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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
The International Journal of the History of Sport

For a Special Issue on
Field Hockey Histories: Local, National, and Global

Manuscript deadline
30 June 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Associate Professor Geoff Watson, Massey University, New Zealand
[email protected]

Associate Professor Heather Dichter, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
[email protected]

Adjunct Professor Rob Hess, Victoria University, Australia
[email protected]

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Field Hockey Histories: Local, National, and Global

Despite the enormous popularity of field hockey as a grassroots participant sport, its appearance at the Olympic Games since 1908 for men (and since 1980 for women), and the regular cycle of regional and international championships, academic studies exploring the history of the sport are relatively scarce beyond its role in early women’s sport activities. Also rare are works that attempt to explore the game in a global context.

The intention is to create a special issue that spans a variety of aspects related to the history of the sport around the globe by means of papers that explore the development of field hockey at individual, club, local, county, state, national, or international levels in diverse regions.

Possible perspectives or themes that could be addressed in an historical framework include:

  • Biography
  • Culture
  • Gender and/or sexuality
  • Heritage
  • Management
  • Media
  • Nationalism and/or national identity
  • Olympic inclusion, including the Youth Olympic Games
  • Politics and/or diplomacy
  • Race and/or ethnicity

The special issue editors anticipate achieving a broad geographical spread across the papers, reflecting the fact that the sport of field hockey has a strong presence on all six continents.

It is expected that all papers will adopt an appropriate historical and/or biographical methodology. Submissions with a strong heritage focus or that draw on a wide array of primary sources are especially welcome.

Please note that as part of this project, the three editors will also be establishing the Field Hockey History Network, an online community of scholars with an interest in the history of field hockey.  This Network will operate with the support of The Hockey Museum in Woking, England.

Submission Instructions

Timeline

Scholars intending to submit a manuscript should email their paper title, abstract, and keywords to Geoff Watson at [email protected] by 28 February 2023.

Scholars whose papers are accepted will be notified no later than 30 March 2023, with final papers to be submitted via the submission portal by 30 June 2023.

Submission Instructions for the Paper

  • The paper should not exceed a maximum of 10,000 words, including references.
  • Please nominate ‘Field Hockey’ as the preferred special issue destination
  • Please note that all submissions will be subject to double-blind peer-review and must strictly adhere to the journal’s style guide: https://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/style/reference/ref_FHSP_style_guide.pdf.
  • The expected publication date for the special issue is late 2023.

For questions about this special issue, please contact Associate Professor Geoff Watson, [email protected]

To be part of the Field Hockey History Network, email the message 'Subscribe to the FHHN' to [email protected].

 

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