2024 CESH Congress programme now published!

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Please find below the preliminary programme for the 2024 CESH Congress in Paris, 4-6 June 2024.

Our 2024 keynotes are:

Dominique Connan (University of Paris Nanterre), ‘An « imagined global bourgeoisie »: golf and the thwarted respectability of Kenyan elites, from independence to the presidency of Mwai Kibaki’

Chris Young (University of Cambridge), ‘Rethinking Jesse Owens: Berlin 1936 and the German Media Landscape’

Florence Carpentier (University of Rouen Normandy), ‘Alice Milliat and the Women’s World Games’ [title to be confirmed]

We are very much looking forward to meeting you and discussing international sports history. Have a save journey and see you in Paris.

27th CESH Congress, Paris-Nanterre 4-6 June 2024

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The 27th CESH International Congress at the University of Paris Nanterre will be held on 4-6 June 2024 on the topic: « Making World(s). Sport Globalization & Olympism ». This congress is organised by the research centres ISP (Institute of Social Sciences of Politics, UMR 7220) and IDHE.S (Institutions and Historical Dynamics of Economy and Society, UMR 8533).

The congress webpage is available in English and in French. https://cesh2024upn.sciencescall.org/

Congress registration fees are available on the website, under « Registration fees » tab. Payment of conference fees is possible, once the scientific committee has reviewed your abstract proposals.

Please do not forget to pay your 2024 CESH membership fee separately.

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For further informations on the congress, please contact: cesh2024upn@sciencesconf.org and/or p.charitas@parisnanterre.fr

2024 CESH Congress organiser: Dr Pascal Charitas

University lecturer, Sports historian, member of ISP (UMR 7220)

UFR STAPS, University of Paris Nanterre, Alice Milliat Building/Max Weber Building

200 Avenue de la République, 92000 Nanterre (France)

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 « 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.

2022 CESH Early Career and Post-Graduate Award

All post-graduate and early career researchers intending to present a paper at the 25th CESH Congess: Competition and collaboration in sports history from Antiquity to Modern times, Bucharest 21-23 September 2022, 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.

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: 29 August 2022

EarlyCareerScholarAward2022Call

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

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

 

NEW FINAL PROGRAMME:

 

NEW General Assembly agenda, 15th September:

Introduction:

  1. Welcome by the President (Huggins)
  2. Nomination of a Recorder
  3. Apologies for absence
  4. Approval of the Minutes of the GA in Lausanne 2019
  5. Acceptance of the Agenda for Lisbon 2021

CESH Reports:

  1. President’s Report (Huggins)
  2. General Secretary’s Report (Viuda-Serrano)
  3. Treasurer’s Report (Jallat)
  4. Auditors’ Report (Faniopoulos)
  5. 10.Vote on the Reports
  6. 11. Nomination of two Auditors for 2021-22

College of Fellows:

  1. 12. Report on the college of Fellows of CESH (Albanidis)
  2. 13. Election of the President of the College of Fellows
  3. 14. Election of the new Directing Board of CESH
  4. 15. Proposal of a modification to the Internal Regulations for membership of the College of Fellows.

ESSH Journal:

  1. 16. Report of ESSH Editor (Bolz)

CESH Congresses:

  1. 17. Presentation of the 25th International CESH Congress 2022 in Bucharest (Romania)
  2. 18. Proposals for the next International CESH Congresses

Closing procedure: 

  1. 19. AOB

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.