Abstracts submission process for the 23th CESH Congress (Lausanne, 12-14 Sept. 2019) is open

The process of abstracts submission for the 2019 CESH Congress is now open.


Deadline for submission: May 1st, 2019


Please, find more information on the website of the congress:


Also in the CfP (English and French):




Summer school “Doing, Writing, Thinking Sport History”, September 8-12, 2019

On behalf of our colleagues Grégory Quin, Philippe Vonnard and Gil Mayencourt:
The Institute of Sport Science from the University of Lausanne is pleased to announce the organization of the first edition of a summer school entitled “Doing, Writing, Thinking Sport History”, from September the 8th to September the 12th, 2019.
This course aims to provide a unique environment for PhD students who seek to develop skills around sport history, and to improve their network in the field. Lectures given by leading experts will cover specific methodological aspects and new issues in the field of sport history. Participants will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research in specific sessions.
Application is open until the end of April, directly on the website of the event: http://wp.unil.ch/summerschools/courses2019/doing-writing-thinking-sport-history/
More information about the program can be found on the website too and questions might be sent to the director of the project, Grégory Quin, using his email (gregory.quin@unil.ch).
Just after the summer school, the University of Lausanne will also host the 2019 CESH Congress: http://wp.unil.ch/cesh2019/

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Sport and Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

The Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) is searching for a historian for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of History of Sport and Society to be appointed by August 2019.

Deadline: March 18, 2019

Announcement: 2019.02.Sports History Postdoc Announcement


Great summary video on the successful Bordeaux CESH conference, October 2018

As the icing on the cake of the Bordeaux CESH congress, here you can see a great summary video on the conference: https://youtu.be/i6KtAIGPrew


Many thanks to Jean-Françoise Loudcher.

Summer School in sport sciences, Paris 24-28 June 2019

Call for applications for the Summer School in sport sciences (humanities and social sciences). After many Summer Schools in Copenhagen (organized by Gertrud Pfister), Summer School helds at Paris since 2016 with an international pedagogical team.

The meeting between a team of renowned scholars and PhD students from various countries will provide an excellent opportunity learn about state of the art theories and methods, to exchange information, e.g. on research projects,  and build an international network.

If you are a PhD student and want to participate, fill out the form: http://acp.u-pem.fr/summer-school-sport/

Deadline for applications: March 1st, 2019

For more information, you can reply by email to Pierre-Olaf Schut at po.schut@u-pem.fr

Call for applications: 2019 Summer School First Announcement


CfP: Special issue of the IJHS on fantasy sport

Contributors are invited to a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport (IJHS) dedicated to original genealogies of fantasy sport.

This issue’s main objective is to examine the historical, economic, political, and social forces that spurred the emergence of fantasy sport and its growth into the international phenomenon that it is today. The special issue will be interdisciplinary in nature and welcome sport scholarship from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, communication studies, journalism, media studies, sport management, philosophy, American studies, and law.  Of particular interest are historical analyses of fantasy sport that offer unique perspectives on sport and fandom, as well as on the various cultures related to them.

If you have any questions, feel free to email prof. Andrew J. Ploeg at aploeg@bilkent.edu.tr

Deadline for abstract submissions: February 15th, 2019

Find the CfP here: IJHS Special Issue CFP


12th International Conference Football & Research 20-22 June 2019 - UFR STAPS Lyon

The research units L-Vis et LIBM from the University of Lyon1, in partnership with the Association of Francophone Football Researchers (AC2F) organise from 20th to 22th June 2019 an international conference about “Football by and for women”.

Individual propositions and workshop proposals should be submitted before the 7th February 2019 via the following website: https://cdmf2019.sciencesconf.org

For any other information, please contact the organising committee via this email address: colloque-CDMF2019@univ-lyon1.fr

Deadline for abstracts submission: 7th February 2019

Find the CfP here: AAC Colloque-CDMF2019_ENG

36th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association, June 19-22, 2019 (Limoges, France)

Call for papers for the 36th Annual Conference of the Sport Literatura Association, to be held on 19-22 June 2019 in Limoges (France). Deadline: 31st March 2019

Deadline for abstracts submission: 31st March 2019

Find the CfP here: Call For Papers_SLA_ 2019

2020 CESH congress awarded

The 24th CESH Congress will be held at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), and organized by Dr. Daniele Serapiglia and the Instituto de História Contemporânea, 9-11 September 2020.

Congratulations for this fantastic project!