April 3-6, 2017 in Alexandria, Egypt

The Transformation of Sport and Physical Activity Through Time:
Journeys in History”

Call for abstracts [pdf version] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DEC 4

More information can be found on the ISHPES Congress page.

Faculty of Physical Education for Girls at Alexandria University

Alexandria University
Ministry of Higher Education
Ministry of Sports

Tolip Hotel
Kasha Tourist Compony

Congress topic and subtopics

The aim of the 18th ISHPES Congress is to provide a forum for the latest research, findings and experiences from the vast field of sport history.

The Congress topic THE TRANSFORMATION OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY THROUGH TIME: JOURNEYS IN HISTORY is broad and general, allowing every sport historian - academicians, independent researchers, lecturers, PE teachers, coaches and others, as well as graduate and postgraduate students and experts from cognate and adjacent scientific fields from all over the world to participate.


  • Globalization and glocalization of sport and physical activity
  • Traditional festivals, sporting activities and folk dances
  • The history of Physical Education and sports in schools, colleges and universities
  • Gender and sports
  • Biographical approaches to sporting legacies
  • History of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • History of sports in the Middle East
  • Methodological aspects of sport history
  • Open paper

Guidelines for abstract submission

1. Abstract submission is exclusively online via the ISHPES Conference Submission Page.

2. The online form will invite you to inform the following points :

A. Name of the author(s), your institutional affiliation and position, your office and mobile phone numbers, and email addresses.

B. The paper’s title followed by a 350 words (maximum) abstract of the proposed paper. The abstract should include the question(s) addressed in the paper, the evidence to be used, a precise statement of the argument and conclusions, and what significance the paper has to our understanding of sports history.

C. Please specify also to what sub-theme your abstract is related.

3. All abstracts will be assessed by two members of the scientific committee.

The official language of the congress is English.

Presenters need to be an ISHPES member to present a paper, and a person can only present one paper as first author. Join ISHPES now.

Participants are invited to submit their abstracts for podium/oral presentations only.

Check out highlights from the 2016 ISHPES Congress in Paris, France, via the ISHPES Storify page!

Jerry Gems has been a professor at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois since 1988. Over his lengthy career, Jerry has been a Renaissance Man in academia, a good teacher, an active and productive scholar, and engaged in serving his professional organizations.

As the presenter of the 2016 Routledge Keynote, Jerry began the ISHPES Congress in Paris with his talk, "Women and the Advent of American Sport Tourism: The Feminine Invasion of Male Space".

Entrants for the Early Career Scholar Award for 2016 were uniformly excellent showing the rich set of talents of the younger ISHPES scholars. There were 9 interesting and well written papers in all from a number of countries, demonstrating the global reach of our organization.

The panel read each paper, assigned marks and then discussed the results, coming to a difficult conclusion given the high quality of the essays.

Join us for the 2016 ISHPES Congress in Paris!

The final program is now available.

**Please check the program - sessions have been adjusted, moved, and changed.

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