Firstly, work on Lessons from the past, challenges for the future: Sport, integrity and match-fixing., which explores both the long history of match-fixing and corruption in sport, and the current impact of the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions. To me match-fixing is now the greatest challenge of all to modern sport and we all need to play our part in addressing it – governments, academics, police, gambling organisations and sporting governing bodies.
I am currently working on Match-fixing in historical perspective, a collection of papers jointly edited with Dr Rob Hess for the International Journal of the History of Sport
Secondly, I am also writing what will be a very innovative and revisionist monograph Horse Racing and British Society in the Long Eighteenth Century, as part of a wider study of British sport in the early modern period.
Thirdly, I am editing a collection A Cultural History of Sport in the Age of Industry for Bloomsbury, as part of its new major series on the cultural history of sport.
Finally I am writing a chapter on ‘The Purpose of Sport‘ in Rebekka von Mallinckrodt (ed) A Cultural History of Sport in the Age of Enlightenment
I have just finished
‘Eighteenth and nineteenth century sporting journalism‘, for the Routledge Handbook of Sports Journalism edited by Rob Steen, Jed Novick, Huw Richards and Anne Coddington
‘Sport and the British comic 1930-1980‘ for a collection on Sporting Comics in the European Journal of Sport History