CFP, CESH 2024, Paris-Nanterre 4-6 June 2024


Dear CESH Members and Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you of the opening of the call for papers for the 27th CESH International Congress at the University of Paris Nanterre 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).


Please find bellow the call for papers in English and in French.


The congress webpage is now available in English and in French.

Dear Participants and Colleagues,

The abstract submission deadline been extended to Thursday 29 February 2024.

Please visit the congress website to submit your paper proposal (“Abstract submission” tab).

Congress website:

For any questions:

Congress registration fees are now available on the website, under “Registration fees” tab.

Payment of conference fees will be possible from March 01, 2024, once the scientific committee has reviewed your abstract proposals (via the “registration – payment” tab on the congress website).


For further informations, please contact: and/or

Looking forward to welcoming you,

With our sincere and warmest regards,

For the Organizing Committee,

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)

German-Italian Sports Relationships event, 7 Oct 2023, Cologne (D)

On Saturday 7 October 2023, 12-1:30 PM, an event will take place on:

Italia-Germania in dieci istantanee. Storie di una relazione sportiva e sentimentale

Sport in den Beziehungen zwischen Italien und Deutschland

CESH members welcome!

Venue: Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Universitätsstrasse 81

50931 Köln (Germany)

German presentation:

Italian presentation:

L’Istituto italiano di cultura di Colonia in collaborazione con l’European Committee for Sports History, sabato 7 ottobre 2023, accoglierà undici dei maggiori studiosi di storia dello sport italiana, che in 90 minuti ripercorreranno le tappe più significative della relazione tra Italia e Germania. In ogni disciplina sportiva, la competizione tra questi due paesi ha assunto un valore importante sul piano diplomatico e su quello sentimentale, coinvolgendo non solo la classe politica, ma anche milioni di appassionati, i quali hanno visto in questi incontri un significato altro, volto a connaturare la propria dimensione identitaria nel segno della comune appartenenza all’Unione Europea. Per ognuno degli undici studiosi coinvolti, c’è stato un evento che meglio degli altri ha caratterizzato questo rapporto. Senza conoscere quale, secondo gli altri colleghi, sia stato tale avvenimento, questi dieci ricercatori si sfideranno, cercando di convincere il pubblico che l’episodio da loro raccontato sia l’icona reale della relazione sportiva tra i due paesi. Si assisterà, perciò, ad un “boxeo” storico-sportivo, che coinvolgerà il pubblico in un affascinante percorso a ritroso durante il quale verranno rievocati i più importanti momenti caratterizzanti le relazioni tra Italia e Germania, dando un importante contributo alla riflessione sul ruolo della cultura popolare nei rapporti tra le due nazioni.


Fabien Archambault (Université Paris-1 Panthéon Sorbonne)

Daphné Bolz (Université de Rouen Normandie)

Clément Luy (École normale supérieure de Lyon & Université de Rouen Normandie)

Eleonora Belloni (Università di Siena)

Erminio Fonzo (Università di Salerno)

Deborah Guazzoni (Società italiana di storia dello sport)

Nicola Sbetti (Università di Bologna)

Daniele Serapiglia (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Juan Antonio Simón (INEF-Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Francesca Tacchi (Università di Firenze)

Lorenzo Venuti (Università di Firenze)

CESH Congress in Cologne, 4-6/10/2023

Thanks to Jürgen Mittag and his team and to the participants for an excellent congress in Cologne! It was fabulous to have you there.

CESH 2023 webpage.


“History, Women and Sport: The Gender Perspective of the Dissemination in the History of Sport”

3th International Meeting of RIHMUD, 18th October 2022, online

Launch of the monthly CEO&GS webinar

Prof. Patrick Clastres (Lausanne university) is pleased to announce the launch of the monthly CEO&GS webinar, Building bridges within and outside the history of sport for the academic year 2022-2023.

8 conferences will be offered from October 2022 to May 2023: you can find out about them via the attached programme which will be completed. During each session, a guest speaker, who has recently completed a PhD thesis on the history of sport, will present his/her doctoral research for approximately 45 minutes. Each seminar runs from 16:30 to 18:30 (Zurich UTC+1) entirely in English via a zoom link so that researchers from around the world can follow the seminar. Every webinar will be the subject of a presentation of the thesis (45mn), the intervention of a discussant (15mn) and a question and answer session (45mn).

Thesis supervisors and new PhDs in sport history are invited to contact us to be included in our next webinar programme.

For more information, please contact Raphaël Benbouhou :

Bucharest, 21-23 September 2022

In a few days we will meet again at our 25th CESH International Congress in Bucharest, 21-23 Sept 2022.

The congress webpage will be updated regularly. Visit:

See you soon in Romania!


Webinar CEO&GS – Andreas Praher, “Austrian Skiing in National Socialism” – 6th webinar 11 May 2022

Dear colleagues,

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 sixth session of the webinar Building bridges within and outside the history of sport which will take place on Wednesday 11 May 2022, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

The guest speaker will be Andreas Praher, PhD in Contemporary History at the University of Salzburg (Austria) and Research Associate in History at University of Linz (Austria). He will present his doctoral thesis in 2019 Austrian skiing in national socialism. Adaption-persecution-collaboration. Andreas Praher’s discussant will be Christof Thöny, teacher of religion and history at the federal high school in Bludenz and archivist of the city of Bludenz (Austria)

To follow the webinar, please register with

A Zoom link with the access code will be provided to follow the conference.

Honorary doctorate Tommie Smith & John Carlos, Leuven

KU Leuven will give an honorary doctorate to Tommie Smith & John Carlos on Thursday 23 June 2022.
Please welcome at this event, as announced hereunder the ceremony will be live-streamed (5 pm CEST).

People who register for the live-stream will receive a personal confirmation including entrance link and practical details.

You can find information and register here : 

or view the web version