The state of play: women in British sport history

Carol Osborne, Fiona Skillen

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    It is difficult to argue that sport history remains on the periphery of historical research. Rather, it might now be identified as occupying a positive niche position within the broader discipline of ‘history’ itself. In Britain this is largely thanks to the ongoing quality and breadth of publications, including the continued production of journals like this one, which has ensured the discipline's credibility. Yet, in spite of this achievement, it is not unreasonable to assert that dedicated study of women in sport history remains a peculiarly neglected area of academic research in Britain.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)189-195
    Number of pages7
    JournalSport in History
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • gender
    • British history
    • sport
    • women in sport


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