The Business and Community in Sports History Conference at the University of Chichester

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Call for Papers
June 17, 2023
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Sport History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Local History, Humanities, Business History / Studies



Venue: University of Chichester

Date: 17th June 2023


The University of Chichester’s Institute of Humanities, in partnership with the Institute of Sport, Nursing and Allied Health, are proud to present the Business and Community in Sports History conference. The conference will be held at the University of Chichester’s Bishop Otter Campus and will take place on Saturday the 17th of June 2023.

This is a call for papers to be presented at the conference. Our aim for this conference is to highlight how intrinsic the themes of business and community are to sport throughout its history, in both its professional and amateur forms. We understand the concepts of business and community in relation to sports and its history is vast. Therefore, we welcome papers on such topics as:

  • Sexuality & Gender in Business and Community
  • Race & Ethnicity in Business and Community
  • Class Studies of Business and Community
  • The Globalisation of Business and Community
  • The Importance of Place in Business and Community

We are striving to make this event an inclusive event in all respects. We especially welcome delegates from all under-represented backgrounds in academia, with a keen interest in papers on under-represented businesses and communities within the world of sports history. We especially welcome papers PhD Students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to submit papers to this conference.

  • Conference proceedings will take place between 10 am-5 pm on the 17th of June.
  • The Conference will be open to those presenting on the conference themes of sport’s relationship with all aspects of business and communities.  
  • Abstracts are welcomed by researchers of any discipline.
  • All papers presented will be presented over a 20-minute period in a fifteen-plus-five format (15-minute presentation with five-minute Q&A).

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please send an abstract (c.300 words) and a brief biography to by the 17th of April 2023.

Cost of Attendance

This conference is self-funding; All delegates, whether presenting or not, will need to book their place before attending. Depending on the interest in this conference, prices will reflect this interest and will be, at most £50. This will include a working lunch, entry to the conference and free Wi-Fi, library access and parking on Campus.

Tickets will be on sale in due course through the University of Chichester’s online store.

Delegates will need to make their own arrangements regarding travel & accommodation for the conference.

Contact Info: 

Dr Paul Wheeler, Senior Lecturer & Programme Co-Ordinator for Sports Managment(Business) at the University of Chichester

Dr Dion Georgiou, Senior Lecturer in Modern History & Politics at the University of Chichester 

Max Portman, Doctoral Candidate in Modern History & Politics at the University of Chichester