Category Archives: sports history

Welcome to our North American Society for Sport History Virtual Exhibit! Even though we might not be able to visit with you in person, you can still step inside our virtual booth and take a look around! And you can … Continue reading

The following is a guest post by Cat M. Ariail, author of the forthcoming book Passing the Baton: Black Women Track Stars and American Identity for our NASSH 2020 Virtual Exhibit. Ariail is a lecturer in the Department of History … Continue reading

Although the 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed, we’ve assembled a list of titles featuring the history and impact of the Games to help you get into the Olympic spirit. From politics to social norms, the Olympic Games have permeated … Continue reading

This August marked the 400th anniversary of slaves arriving in America. To commemorate the anniversary, The New York Times Magazine launched the 1619 Project, a major initiative led by Nikole Hannah-Jones, with the goal of re-framing our understanding of the … Continue reading

Matthew C. Ehrlich is a professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His books include Heroes and Scoundrels: The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture and Radio Utopia: Postwar Audio Documentary in the Public Interest. He recently answered some … Continue reading

If sport provides a powerful lens through which social norms are produced, reproduced, and challenged, sports media compose key mechanisms through which these meanings are built and communicated. As studies of sports media gain momentum in the humanities and social … Continue reading

Tolga Ozyurtcu, Ph.D. is a Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. He recently shared his thoughts on his article, “‘Living the Dream’: Southern California and Origins of … Continue reading

Stephen Hardy is a retired professor of kinesiology and affiliate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire.  Andrew C. Holman is a professor of history and the director of Canadian studies at Bridgewater State University. They recently answered some questions … Continue reading

Andrew C. Billings is a professor and Ronald Reagan Chair of Broadcasting in the Department of Journalism and Creative Media at the University of Alabama. He is the coauthor of Olympic Television: Broadcasting the Biggest Show on Earth and Media and the Coming Out … Continue reading

Football season is well underway and we’re here to add a dose of football and NFL themed reads to your TBR. Featuring reads that will educate you on the origins of modern football, the creation of the NFL and sports … Continue reading