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

CfP Italian Journal of Health Education, Sports and Inclusive Didactics

CfP Italian Journal of Health Education, Sports and Inclusive Didactics

Special issue: OF BODIES, IN BODIES, BETWEEN BODIES PERFORMATIVE ARTS and EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

Contributions will be written in English, French and Spanish and will be accompanied by a short summary, in Italian, and an abstract, in English.

The editors will provide authors with an English translation or correction service. For further information please contact: managing@gsdjournal.i

DEADLINE – article submission by: 30/10/2022

ISHPES & CESH Joint declaration

CESH and ISHPES recognize the impact that the atrocities of war have on the pleasure of enjoying and researching sport. We stand in solidarity with our colleagues in Ukraine and all those impacted by this conflict.

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.

 

 

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).

 

CfP – Convegno nazionale SISS, 18-19 ott. 2019, Novi Ligure (IT)

VIII Convegno nazionale SISS
FAUSTO COPPI E LA STORIA DEL CICLISMO ITALIANO
Novi Ligure (AL)
18-19 ottobre 2019

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CfP: deadline 31 May 2019

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Il 15 settembre 1919 nasceva uno dei ciclisti più forti di tutti i tempi: il “campionissimo” Fausto Coppi. La definitiva esplosione della sua carriera coincise con alcuni dei momenti chiave della storia d’Italia: la ricostruzione del secondo dopoguerra e il boom economico. Il ciclismo e i suoi due maggiori rappresentanti, Fausto Coppi e Gino Bartali, senza dimenticare il terzo uomo Fiorenzo Magni, divennero l’emblema dell’Italia che voleva ricostruire: il pedalare nella fatica dei ciclisti ben si sovrapponeva con il lavoro che la popolazione italiana sostenne per recuperare in tempi brevi condizioni di vita normali, lontane dai disastri della Guerra. Fu anche grazie a campioni come Fausto Coppi che il ciclismo consolidò il suo primato di sport più seguito in Italia per tutti gli anni Cinquanta e Sessanta. La centralità del ciclismo nella vita sociale degli italiani fece sì che il coinvolgimento per la bicicletta non si limitasse ai soli sportivi ma comprendesse anche interessi politici, economici e culturali.

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