CSU to host ‘Sporting Traditions Conference’ in Bathurst

16 APRIL 2019

CSU to host ‘Sporting Traditions Conference’ in Bathurst

The CSU School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health in Bathurst will host the Australian Society for Sport History Conference in Bathurst from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 July.

  • Twenty-second biennial Sporting Traditions Conference in Bathurst in July
  • The 2019 conference theme is ‘Sport on the Periphery’
  • Papers invited on sub-themes: Sport in regional areas, Sport and diversity, History of sport, health and exercise

The Charles Sturt University (CSU) 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.

Senior lecturer and Associate Head of the CSU School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health in Bathurst Dr Chelsea Litchfield said, “This is the twenty-second biennial Sporting Traditions Conference, and this year the theme is ‘Sport on the Periphery’.

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

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

“Submissions to present papers at the conference are invited on the conference theme on historical and contemporary perspectives of ‘Sport on the Periphery’.

“The call for papers closes on the Monday 29 April.

“We extend an invitation to academics, students and the community to attend the conference.”

For further information see http://sporthistory.org/2019-sporting-traditions-conference/#1541553957123-e3044699-a157

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 CSU School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health in Bathurst.

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

All participants can register at https://assh.shop.csu.edu.au/Login?returnurl=/Products/ where a variety of registration types and events are available.

Dr Chelsea Litchfield and Dr Jaquelyn Osborne are the Conference organisers and both can be contacted at SESSH-ASSH@csu.edu.au


Media contact:

Bruce Andrews, 0418 669 362


Media Note:

Contact CSU 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 CSU School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health in Bathurst.

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