Allen Guttmann, Professor of English and American Studies

At its annual conference on May 31, the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) waived a rule that former presidents are not eligible for awards and surprised Allen Guttmann, professor of English and American Studies, with an award in recognition of his “outstanding leadership in sport history with the publication of numerous books, service on journal editorial boards, teaching, writing and general service to the profession.”

Then, at a special ceremony convened on August 6, the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Science at Tuebingen University (Germany) conferred upon Guttmann an honorary doctorate for “his many contributions to the study of sports history and the Olympic Games and for his extensive documentation of the global development of modern sports. Professor Guttmann’s work, which is recognized throughout the world, has greatly influenced research at Tuebingen University.”