CESH Congresses


Academic colleagues interested in hosting an international CESH congress should contact the members of the Directing Council of CESH well in advance.

Principal rules for congress organisation: NoteForCongressOrganisers

No professional event organisers please.


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20th International CESH Congress, 5-7 September 2016, in Leicester/UK

Contact: Martin Polley, James Panter, Daphné Bolz

Congress webpage: Leicester 2016

Twitter: #cesh2016


19th International CESH Congress, 22-24 Oct 2015, in Florence/Italy: “Sport as a Key Driver for Development in Historical Perspective”

Contact: Marcello Marchioni

Congress Programme: ProgrammaCESH2015

Congress webpage: http://www.cesh2015florence.it/


18th International CESH Congress, 16-18 Oct 2014, in Edessa/Greece: “Sports and Education from Antiquity to Modern Times”

Contact: Christodoulos Faniopoulos, Evangelos Albanidis

Congress Programme: 2014_cesh_edessa_greece


17th International CESH Congress, 21-23 Nov 2013, in Barcelona/Spain: “Sport in Times of Crisis”

Contact: Xavier Pujadas

Congress programme: programa_final



16th International CESH Congress, 12-16 Oct 2011, in Estoril/Portugal: “Sport and Tourism”

Contact: Manuela Hasse

Congress flyer: Cartaz_FINAL_CESH

Congress programme: ceshprogram



15th International CESH Congress, 23-25 Sept 2010, in Monastir/Tunisia: “Olympic Myth and Sports Heroes”

Contact: Jean-François Loudcher

International congress proceedings as CD: A. Viuda-Serrano, J.-F. Loudcher & A. Elloumi (eds.), Proceedings XV International CESH Congress, Monastir (Tunisia) 23-25 September 2010, Madrid, CESH & Universidad Camilo José Cela (ISBN: 978-84-616-7253-0).


14th International CESH Congress, 17-19 Sept 2009, in Pisa/Italy: “Corpo e senso del limite”

International Congress Proceedings as CD: Hannover, NISH, 2014 (ISBN: 978-3-932423-38-3).

Contact: Angela Teja

Congress programme: ProgrammeCESH2009Pisa



13th International CESH Congress 2008 in Gorzow Wlkp. Poland: “Transnational Aspects of European Sport History”

International Congress Proceedings. Gorzów 2008
Contact: Thomas Jurek


12th International CESH Congress, 19-22 Sept 2007, in Lorient (Brittany), France: “Sport and the Arts: Construction and Reality”

International Congress Proceedings: DANIEL Laurent (dir.), L’Art et le sport. Actes du XIIe colloque international du Comité européen pour l’histoire des sport, tome 1 & tome 2, Biarritz, Atlantica, 2009. (ISBN: 978-2-75880159-7)
Contact: Laurent Daniel

Congress programme: Programme FRANCAIS


11th International CESH Congress 2006: Vienna, Austria: “Sport and the Construction of Identities”

International Congress Proceedings: Bettina KRATZMÜLLER et al., Sport and the Construction of Identities, Vienna (Austria), Turia + Kant, 2007. (ISBN: 978-3-85132-494-5)
Contact: b.kratzmueller@gmx.de



10th International CESH Congress 2005: Sevilla, Spain: “Sport and Violence”

Organizer: Juan Carlos Fernandez Truan
Contact: jcfertru@upo.es

International congress proceedings: CESH, Sport and Violence, Sevilla, Edition Universidad Pablo de Olavide, 2006. (ISBN: 978-84-608-0476-5)



9th International CESH Congress 2004: Crotone, Italy: “Sport and Culture”

International Congress Proceedings:

Angela TEJA, Fernando GACIA ROMERO, Santino MARIANO, Daphné BOLZ., Sport e Culture, vol. 1: Età antica, Calopezzati (Italy), Edizioni del Convento, 2005. (ISBN: 88-7862-004-1)

Arnd KRÜGER, James RIORDAN, Sport e Culture, vol. 2: Età moderna e contemporanea, Calopezzati (Italy), Edizioni del Convento, 2005. (ISBN: 88-7862-003-3)

Contact: A. Teja


8th Congress 2003: Olympia, Greece: “Ancient and Modern Olympic Games: their Political and Cultural Dimensions”

International Congress Proccedings. Ancient Olympia 2003
Contact: cesh2003@phyed.duth.gr


7th Congress 2002: Besancon, France: “Sport and Ideology”

International Congress Proceedings. Besancon 2002
Contact: Jean-Francois Loudcher

International Congress Proceedings:

- Paul Dietschly, Christian Vivier, Jean-François Loudcher, Jean-Nicolas Renaud (ed.), Sport et idéologie / Sport and Ideology, tome I: Session spéciale olympique / Special Olympic Session, Besançon, Université de de Franche-Comté, 2003.

- Jean-François Loudcher, Christian Vivier, Paul Dietschy, Jean-Nicolas Renaud (ed.), Sport et idéologie / Sport and Ideology, tome II, Besançon, Université de Franche-Comté, 2003. (ISBN: 2-9421721-0-2)




6th Congress 2001: Gottingen, Germany: “Transition in Sports History: Continuity and Changes”

Contact: A. Krueger

KRÜGER Arnd, BUSS Wolfgang (editors), Transformations: Continuity and Change in Sport History, Vol. I & Vol. II, Hoya, NISH, 2002. (Vol. 1. ISBN 3-932423-11-9; Vol. 2 ISBN 3-932423-12-7)


5th Congress 2000: Madrid, Spain: “Sport in the Written Word (Ancient and Modern, Literature and Poetry)”

Contact: T. Gonzalez Aja

International Congress Proceedings: Teresa Maria González Aja (ed.), V Congreso de Historia del Deporte en Europa, Madrid, Univ. Politécnica, 2002.



4th Congress 1999: Florence, Italy: “History of Sport and Culture”

International Congress Proceedings Florence 1999
Contact: A. Teja


3rd Congress 1998: Copenhagen, Denmark: “The History of Physical Education & Sport from European Perspectives”

KRÜGER Arnd, TRANGBAEK Else (editors), The History of Physical Education & Sport from European Perspectives, Copenhagen, Institute of Exercise and Sports Sciences – CESH, 1999.
Contact: E. Trankbaek


2nd Congress 1997: Katowice, Poland: “Sports History and Tourism as Part of the Cultural History of Europe”

International Congress Proceedings Katowice 1997
Contact: A. Krueger


1st Congress 1996: Rome, Italy: “La comune eredità dello sport in Europa”

International Congress Proceedings Rome 1996
Contact: A. Teja