‘Sporting Traditions Conference’ at Charles Sturt in Bathurst

28 JUNE 2019

‘Sporting Traditions Conference’ at Charles Sturt in Bathurst

The Charles Sturt University School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health in Bathurst will host the Australian Society for Sport History (ASSH) Conference in Bathurst from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 July.

  • The 22nd biennial Sporting Traditions Conference is in Bathurst next week
  • The 2019 conference theme is ‘Sport on the Periphery’
  • Papers to be presented about sport in regional areas, sport and diversity, and the history of sport, health and exercise

The Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt University) School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health in Bathurst will host the Australian Society for Sport History (ASSH) Conference in Bathurst next week from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 July.

Senior lecturer and Associate Head of the Charles Sturt School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health in Bathurst Dr Chelsea Litchfield and conference co-organiser Dr Jaquelyn Osborne said, “The theme of this twenty-second biennial Sporting Traditions Conference is ‘Sport on the Periphery’.

“ASSH’s traditional focus is on the social and cultural history of sport, and the ‘Sport on the Periphery’ theme has three distinct sub-themes:

  • Sport in regional areas
  • Sport and diversity
  • History of sport, health and exercise

“The conference keynote speakers are Professor Toni Bruce from Auckland, Dr Auntie Beryl Carmichael from Menindee in rural western NSW, and Professor Frank Marino, Head of the Charles Sturt School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health in Bathurst.

“A range of other presenters will also speak on historical and contemporary perspectives of ‘Sport on the Periphery’,” Dr Litchfield and Dr Osborne said.

For further information visit the Australian Society for Sports History website or email the organisers at SESSH-ASSH@csu.edu.au

The Australian Society for Sport History Conference will be held at Charles Sturt in Bathurst at the Centre for Professional Development (building 1285) from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 July.

Media Note:

Contact Charles Sturt Media via news@csu.edu.au or Bruce Andrews on 0418 669 362 to arrange interviews with Dr Chelsea Litchfield and Dr Jaquelyn Osborne in the Charles Sturt School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health in Bathurst.

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