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 Meet the Editors

Dr. Heather L. Dichter

Dr. Heather L. Dichter is an Associate Professor of sport management and sport history at De Montfort University in Leicester, England, where she is also a member of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture.  She leads the Business Management in Sport MSc in the Leicester Castle Business School and also teaches on the Sports History and Culture MA.  Her research focuses on sport and diplomacy, particularly after 1945 and relating to Germany.  With Andrew Johns, she co-edited Diplomatic Games: Sport, Statecraft and International Relations since 1945 (Kentucky, 2014).  She has published articles in The International Journal of the History of Sport, Sport in History, Diplomacy & Statecraft, History of Education, and The International Journal of Sport Communication.  She is a council member for the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport, and it is in that role that she led the migration from the old SPORTHIST listserve to H-Sport in 2010.  She has worked with the wonderful H-Sport editorial team to develop and maintain several resources for the sport humanities community and welcomes ideas for new projects for H-Sport to support to global community of scholars focused on the sport humanities.  


Josh Howard

Dr. Josh Howard is a Public Historian with Passel Historical Consultants based out of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. Recent consulting partners include the C&O Canal Trust, National Park Service, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. His research interests are primarily in the intersection of public history and sport, especially how the practice of public history changes in a sport context. Outside of the academic realm, you can find Josh somewhere in a gym, on a soccer pitch, or in front of NBA TV. 

Josh is an editor of H-Sport and helps lead the H-Sport Twitter team.


Tom Fabian

Tom Fabian is a doctoral candidate in sport history at the University of Western Ontario.  His dissertation focus is on the effects of UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage safeguarding efforts on the marginalization of folk sports.  Also interested in university sport, nationalism, and volleyball history, much of Tom’s work falls within the study of globalization.  Joining the H-Sport editorial team was a no-brainer for Tom, as he enjoys the editing process, learning about all areas of sport history, and promoting the history of physical culture within the broader humanities. Tom lives with his partner, offspring, and canine in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where he works as an Assistant Professor at St. Francis Xavier University.



Francisco Pinheiro

H-Sport Editor. Fellow at CEIS20-University of Coimbra, Portugal. Post-doctoral fellow (2010-16) of FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal). Coordinator of Portuguese Group for History and Sport (since 2011) and editor of the Collection for History and Sport (CEIS20/Afrontamento Ed.). Reviewer of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme and of the FCT International Projects. History Channel TV advisor in Portuguese football history (2017). Member of the Director Board of CEIS20 (2012-2016). PhD in History (2010), Master in European Historical Studies (2003), Graduation in International Journalism (1998) and Bachelor in Social Communication (1996). It has 107 items in scientific production and 146 in technical production. 
Main areas of research: contemporary history, sport and media studies.


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