Academic Journal ESSH

European Studies in Sports History (ESSH)

Scientific journal of CESH


European Studies in Sports History is a peer-reviewed scientific journal. It is published by the European Committee for Sports History (CESH) and welcomes articles on the history of sport and physical activity in all European languages.

From 2000 to 2005 the journal was published in Germany by NISH with the title Annual of CESH. Some of the issues are available on this website.

In 2008 and 2009, European Studies in Sports History was published in Italy by Lancillotto & Nausica. Since 2010 the journal has been published in France with Rouen and Le Havre University Press (PURH).

ESSH is recognised by the French assessment body AERES and by the Italian ANVUR.


ESSH editorial team as on 03/01/2018:


Editorial board:

Editor-in-chief: Dr. Daphné BOLZ – University of Rouen (France)

Honorary Editor: Prof. Arnd KRÜGER – University of Göttingen (Germany)


- Prof. Evangelos ALBANIDIS – University of Thrace (Greece)
- Dr. Eleonora BELLONI – University of Siena (Italy)
- Prof. Mike HUGGINS – University of Cumbria (UK)
- Dr. Charly MACHEMEHL –University of Rouen (France)
- Prof. Dilwyn PORTER – De Montfort University, Leicester (UK)
- Prof. Xavier PUJADAS – Ramon Llull University, Barcelona (Spain)


Scientific Committee

Dr. Florence Carpentier, University of Rouen (France)
Prof. Tony Collins, De Montfort University, Leicester (UK)
Prof. Christiane Eisenberg, Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany)
Prof. Fernando Garcia Romero, Universidad Complutense Madrid (Spain)
Prof. Richard Holt, De Montfort University, Leicester (UK)
Prof. Jean-François Loudcher, University of Bordeaux (France)
Prof. John McClelland, University of Toronto (Canada)
Dr. Joachim Rühl, German Sports University Cologne (Germany)
Dr. Nicola Sbetti, University of Bologna (Italy)
Dr. Swantje Scharenberg, Karlsruhe Technical University (Germany)
Dr. Daniele Serapiglia, New University Lisbon (Portugal)
Dr. Juan Antonio Simon Sanjurjo, European University Madrid (Spain)
Dr. Kenth Sjöblom, International Council of Archives, Helsinki (Finland)
Dr. Angela Teja, Rome (Italy)
Prof. Wray Vamplew, Stirling University (UK)
Prof. Patricia Vertinsky, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada)
Dr. Alejandro de la Viuda-Serrano, Alcalá University, Madrid (Spain)
Prof. Christian Vivier, University of Franche-Comté, Besançon (France)


Manuscripts, editorial correspondence and enquiries

should be sent to: Dr. Daphné BOLZ (daphne[point]bolz[at]univ-rouen[point]fr)

For books reviews, please contact Dr. Charly Machemehl.


 Documents to be sent IN ENGLISH with the article

  • Abstract of the article: 100-150 words (Please don’t forget to translate the title!)
  • 3-5 keywords
  • Biography of the author: 20-50 words

ESSH instructions

At the end of your article, please list your references using the below categories:
– Bibliography
– Printed Sources
– Archives


ESSH – ENGLISH 2016.07.09






ESSH – Previous issues and flyers:

The issues of the Annual of CESH are available for free on this webpage. To acquire vol. 1 (2008), vol. 2.1 (2009) and vol. 2.2 (2009) of ESSH, please contact D. Bolz.

Volume 3, 2010: Flyer ESSH 3

Volume 4, 2011: Flyer ESSH 4

Volume 5, 2012: Flyer ESSH 5

Volume 6, 2013: Flyer ESSH 6

Volume 7, 2014: Flyer ESSH 7

Volume 8, 2015: Flyer ESSH 8

Volume 9, 2016: Flyer ESSH. 9

Volume 10, 2017: out soon

Volume 11, 2018: in preparation

Volume 12, 2019: in preparation