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Join us for the 2016 ISHPES Congress in Paris!

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Dear ISHPES Colleagues,

This report reaches you a bit later than usual. However, thanks to the work of our Webmaster, Heather Dichter, many things that I used to tell you in out bulletin or newsletter can only now be found on our constantly updated website.

ISHPES can look back on a successful year 2015 with 140 members from 34 countries by the time of our conference, though we still have only a few members from Oceania and the African continent. Our annual congress was titled "Coming from the Past, Working in the Present, Looking in the Future: Aims, Topics, Results in Sport History". It was organized by the Croatian Society for Sport History, the Croatian Olympic Academy and Split Sports Association with Zrinko Čustonja, president of the organizing team in Split. It took place in Croatia from 18-22 August had around 100 participants from 31 countries (including North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe). Not only did we listen to a variety of excellent papers, but we also could enjoy now and then the seaside in the middle of August.

ISHPES is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Junior Scholar Award. The ISHPES GIGLIOLA GORI JUNIOR SCHOLAR AWARD will be presented at the 2016 ISHPES Seminar to be held in Paris, France, 29 June-2 July 2016.

It is awarded for an unpublished essay of outstanding quality in the field of sport history. Eligible scholars must be a member of ISHPES and a registered student (undergraduate or graduate) at the time of the Congress or a junior scholar (within one year of receiving a PhD). The essay must be submitted in English and the text itself (including notes and bibliography) must not exceed 10,000 words.

Check out highlights from the 2015 ISHPES Congress in Split, Croatia, via the ISHPES Storify page!