information of the session organizer through whom all correspondence for the session will flow.  Below, include the names of the other presenters, their institutional affiliation and position, their office and mobile phone numbers, and, most importantly, their email addresses. Be sure to include contact information for all members of the session, which should include a moderator, three speakers, and a commentator. Please select a commentator for the session or provide suggestions as to individuals who would be appropriate.  Below this contact information include the title and abstract for the session. The session abstract should include a discussion of its theme and argument, a description of the relationship among the papers, and a statement about the significance of the session to our understanding of sport history (150-250 words).

Below the session abstract include the titles for the other papers in the session.  Abstracts for these may be pasted into the main WORD document or sent as individual attachments on the main email.  The paper abstracts should include the question(s) addressed in the papers, the evidence to be used, a precise statement of the argument and conclusions, and what significance the papers have to our understanding of sport history (300-500 words each maximum).

·   Important: Implicit Agreement to Attend Conference

Submission of an abstract indicates the author’s and co-authors’ intent to register for the conference at the appropriate conference fee and to be available to present on any of the three days of the conference. Again, a presenter must be a NASSH member in good standing—that is, his/her dues must be paid by February 28, 2016, to be on the final program.


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