Journal of Arizona History Call for Papers: New Directions in Arizona Sport History

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Call for Proposals

Journal of Arizona History

“New Directions in Arizona Sport History”

Guest Editor: Andy Doyle (Winthrop University)


Sport and leisure activities can be an effective means by which to understand the social, economic, or cultural history of any society in any historical era. Many aspects of Arizona sport history have yet to be thoroughly examined, and there are a number of new avenues that historians of sport can explore. The Journal of Arizona History invites proposals for article manuscripts for a special issue on Arizona sport history, to be published in 2021.


We would welcome scholarly articles about any aspect of sport history in Arizona. Topics may range from team sports (professional or amateur) such as baseball, basketball, and football, to Native American sport, outdoor recreation, golf, cycling or rodeo. Race and sport is a particularly rich vein of study among sport historians, as are women’s sport and examinations of the gendered aspects of sport and environmental history approaches to the study of sport. Manuscripts may employ a broad range of methodologies and may focus on any aspect of the social, cultural, economic, or political history of Arizona sport.


The Journal of Arizona History is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that publishes scholarly articles examining the history of Arizona. It is published in both print form and electronically on JSTOR.


Comparative and/or regional studies are welcomed. If you are researching a topic related to the broad field of sport history but are unsure if it is relevant for this special issue, please contact the editor at the address below.


Proposals of no longer than 500 words should be submitted by June 15, 2019.


Electronic submissions are preferred. Authors should submit proposals to:


David Turpie, Ph.D.

Editor, Journal of Arizona History

949 E. 2nd Street

Tucson, AZ 85719