2019 Accommodation & Transportation

Partner Hotels

Special rates have been negotiated for ISHPES 2019 congress participants. There will be a daily Shuttle Service in the mornings from the partner hotels to Universidad Europea and the same to return at the afternoon.

H10 Tribeca 4*
Website: https://www.h10hotels.com/en/madrid-hotels/h10-tribeca
Single room 125€
Double room 135€
Special rate code: ISHPES
To make a reservation, please email: mice.htr@h10hotels.com mentioning ISHPES Congress. If they have availability, they will respect the special rate.

We are Chamartin 4*
Website: https://www.weare-chamartin.com/
Single room: 120€
Double room: 130€
Breakfast included
Special rate code: ISHPES

Senator Castellana 3*
Website: https://www.senatorcastellanahotel.com/
Single room: 60€
Double room: 80€
Breakfast included
To make reservation, call + 34 902 533 532, indicate Group Dept. (option 2 on Answering Machine) or via email: grupos3@playasenator.com, grupos2@playasenator.com or grupos.senator@playasenator.com
Note reservation is for ISPHES CONGRESS, REF: R1E5

Funway Academic Resort 3* (Student residence)
Website: http://funwayresort.com/?lang=en
Single room: 60€
Breakfast included
To make reservation with ISHPES rate, please use this link: http://www.funwayresort.com/gb/ISHPES

Transportation To Center of Madrid

The capital is connected by air to the main European and American cities, and by road and train to all Spanish cities. The official name of Madrid airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport. It has 4 Terminals at different distances from the city center and is located 15 minutes by light train from the city center and the two main train stations, Atocha and Chamartín, are situated on both ends of the Castellana.

Via Public Transportation:

8 Line (the pink one) connects, in approximately 15 minutes, all the terminals of the airport with the “Nuevos Ministerios” station in the center of Madrid.

There are two metro stations that connect Barajas airport with the city:
Terminals T1-T2-T3 station and Terminal T4 station.

Actually there is the option to get the  Tarjeta Multi, a contactless, transferable smartcard that is valid for 10 years and which is free when you purchase the 1,2, 3, 5 or 7-day Tourist Travel Pass.  It allows you to use all types of public transport in the Region of Madrid.

If you do not wish to acquire a Tourist Travel Pass, you can buy the Tarjeta Multi (2.5€) and simply top it up with pay-per-ride tickets.

Alternative Transportation Options:

There is also a large taxi fleet, who’s prices are also very reasonable. The journey from Barajas airport to the city center comes to around 30 euros by taxi, depending of the area you are staying.

To plan your trip to Madrid, you can visit: www.esmadrid.com

To check on airlines and flight information, you can visit: www.aena.es

Transportation to Universidad Europea

There will be a daily Shuttle Service in the mornings from our Partners Hotels to Universidad Europea and the same to return at the afternoon.

Transportation for individuals who do not take the shuttle bus:

The access to the Villaviciosa de Odón Campus is straightforward, with regular bus routes:
•    From Príncipe Pío: Line 518 Príncipe Pío- Villaviciosa de Odón
•    From Móstoles: Line 519 Móstoles – Villaviciosa de Odón
•    From Alcorcón: Line 510 Alcorcón – Villaviciosa de Odón

If you have a car, this are the GPS coordinates: 40.372, -3.915 and the address Tajo Street, Villaviciosa de Odón, 28670, Madrid. In addition we can offer a large private parking lot with constant surveillance.

If you want to take a taxi prices are between 50 € and 60 € from downtown to the Universidad Europea.

2019 Congress – Call for Papers

July 14-17, 2019 in Madrid, Spain

Milestones in the Histories of Sport and Physical Culture

Call for abstracts [PDF version]

More information can be found on the ISHPES Congress page.

Faculty of Sports Science and Physical Therapy, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Campus of Villaviciosa de Odón

The local organizing committee will be Gerardo Bielons, Director of Events GB and Teresa Gómez Aja  from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid

Partners: Universidad Europea de Madrid, Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid, Madrid

Congress topic and subtopics

Scholars are invited to submit sessions including three abstracts related to the main topic “Milestones in the Histories of Sport and Physical Culture,” or individual abstracts on a subtopic.


    • Sports, physical cultures, and physical education in time and space
    • “Sport for all” on various continents, in various regions and nations
    • Aspects of integration, inclusion and segregation in sports and physical cultures (including disability and sports)
    • Sports, movement cultures, and health around the world
    • New approaches to Olympic history
    • Historical approaches to mega- events in sports
    • Gender diversity in various physical culture and sports
    • Religious impacts on physical culture and sports globally
    • Sports, industrialization, technology, and social diversity (including workers’ sports)
    • Open paper

Guidelines for abstract submission

Abstract submission is exclusively via email. Please submit full abstract to program@ishpes.org

The abstract must include:

    • Name of the author(s), your institutional affiliation and position, your office and mobile phone numbers, and email addresses.
    • 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. You do not need any keywords.
    • Please specify also to what sub-theme your abstract is related, this helps adding it to a session with similar papers

Guidelines for submission of a thematic session

A thematic session includes three papers relating to one topic.

Abstract submission is exclusively via email. Please submit full thematic session to program@ishpes.org

The submission must include:

    • An abstract describing the session
    • Name of the author(s), your institutional affiliation and position, your office and mobile phone numbers, and email addresses for the session organizer/moderator and all paper authors
    • The title and abstract for each paper

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.


Abstract submission opening: December 21, 2019

Abstract submission closing: February 15, 2019 EXTENDED DEADLINE: MARCH 10, 2019