Future CESH Congresses


The 20th International CESH Congress will be held at the International Centre for Sport History and Culture, De Montfort University in Leicester (UK) on 5-7 September 2016. This will be an open-themed congess.



The preliminary programme has been published.


You may now pay your congress registration fees (early bird ends 7 June).


Participants to the Early Career Scholar Award Competition

must send their article by 31 July 2016.


Please visit the congress information page at 2016 Congress in Leicester


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The 21st International CESH Congress will be held at the research centre Sport et Sciences Sociales (E3S) in Strasbourg (France) on 7-9 December 2017.

Organisation: Denis Jallat and Jean Saint-Martin




Scholars interested in hosting an international CESH congress should contact the members of the Directing Council of CESH well in advance.

We now welcome bids from academic colleagues for the 2018 and 2019 CESH congresses. (No professional event organisers please)

Please read the guidelines at: http://www.cesh-site.eu/?page_id=208



Sports Coaching: Historical and Cultural Perspectives, Besançon (FR), 28 April 2016

The study of the historical and cultural aspects of sports coaching has not received the same amount of scholarly attention as the pedagogical, psychological and sociological components of the coaching process. Coaching journals such as Sports Coaching Review and the International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching, for example, have focused almost exclusively on publishing articles on contemporary coaching practice to the exclusion of any consideration of how coaching has developed or how the transfer of coaching knowledge has occurred within and across cultures. These factors have been significant, however, in the development of sports coaching as a universally accepted means of improving athletic performance, as well as for practitioners in leisure sport and health sport. The relationships between sports coaching and Physical Education are also important in this respect.
The aim of this is to bring together scholars from diverse perspectives (historical, sociological, epistemological, and educational) who are interested in the history of coaching and/or its cultural significance. Although all relevant proposals will be considered favourably, the organisers are particularly keen to explore how coaching knowledge has permeated between different national sporting systems and would like to encourage contributions that discuss regional and transnational aspects of coaching developments. The cross-fertilisation of coaching and training practices between Britain and Europe, and vice versa, and the penetration of American and Soviet methods across Europe would be of especial interest, as would the impact on coaching of international mega-sporting events and the employment of non-native elite coaches in central administrative positions.

Event programme: Sport Coaching



“Sport, Olympics and Play Cultures” Seminar (Lausanne, CH)

«  Sport,  Olympics  and  play  cultures  around  the  world  »
2015-2016, Monthly  Research  Workshop

held at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Dir.: Pr. Dr. Patrick Clastres

Presentation in English: Seminar Lausanne ENG

Presentation in French : Séminaire Lausanne FR