Vol 13 of the CESH journal European Studies in Sports History was published in December 2022. CESH members will get a free printed copy !
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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.
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:
- Welcome by the President (Huggins)
- Nomination of a Recorder
- Apologies for absence
- Approval of the Minutes of the GA in Lausanne 2019
- Acceptance of the Agenda for Lisbon 2021
- President’s Report (Huggins)
- General Secretary’s Report (Viuda-Serrano)
- Treasurer’s Report (Jallat)
- Auditors’ Report (Faniopoulos)
- 10.Vote on the Reports
- 11. Nomination of two Auditors for 2021-22
College of Fellows:
- 12. Report on the college of Fellows of CESH (Albanidis)
- 13. Election of the President of the College of Fellows
- 14. Election of the new Directing Board of CESH
- 15. Proposal of a modification to the Internal Regulations for membership of the College of Fellows.
- 16. Report of ESSH Editor (Bolz)
- 17. Presentation of the 25th International CESH Congress 2022 in Bucharest (Romania)
- 18. Proposals for the next International CESH Congresses
- 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Great success of the 2019 CESH Congress in Lausanne
It was a great pleasure to be in Lausanne for the CESH 2019 congress.
Many thanks to Patrick Clastres, Quentin Tonnerre and all their team from the University of Lausanne for this successful congress. Thanks also to the participants and speakers for their contributions to get a so stimulating scientific event. Great experience to have the annual Gala Dinner at the Olympic Museum Café.
We are looking forward to meeting you again in Lisbon next year.
The Directing Council of CESH
Funded PhD at Université de Lausanne (CH)
L’Institut des sciences du sport de l’Université de Lausanne (Issul) met au concours un poste d’Assistante diplômée ou assistant diplômé
Prise de fonction : 1 septembre 2019
Délai de candidature: 30 mai 2019
Annonce assistant ISSUL Lausanne
Publication du poste sur le site de l’Unil.
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
CfP: deadline 31 May 2019
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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Doctoral position in Lausanne. Deadline for applications 11th June 2018
Prof. Clastres, University of Lausanne, announces a competition for a doctoral post in Sports History available for 3 years (2018-2021) at the Institute of Sport Sciences. If you are interested, please see the call for applications.
Deadline: 11th of June 2018
Annonce Concours recrutement doctorant-E FNS Histoire du sport P CLASTRES
CESH president, Mike Huggins, new publication
We proudly announce the publication of the book Horse Racing and British Society in the Long Eighteenth Century by Mike Huggins, CESH president.
Please find below a link to the book:
Recommended by Allen Guttmann, leading American historian of sport who says:
‘Mike Huggins has carried out a prodigious amount of research into primary and secondary sources and used the research to produce a major work of sports history that is really much more than sports history. His study of horse racing is actually a political, economic, social, and cultural interpretation of 18th-century Britain as seen through the prism of its most important sport. He has done a beautiful job of organizing a vast amount of material into a coherent and continually interesting narrative’.
Publication of “L’Europe du football” edited by William Gasparini
Please find bellow the link to the book “L’Europe du football. Socio-histoire d’une construction européenne” recently edited by William Gasparini: