24th CESH/ISHPES Congress (Lisbon) 14-16 September 2021. NEW FORMAT: on-site and online

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24th CESH Congress, organized along with ISHPES, will be held at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, on 14-16 September 2021.

 

Call for Papers: CESH-ISHPES-2021_CFP

Abstracts submission new deadline: 10 May 2021

Hybrid format: on-site and online. Choose yourself

2021 CESH Event: bit.ly/cesh2021

Reduced congress fee: 50€

 

Location: NOVA FCSH, Almada Negreiros College (NOVA’s Campolide Campus, 1099-085 Lisbon).

 

Date: 14-16 September 2021.

 

New information about ACCOMMODATION AND PAYMENT here: https://ihc.fcsh.unl.pt/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/06/CESH-ISHPES-2021_logistics.pdf

 

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The 24th edition of CESH congress, joint with ISHPES, will be held from 14 to 16th of September 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. The theme of this year’s congress, “Sport and Politics from Antiquity to the Modern Day”, aims to explore the historical configurations of the sports field and its relationship with a broad range of political processes.

CESH/ISHPES 2021 welcomes contributions centred on, but not limited to, the following research themes and questions:

  • Sport and political regimes: How can we make sense of the transformations of the sporting experience in different political regimes? Is it possible or not to put forward a political periodization of sport? What is fascist (or communist) about fascist (or communist) sports practices and spectacles? Is there an essential break between aristocratic, authoritarian and democratic sports (and, if yes, at what levels)?
  • Sport, race and colonialism: What role did sport play in colonial empires? How did the colonial politics of racial differentiation and hierarchization shape sports? And how was the colonial project shaped by sporting practices and ideologies? What can we learn about decolonization processes by putting sports centre stage? How did newly independent nations negotiate imperial memories and/or political projects of autonomy through sport? How do racialization practices operate on the sports field?
  • Sports organizations as political institutions: What is political about sports institutions and governance? How do the politics of sports organizations and clubs relate to other spheres of the political? What are the political stakes in conflicts taking place inside sports institutions? What type of political mobilization takes place inside sports organizations? How do sport organizations and practices relate with mass and popular culture?
  • Sport and imagined communities: In what ways and in which scales do sports clubs and sporting institutions come to serve as foci of community identification? How do these systems vary historically and geographically? What type of institutions shape these identifications? How do media discourses reproduce and transform sports cultures and identities? How do the moral grammars of different fan cultures relate with other identification systems (ie religious, political, regional) and other moral grammars?
  • Sports and governmentality: How have state policies shaped sporting practices and landscapes? Which groups are the main targets of biopolitical technologies? Under which rationalities have specialists of the sports field exercised and legitimised their power? Which institutions have been at the forefront of the manage-ment and administration of bodies through sport? What systems of classification and identification have been applied by different state agencies to sports practi-tioners, fans and institutions?
  • Sport and international relations: What type of role does sport play in international relations? How do national and international political questions impact on the sports field? Does the globalization of different sports practices and images follow the patterns of the international political system or does it have its own specific logics? How do sports mega-events allow us to reframe power relations in a global world?
  • Sport and Gender: How has the relationship between sport and gender evolved? What can a history of sport tell us about the construction of gender categories? How can we reconstruct our understanding of sports as gendered practices? How do sports practices contribute to the production of gendered bodies?

Abstracts (maximum 300 words) along with a paragraph with biographical information, should be sent by email to: cesh2020@fcsh.unl.pt by 10 May 2021.

Besides individual papers, we also encourage the submission of panel proposals (up to three papers). In this case, convenors should also present an abstract for the panel (maximum 300 words) alongside the individual papers abstracts in a single file.

 

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

 

Q&A online session on publishing papers in IJHS, July 15, 2021

The Editors of The International Journal of the History of Sport are organizing an information and Q&A session about publishing articles in IJHS for interested scholars.  This zoom session will include advice for authors to help prepare manuscripts for submission, a discussion of the review process, proposing special issues, and an opportunity to pose questions to the Editors.

ISHPES Council members Heather Dichter and Malcolm MacLean, who are both IJHS editors, will be running this event.

DATE: Thursday, July 15
TIME: 4 p.m. British Summer Time
ZOOM LINKhttps://lincoln.zoom.us/j/95288175826
PASSCODE: passcode: 067781
Meeting ID: 952 8817 5826
Join by SIP: 95288175826@zoomcrc.com

The event will be recorded and be made available on the IJHS website following the session.

 

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

 

« Doing, Writing, Thinking Sport History », Summer School in Lausanne, 29 Aug – 2 Sept 2021

The Institute of Sport Science from the University of Lausanne is pleased to announce the organization of the second edition of the « Doing, Writing, Thinking Sport History » summer school, from August the 29th to September the 2nd 2021.
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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.
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Application is open until the end of April 2021, directly on the website of the event:
https://wp.unil.ch/summerschools/courses/doing-writing-thinking-sport-history/

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3 ECTS credits will be given to student who might need them for their own institutions, and of course, the exact organisation (on site, hybrid, online) will be decided according to the evolution of the pandemic situation.
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More information about the program can be found on the website too and questions might be send to the director of the project, Grégory Quin (gregory.quin@unil.ch).
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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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Digital International Conference on Martial Arts, Religion & Spirituality, 15-16 July 2020

On behalf on the CESH member Denis Jallat, we announce a digital international conference about martial arts to be held on July 15th and 16th, 2020: The 6th Martial Arts Studies Research Network Conference (Cardiff University and Aix Marseille Université).
If you are interested, please find all the information here:
All papers which will be presented at the conference are already uploaded and available on a Youtube channel dedicated to this event:
Here you are the poster and the Programme:

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).