2018: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Forty-Sixth Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)

To download a PDF version of the 2018 NASSH Programclick here (delegates will receive a hard copy at the conference).

To download a PDF version of the 2018 NASSH Abstracts (in alphabetic order), click here.

To download the Minutes of the 2017 NASSH Business Meeting, in preparation for the 2018 business meeting, click here.

Hosted by the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The City of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba are located on Treaty 1 territory, the original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. Their historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Conference Schedule

Friday, May 25
9:00 – 17:00Executive Council MeetingSalon A
9:00 – 12:00Book Award Committee MeetingSalon C
10:00 – 12:00Time & Site Committee MeetingSalon B
13:00-  16:00Publications Board MeetingSalon C
18:30 – 21:30Welcome ReceptionConcert Hall, 7th Floor
Saturday, May 26Sunday, May 27Monday, May 28
8:30Conference opening
9:00 – 10:30Sessions 1-5Sessions 16-20Sessions 31-35
10:30 – 10:45Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
10:45 – 12:15Sessions 6-10Sessions 21-25Sessions 36-40
12:30 – 13:30LunchLunchLunch
13:30 – 15:00Maxwell & Reet Howell Honor AddressPlenary SessionGrad Student Essay Award
15:00 – 16:30Sessions 11-15Sessions 26-30Sessions 41-45
16: 30 – 16:45Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
16:45 – 18:15Business MeetingGrad Student Panel—–
19:00 – 22:00
Grad Student Social
17:30 – 22:00
Closing Banquet

Program Committee

Chair: David K. Wiggins, George Mason University (dwiggin1@gmu.edu/703-993-2057)

Committee Members: Carly Adams, University of Lethbridge; Kim Beckwith, University of Texas at Austin; Chris Elzey, George Mason University; Gary James, Manchester Metropolitan University; and Kevin Witherspoon, Lander University.

Graduate Student Information

Graduate students who have had a paper accepted for the 2018 NASSH convention are eligible for a grant from the Roberta Park Graduate Travel Fund. No application is needed; treasurer Thomas Hunt will distribute checks at the conference.  Annual interest from the Park Fund is divided equitably among all graduate students presenting at the conference to help defray the costs of travel and accommodation at the convention. The amount of the grant is expected to be approximately $300 in 2018. Graduate students are also encouraged to enter the NASSH Graduate Essay Competition which is described on the NASSH website. Please note that graduate students who have their paper accepted are expected to have the financial wherewithal to attend the conference, no matter the amount of the contribution from the Roberta Park Graduate Travel Fund.

General Guidelines for NASSH Presentations

*(“presenter” refers to authors and all co-authors)

  1. Individuals whose papers are accepted by the program committee must agree to present the paper in person and to attend and participate in other conference sessions.
  2. Each presenter must be a NASSH member in good standing.
  3. Each presenter must register for the conference.
  4. NASSH encourages the inclusion of diverse perspectives and communities at its conference and in its work. Those submitting proposals for panels are advised to ensure that the constitution of the panel reflects, or comments upon, the constitution of the field and/or research topic that is being addressed.
  5. Except for supporting graduate students through the Roberta Park Fund, NASSH pays no honoraria or any other expenses for speakers to prepare papers or to attend the conference.
  6. Papers are to be original works, not published or presented in full elsewhere.
  7. Individuals whose abstracts are accepted by the program committee must deliver the paper summarized by the abstract and not some other piece of work.
  8. An individual can present only one paper or participate in one panel session at a NASSH conference. (A presenter may, however, also moderate a session or serve as a commentator.)
  9. Presenters should not be the moderator of the session in which they present.
  10. All abstracts accepted for presentation will be posted on the NASSH Website prior to the conference and be published in the annual NASSH Proceedings. It is essential that presenters adhere to the above-mentioned Guidelines For Submitting Individual Abstracts.
  11. Moderators will firmly enforce time limits for papers. Speakers should plan on no more than two minutes per page (calculated on the time it takes to read a double-spaced page in 12 point Times New Roman font consisting of 25 lines).
  12. LCD projectors will be available. Please let the conference hosts know if speakers or other media are needed. They may not be able to accommodate all requests.
  13. The deadline for submitting completed papers to commentator(s) and to other members of the session is May 1, 2018. Commentators have some autonomy in working with presenters on this deadline.
  14. Participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with recommendations on accessibility of presentations and multimedia-based materials. Please consult the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Initiative Guidelines on Presentation Accessibility: https://www.w3.org/WAI/training/accessible