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Equine History Collective Blog Seeks Reviewers

The Equine History Collective, EquineHistory.org, promotes the horse as a lens for trans-regional history, and serves as an interface for related historical research in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. We are seeking reviewers for books (run on Sundays) and sources (run on Saturdays). The themes for upcoming months are: Racing (December), Ancient (January), and Breeding (February). Proposals for other topics are also welcome, and will run in later months.

ANN: “Golden Games: Sport and Diplomacy in East Asia and Beyond” (11-12 Dec. 2017), NUS, Singapore

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to draw your attention to our conference titled “Golden Games: Sport and Diplomacy in East Asia and Beyond”, taking place on 11-12 December 2017 at the Asia Research Institute (National University of Singapore) and the National Gallery of Singapore.
The conference has the broad aim to explore the relationship between sport and diplomacy at all levels since the early 20th century. In what ways has sport shaped diplomacy – and diplomacy shaped sport within the Asian realm?

H-Net Review: Invisible Seasons: Title IX and the Fight for Equity in College Sports

Kelly Belanger. Invisible Seasons: Title IX and the Fight for Equity in College Sports. Sports and Entertainment Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2016. 504 pp. $44.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-3470-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3484-3.

Reviewed by Louis Moore (Grand Valley State University)
Published on H-FedHist (October, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

Call for Papers: North American Society for Sport History

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 46th Annual Conference of the North American Society for Sport History hosted by the University of Manitoba, May 25-28, 2018. As customary, individuals interested in participating in the conference are invited to submit proposals either for individual papers, thematic sessions, or panel presentations.