Sports, Society, and Technology Program

Georgia Tech, the School of History and Sociology, and the Ivan Allen Georgia Tech have recently launched a new program in Sports, Society, and Technology (SST). This initiative helps faculty and students to study sport in the contexts of historical and contemporary culture. Interdisciplinary studies and innovative teaching in SST will help students become leaders in the sport and health industries, higher education, and in our local and global communities. The program also houses the Sports, Society, and Technology Research Center.   


SST in the News

Former Georgia Tech Athletic Director Homer Rice Receives 2016 IAC Dean's Appreciation Award

Legendary college football coach, educator, author, and former Georgia Tech Athletic Director, Dr. Homer C. Rice has received the 2016 Ivan Allen College Dean's Appreciation Award. This award not only recognizes Dr. Rice's national accomplishments but also acknowledges his long-time and continuing contributions to the School of History and Sociology, the Sports, Society, and Technology Program, and Georgia Tech.

This video tribute helps to capture some of his important contributions.


Upcoming Events in SST

May 27 - 30, 2016

 

Georgia Tech to Host 2016 North American Society for Sport History Conference

 

The North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) will hold its annual convention at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta Georgia, from May 27-May 30, 2016. Georgia Tech’s Sports, Society, and Technology program, the School of History and Sociology, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts are hosting the event. The meeting in Atlanta will be the 44th annual conference for NASSH, an organization that encourages and promotes the study, research, and writing of the history of sport. The 2016 conference will feature an opening reception, numerous scholarly sessions, two keynote addresses, as well as a closing banquet. For more information contact Dr. Mary McDonald at mary.mcdonald [at] hsoc.gatech.edu.

In conjunction with NASSH, the SST program is also hosting a pre-conference workshop, "Doing Sport History in the Digital Present," from May 25 - 27. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to be our guests for lunch on May 25th at 12 noon. Registration for the May 25th lunch has now closed.

The SST program is also hosting a post-conference symposium, "Innovations in Sport For Development Research," on May 31st. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to be our guests for lunch on May 31st at 12 noon. To join us please RSVP by May 29, 2016.   

You can visit the Georgia Tech NASSH homepage for all the details about these events. Information is also available on the NASSH website.


Follow the links below to learn more about:

  • the SST leadership and participating faculty
  • how to declare an undergraduate minor in SST; and
  • all the recent news about the activities, events, and people associated with SST.