H-Sport enables scholars around the world who are engaged in the historical, socio-cultural, and philosophical study of sport, physical education, and physical activity to discuss research and teaching interests, conferences and symposia, current issues, sources of funding, publishing, new data and collections, and other areas of interest to scholars.
Collection Name: Sport and Leisure - Merton Memories Photographic Archive
Produced by Merton Library and Heritage Service, the Merton Memories website offers unprecedented access to a unique collection of photographs charting the history of Merton over the past 150 years.
Merton has many famous associations from Lord Nelson and designer, William Morris, to the early British film industry, the story of the London Underground and the world famous Wimbledon tennis championships.
John Soares (Notre Dame) and Heather Dichter (De Montfort University) are organizing a panel for NASSH 2018 and are looking for another scholar to join them. We currently have a focus on ice hockey, diplomacy, and the Cold War, but we are flexibile with the exact nature of the panel. We are interested in having papers on any of those three areas: ice hockey, diplomacy, or the Cold War (not necessarily with the sport of ice hockey).
Next semester I am teaching a class called "Sports in New Jersey." I am building the class around the concept of creating our own imaginary New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame. I want to start by situating them in scholarship about Hall of Fames, including how they are created, selection process, curatorial decisions, etc.
Any articles, books, or other reading suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.
Collection Description: This collection of 269 stereoscopic glass plate negatives contains images of several sports events in the cities of Antwerp and of Ghent in the years between 1904 and 1920.