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 24/11/2013:


Editorial board:


Editor-in-chief: Prof. Arnd KRÜGER – University of Göttingen (Germany)

General Editor: Dr. Daphné BOLZ – University of Rouen (France)



- Dr. Evangelos ALBANIDIS – University of Thrace (Greece)
- Dr. Juan Carlos FERNANDEZ TRUAN – University of Sevilla (Spain)
- Prof. Mike HUGGINS – University of Cumbria (UK)
- Dr. Charly MACHEMEHL –University of Rouen (France) (Review editor)
- Prof. Henrik MEINANDER – Helsinki University (Finland)
- Dr. Angela TEJA – Società It. Storia dello Sport & It. Olympic Academy, Rome (Italy)
- Prof. Swantje SCHARENBERG – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
- Prof. Janusz SLUSARCZYK – Silesian University, Katowice (Poland)


Scientific Committee

- Dr. Jean-Michel DELAPLACE, University of La Réunion (France)
- Prof. Fernando GARCÍA ROMERO, University of Madrid (Spain)
- Prof. Gigliola GORI, Carlo Bo University, Urbino (Italy)
- Prof. Teresa GONZÁLEZ AJA, Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain)
- Prof. André GOUNOT, University of Strasbourg (France)
- Prof. Annette HOFMANN, University of Education, Ludwigsburg (Germany)
- Prof. Richard HOLT, De Montfort University, Leicester (UK)
- Dr. Jean-François LOUDCHER, University of Franche Comté (France)
- Dr. Matthias MARSCHIK, University of Vienna (Austria)
- Dr. Joachim RÜHL, German Sports University, Cologne (Germany)
- Dr. Xavier PUJADAS I MARTÍ, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona (Spain)
- Dr. Kenth SJÖBLOM, Intern. Council of Archives (SPO President), Helsinki (Finland)
- Prof. Claus TIEDEMANN, University of Hamburg (Germany)
- Prof. Wray VAMPLEW, University of Stirling (UK)
- Prof. Patricia VERTINSKY, University of British Columbia (Canada)
- Prof. Christian VIVIER, University of Franche Comté (France)
- Prof. Stephan WASSONG, German Sports University, Cologne (Germany)


Manuscripts, editorial correspondence and enquiries

should be sent to:


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: in preparation

Volume 11, 2018: in preparation