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Patricia Vertinsky and Alison Wrynn

Roberta J. Park, one of the National Academy of Kinesiology’s leading scholars and internationally well-known sport historian and physical educator, passed away on December 5, 2018, at the age of 87. Her extensive career at the University of California, Berkeley, as student, teacher, colleague

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Patricia Vertinsky

pioneering group of sport historians and sociologists at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, many of whom would later become my own colleagues in the developing academic world of sport history. Consciously breaking away from the stereotypical perceptions of physical education history research as

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Dain TePoel

egalitarian social and economic programs. 2 In short, Mixner aimed for this single March to accomplish what decades of striving in the antinuclear movement had failed to achieve. 3 Sport historians have occasionally commented on the relationship between physicality and oppositional politics outside of sport

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Alison M. Wrynn

This article examines the past, present, and future of historical research in sport and physical education. Due to time and space limitations, the focus is on work that has emerged and is emerging in North America—particularly the United States—but it must be noted there are very active sport historians throughout the world; in departments of kinesiology, history, and American studies. This article covers two broad categories: the past to the present and the present to the future of research in sport history. Within these two sections, there is also an analysis of changes in the conduct of research by historians as this has had, and will continue to have, a major impact on the kinds of work that will be produced in the future.

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Lindsay Parks Pieper

work published in our field “continues to value and privilege certain bodies, voices, and analytic foci.” 2 We have largely ignored the experiences and perspectives of trans people. I am responding to Adams’s call for sport historians to “step up” by encouraging us to be more encompassing and

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Matthew R. Hodler

humans have been associated with water leads to superfluous tangents, an over-reliance on secondary sources, and/or poorly supported claims. For many sport historians, it will be too a-critical and too broad. With that said, the two chapters focusing on swimming as a sport and/or a physical activity will

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Theory (2001); Experiencing Sport: Reversal Theory (1999); Motivation and Emotion in Sport (1997); Understanding Soccer Hooliganism (1994). He is a former high level rugby player and coach. Jörg Krieger is a sport historian and associate professor in the Department of Public Health at Aarhus

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Carly Adams

community of scholars, are we creating space(s) that welcome and encourage Black and Indigenous scholars, scholars of color, disabled scholars, scholars from the global south, or trans scholars, for instance, to submit to sport history journals? Or are sport historians—particularly those in positions of

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Ryan Murtha

Edited by Eric Burin. Published in 2018 by The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota (273 pp., open access, Digital) With the increase in political activism among athletes over the past decade, it is hard, as a sport historian, not to think about the fact we are seeing events happen in