British Society of Sports History

Promoting the Study of the History of Sport

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Sport in History

Sport in History is the official journal of the British Society of Sports History. Four times per year, it publishes original research on the history of sport, leisure and recreation and encourages using the study of sport to illuminate broader historical issues and debates.


Access to Sport in History articles
BSSH members receive a hard copy of each published edition of the journal, and can access electronic versions of previous articles for free by signing in to this website. Links are provided on the member homepage.


Sport in History: Books for Review

A full list of books to review for Sport in History is available here. This list was published on October 31 2020 with recent additions highlighted. There has been some disruption to the process due to Covid-19, so please be patient with requests - both we and the publishers are working hard to get the wheels back in motion!

We welcome reviews from PhD students and ECRs, as well as established academics. 

Please contact reviews editor Lisa Taylor with any queries about reviewing for the journal.