International conference “Olympic events, historical moments”

The Global Sport & Olympic Studies Center of the University of Lausanne is thrilled to inform you that the international conference co-hosted with ACHAC “Olympic events, historical moments” will be held on 7th December in Lausanne.
You can see the conference via a Zoom link. You have to register via this link : https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvfu-oqTktHdHT7DmyjDeLYB2CZsk1fmBS

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Exciting future congresses of CESH

The General Assembly of CESH on 15 September 2021 in Lisbon was the occasion to look to the future. We are delighted to confirm and announce the next congresses of CESH. We’ll meet again in:

– Bucharest (Romania), 21-23 Sept. 2022

– Cologne (Germany), September 2023

– Paris Nanterre (France), Summer 2024

Details will follow in due time. Many thanks to the candidates and congratulation on your bids!

Thanks to the organisers of Lisbon 2021

The Directing Council of CESH on the behalf of all participants express their sincere thanks to Daniele Serapiglia and Rahul Kumar  for the successful organisation of the 24th CESH Congress / ISHPES Congress at the Universidade Nova Lisboa.

139 papers, 3 keynotes in a hybrid conference… and a sensation to resume scientific relations with international colleagues.

Thank you so much for having challenged the situation and managed to host the joint CESH/ISHPES congress during three fabulous days in Lisbon.

 

 

Journal “Materiales para la Historia del Deporte”, Call for Papers coordinated by Arnd Krüger

Our CESH Fellow, Arnd Krüger, one of the founders of CESH and its first Presindent, coordinates a special number of Materiales para la Historia del Deporte, about “Mind the gap! The role of suppression, purges, and rejection in sports history and sports historiography”.

 

Works into the context of memory studies are welcome: Under-researched, forgotten or suppressed events, case studies, systematic studies with no limited time frame and related to sports in a very wide sense, from physical exercise, dance, gymnastics or sporting leisure club activities to sport for the handicapped or elite Olympic sports.

 

CfP here: Mindthegap_ENG-SPA

 

Send your abstract (in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French or Italian, nor more than 300 words) to arndkrueger@yahoo.de and materialeshistoriadeporte.inef@upm.es

 

Deadline for abstracts submission: September 6, 2021

 

Joint CESH/ISHPES Early Career Scholars Day, Lisbon 13 September 2021

Students and Early Career Scholars who are taking part to the joint CESH/ISHPES Congress 2021 in Lisbon are invited to participate in a seminar on “Sport History and Social Sciences: exploiting a fruitful relationship,” with Dr. Nuno Domingos, Portuguese anthropologist.

 

The event will be held in a mixed mode (online and in-person) at the Institute of Contemporary History (IHC) — NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, on 13 September 2021. Participants are encouraged to share their (interdisciplinary) research experiences, their ideas, their doubts and their perspectives on the topic, within a highly mutual and participative event. The seminar aims to foster a fertile trans-disciplinary dialogue within sport studies, among scholars of the next generation.

 

The event is free, so please sign-up in order to participate, and specify if you will join online or in presence (limited seats!), with an email to the organisers:

Dario Nardini: d.nardini@campus.unimib.it
Daniele Serapiglia: dserapiglia@fcsh.unl.pt
Rahul Kumar: rahul.m.kumar@gmail.com

The event is part of the CESH/ISHPES Congress 2021.

 

More information here: https://ihc.fcsh.unl.pt/en/events/sport-history-social-sciences/ 

 

2021 CESH Early Career and Post-Graduate Award

All post-graduate and early career researchers intending to present a paper at the 24th CESH Congess: Sport and Politics from Antiquity to the Modern Day, Lisbon 14-16 September 2021, have the opportunity to enter for the prestigious CESH Early Career and Post-Graduate Award. This has a range of benefits, including a cash prize.

ALL entrants get their CESH membership refunded at the Congress, and free membership for the following year.

Colleagues will know that winning this award has many benefits to an early career scholar:

  • It looks extremely good as part of a curriculum vitae, and can improve future jobs prospects.
  • It confers prestige on the scholar and his/her institution.
  • The financial gain of a money prize (currently of 250 Euros) is always useful.

Deadline: 23 August 2021.

All Postgraduates, post-doctoral  candidates and early career researchers with an interest in the history of sport are invited to the:

CESH Pre-Congress Seminar: 13 September 2021, 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Sessions currently include:

  • Funding and research
  • Getting your work published
  • The difficulties, challenges and pleasures of your role

International round table on history of university sport: Paris, November 16, 2021 / Lausanne, June 1, 2022

On behalf our CESH member Lidia Lesnykh we announce the launching of a two-days international round table organised by the Institute of Sport Sciences of the Université de Lausanne, the GERME (Groupe d’études et de recherche sur les mouvements étudiants) and the Cité des mémoires étudiantes (Paris).

Title: Students and sports in the world from the 19th century to the present day: Actors, institutions, practices.

1st round table: Paris, November 16, 2021

2nd round table: Lausanne, June 1, 2022

Proposal submissions: sportunivcolloque@gmail.com

Submission deadline: June 15, 2021  July 15, 2021

Find the CfP in French and English here: aac sports V6

More info: http://www.germe-inform.fr/?p=4358

 

ESSH vol 12 is out

ESSH vol 12ESSH volume 12 is out.

CESH members for 2019 get a free copy. Enjoy the reading!

 

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Prof. Wolfgang Decker, Fellow of CESH, passed away in April 2020

Prof. Wolfgang Decker, Fellow of CESH no. 19 (Deutsche Sporthochschule, Cologne, Germany) passed away on April 28. 

Prof. Fernando García Romero, Fellow of CESH, has written a short obituary. May he rest in peace.

 

On April 28, 2020, Professor Wolfgang Decker, a historic member of the CESH College of Fellows, passed away at the age of 78. Professor Decker is the author of a vast scientific production, based on a very solid academic background: he had studied sports sciences at the Deutsche Sporthochschule in Cologne, where he would be Professor of sports history from 1976 until his retirement, and also classical studies, archeology and Egyptology at the University of Cologne. He has been the world’s greatest specialist in Egyptian sport, a subject on which he published, in addition to many articles, some fundamental books: his general works Sport und Spiel im Alten Ägypten (Múnich 1987; English translation Yale 1992) and Pharao und Sport (Mainz 2006), the critical compilation of texts Quellentexte zu Sport und Körperkultur im alten Ägypten (St. August 1975) and, in collaboration with Michael Herb, the compilation of iconographic sources with an extensive comment Bildatlas zum Sport im Alten Ägypten. Corpus der bildlichen Quellen zu Leibesübungen, Spiel, Jagd, Tanz und verwandten Themen (Leiden 1994).
 
He has also been for the last 50 years one of the greatest scholars of ancient Greek sport, a period to which he dedicated, among countless other works, his book Sport in der griechischen Antike. Vom minoischen Wettkampf zu den Olympischen Spielen (Hildesheim 2012, translated into Greek in Athens 2004) and his biographical dictionary of great athletes from the Ancient World Antike Spitzensportler. Athletenbiographien aus dem Alten Orient, Ägypten und Griechenland (Hildesheim 2014)He was also one of the main promoters of the magazine Nikephoros. Zeitschrift für Sport und Kultur im Altertumof whose bibliographic rapports he dealt with for many years, an essential instrument for all researchers of sport in the ancient world. 
 
During the last stage of his academic production he was also actively engaged in studying the origins of the modern Olympic Games, and specifically the contribution of Greece, since his precise knowledge of the modern Greek language (he was a great polyglot) allowed him direct access to the reading of the original sources; one of the fruits of that work was the book Praeludium Olympicum. Das Memorandum des Jahres 1835 von Innenminister Ioannis Kolettis an König Otto I. von Griechenland über ein Nationalfest mit öffentlichen Spielen nach dem Muster der antiken panhellenischen Agone (Hildesheim 2006). 
 
Wolfgang Decker has been a teacher in the broadest, noblest, and truest sense of the word. To his intelligence and wisdom, he added exceptional human qualities. We are left with his work and we still have the memory of his intelligent and at the same time funny conversation, of his slow speech in any of the several languages ​​he dominated, of his always kind and polite treatment, of his generosity towards his colleagues and disciples, whatever his age and academic rank.
 
Prof. Fernando García Romero 

 

Prof. Decker
Prof. Wolfgang Decker in CESH 2014 Edessa congress (2014).