Funded doctoral opportunities at the International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, UK

by Martin Polley

The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership <http://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk> (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

M4C is awarding new doctoral studentships for UK and International applicants for 2023 entry through Open Competition and Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors.

De Montfort University’s (DMU) International Centre for Sports History and Culture (ICSHC) is a world-leading centre for the study of all aspects of sports history, and we are keen to hear from potential doctorial students who would like to apply to study with us under the Midlands4Cities programme. Our members specialise in a range of themes and approaches to the history of sport, and we have a dynamic body of doctoral students whose work covers chess, the outdoor movement, women’s football, folk dance, boxing, race and ethnicity in sport, emotional histories of sport, sports diplomacy, and much more. We are active in hosting and attending conferences and research seminars, and we have excellent networks with the North American Society of Sport History (NASSH), the British Society of Sports History (BSSH), the European Committee for Sports History (CESH), and the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES). The ICSHC has strong links with DMU’s Special Collections, which houses a number of unique sport archives, including England Boxing, the Alpine Ski Club, the Ski Club of Great Britain, the English Chess Federation, the Sir Norman Chester papers relating to the Football Trust, the Special Olympics (Leicester), the British Basketball league, Leicester Tigers RFC, Leicestershire Tennis and Squash club, the British Society of Sports History, and the papers of sports historians Tony Mason and architectural historian Simon Inglis.

ICSHC invites applications from well-qualified students whose research interests connect with our expertise in:

  – the Olympic Games and international sport
  – North American sport
  – sport in Europe
  – Cold War sport
  – sport and diplomacy/international relations
  – sport and photography
  – sport heritage
  – sport and the environment
  – sport and war/occupation
  – history of football in Britain and beyond
  – history of boxing in Britain and beyond
  – global/ transnational sports histories
  – women’s sports history
  – histories of sport, race and ethnicity
  – local and community histories of sport
  – medical and scientific histories of sport
  – sport and the body

See our supervisors’ interests here:
https://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/midlands4cities-dtp/research-areas/sports-history-and-culture.aspx

Launch of the monthly CEO&GS webinar

Prof. Patrick Clastres (Lausanne university) is pleased to announce the launch of the monthly CEO&GS webinar, Building bridges within and outside the history of sport for the academic year 2022-2023.

8 conferences will be offered from October 2022 to May 2023: you can find out about them via the attached programme which will be completed. During each session, a guest speaker, who has recently completed a PhD thesis on the history of sport, will present his/her doctoral research for approximately 45 minutes. Each seminar runs from 16:30 to 18:30 (Zurich UTC+1) entirely in English via a zoom link so that researchers from around the world can follow the seminar. Every webinar will be the subject of a presentation of the thesis (45mn), the intervention of a discussant (15mn) and a question and answer session (45mn).

Thesis supervisors and new PhDs in sport history are invited to contact us to be included in our next webinar programme.

For more information, please contact Raphaël Benbouhou : raphael.benbouhou@unil.ch

Congress online “Students and Sports in the World from the 19th Century to the Present Day”, Wednesday, 1st June 2022

The Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL) invites you to the international study days devoted to university sport history. The event is taking place on 1 June 2022. It is organised with the sponsorship of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and in partnership with the GERME (Study and Research Group on Student Movements) and the Cité des mémoires étudiantes (Paris).

To attend online, please subscribe at sportunivcolloque@gmail.com. The link will be sent on 31 May.

Webinar CEO&GS – Andreas Praher, “Austrian Skiing in National Socialism” – 6th webinar 11 May 2022

Dear colleagues,

The Centre for Olympic Studies & the Globalisation of Sport of the University of Lausanne and its director Prof. Patrick Clastres are pleased to invite you to the sixth session of the webinar Building bridges within and outside the history of sport which will take place on Wednesday 11 May 2022, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

The guest speaker will be Andreas Praher, PhD in Contemporary History at the University of Salzburg (Austria) and Research Associate in History at University of Linz (Austria). He will present his doctoral thesis in 2019 Austrian skiing in national socialism. Adaption-persecution-collaboration. Andreas Praher’s discussant will be Christof Thöny, teacher of religion and history at the federal high school in Bludenz and archivist of the city of Bludenz (Austria)

To follow the webinar, please register with raphael.benbouhou@unil.ch.

A Zoom link with the access code will be provided to follow the conference.

Honorary doctorate Tommie Smith & John Carlos, Leuven

KU Leuven will give an honorary doctorate to Tommie Smith & John Carlos on Thursday 23 June 2022.
Please welcome at this event, as announced hereunder the ceremony will be live-streamed (5 pm CEST).

People who register for the live-stream will receive a personal confirmation including entrance link and practical details.


You can find information and register here : 

 https://faber.kuleuven.be/eng/honorary-doctorate 

or view the web version

https://www.kuleuven.be/apps/mailtemplates/previews/25083-622f405001959.html

Webinar “Building bridges within and outside the history of sport”, Program Spring 2022, University of Lausanne

The Centre for Olympic Studies & the Globalisation of Sport of the University of Lausanne and its director Prof. Patrick Clastres are pleased to invite you to the webinar Building bridges within and outside the history of sport ((see attached pdf). Each seminar will take place in English, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm Zurich hour, and will include a presentation of the thesis (45mn), a talk by a discussant (15mn) and a question and answer session (45mn).

The CEOGS/UNIL seminar aims to bring together PhDs who have recently defended their thesis in the history of sport across the continental distances that separate them. It also aims to allow them to exchange with more experienced researchers, who will be their discussants, and with an international audience of listeners, and thus to make their work better known on a global scale in a convivial atmosphere. This webinar will provide a space for dialogue between national historiographies that often misunderstand each other and that are correlated to different disciplinary fields (history, international relations, political sciences, sport and body movement sciences, colonial and post-colonial studies, gender studies, subaltern studies, cultural studies, visual studies, area studies…).

Finally, the sessions will be built around the virtuous circle that must link empirical approaches, concepts and theories of history. Particular attention will be paid to the internal and external criticism of sources, to the articulation between the narrative that these sources allow and the historical contexts that encompass it, and to the singularity of the history of sport in relation to other forms and objects of historical writing. 

Our collective ambition will be to contribute to bringing the history of sport out of its isolation and give it its rightful place in the historiography of contemporary societies: a place that is neither marginal nor central.

To follow the webinar, please register with Raphaël Benbouhou: raphael.benbouhou@unil.ch. A Zoom link with the access code will be provided to follow the conference.

Call for paper “Competition and collaboration in sport and physical education from Antiquity to Modern times”, XXVth International Congress of CESH in Bucharest

NEW ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE : 15 MAY 2022

We are pleased to announce the next congress of our committee, organised in Bucharest by our colleague Pompiliu-Nicolae Constantin in September 2022. You can now submit your proposals for papers. For more information, please consult the attached document or the congress website at cesh2022.unefs.ro
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