2016 Congress Information

2016 Congress • June 29 – July 2, 2016
Paris, France

The 2016 ISHPES Congress will be held at the University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée and National architecture school of Paris Malaquais with the partner organizations of the French Society for Sports History, Université Paris-Est, and LABEX Futurs urbains.

REGISTER FOR THE 2016 CONGRESS NOW! (no longer available)

The Congress program is available!


Questions about the program should be directed to program@ishpes.org.

Questions about the organization of the Congress in Paris should be directed to congress2016@ishpes.org.

Call for Papers for 2016 ISHPES Congress

Submit congress abstracts HERE (as of December 1). Submission is now closed.

Congress Fees:
ISHPES members: 200€ (all presenters MUST be an ISHPES member. Not a member? Join ISHPES now.)
Early Career Scholars: 100€
ISHPES non members: 250€ (Not a member? Join ISHPES now.)

Early Career Scholars are encouraged to apply for Gigliola Gori Junior Scholar Award and the Gerd von der Lippe Junior Scholar Fund. Early Career Scholars presenting at the Congress are eligible for Routledge Junior Scholar Presentation Award. Click on the Junior Scholars tab for more information about these programs.

Conference Venues

Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, 5, Boulevard Descartes, CHAMPS-SUR-MARNE

NOTE: All Congress events will be held at Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

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See the Accommodations page for more information about accommodation information.


Paris and the Congress venues are easily accessible by public transportation.

There are two international airports in Paris: Charles de Gaulle in the north and Orly in the south. To reach the university from airports is more or less one hour by public transport.

Transportation in Paris
We recommend to use public transport in Paris. There is an important network and the university and airports are well served.

At your arrival, from either airport and Gare du Nord for trains from Belgium, Holland and UK, take RER B to reach Paris.

From Charles de Gaulle Airport to University Paris-Est
From Terminal 1 ou 2, take RER B (direction Robinson) to Chatelet-Les Halles station (about 40 minutes).

From Orly Airport to University Paris-Est
From airport, take Orlyval shuttle to Antony (connection with RER B)
From Antony, take RER B (direction Aéroport Ch. de Gaulle or Mitry Claye) and get off at Chatelet-Les Halles station (about 40 minutes).

At Chatelet-Les Halles station, take RER A (direction Torcy or MLV Chessy) and get off at Noisy-Champs station (about 25 minutes).

2016 Congress Registration Complete

Dear colleague,

Thank you for registering for the 2016 ISHPES Congress.

To finalize the procedure, you now have to pay the registration fee:

  • Normal fee for ISHPES members: 200 €
  • Reduced fee for students and early career scholars: 100 €
  • Fee for non ISHPES members: 250 €

We also remind you that you must be a member of ISHPES to present a paper at the Congress. If you are not a member, please join ISHPES here or renew your membership here.

Please pay the registration fee via credit card, bank transfer, or order form (for French public institutions)

You may pay your registration fee online via credit card by clicking on https://telepaiement.u-pem.fr/?lang=en
In the field “Reason for payment”, select “ISHPES 2016”.
In the “Reference transfer” please include the following: ISHPES + your name

Please use the following information

From France:
national Bank Account Identifier – RIB Code banque: 10071
Code guichet: 93000
N° de compte: 00001000475
Clé RIB: 61
Domiciliation: TPBOBIGNY

From abroad:
IBAN (International Bank Account number) IBAN: FR76 1007 1930 0000 0010 0047 561
BIC (Bank Identifier Code): TRPUFRP1


Please fill in the description as follows: ISHPES + Your name

ORDER FORM (only for French public institutions)
To be sent to: Mme Paquita
T. 01 60 95 70 31 / F. 01 60 95 73 74
Bâtiment Bois de l’étang – Bureau C114
UPEM – Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

IMPORTANT: The Order Form should include ISHPES + your name

In the event of difficulties, please send a message to congress2016@ishpes.org

Looking forward to welcoming you in Paris,

Pierre-Olaf SCHUT

Past ISHPES Congresses and Seminars

1989 (1st Congress)
Olympia, Greece

1991 (2nd Congress)
Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain

1992 (1st Seminar)
Turku, Finland

1993 (3rd Congress)
Berlin, Germany

1994 (2nd Seminar)
Lillehammer, Norway

1995 (4th Congress)
Cape Town, South Africa

1996 (3rd Seminar)
Shunde, China

1997 (5th Congress)
Lyon, France

1998 (4th Seminar)
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

1999 (6th Congress)
Budapest, Hungary

2000 (5th Seminar)
Duderstadt, Germany

2001 (7th Congress)
Montpellier, France

2002 (6th Seminar)
Kanazawa, Japan

2003 (8th Congress)
Urbino, Italy

2004 (7th Seminar)
Pacific Grove, California, USA

2005 (9th Congress)
Cologne, Germany

2006 (8th Seminar)
Ljubljana, Slovenia

2007 (10th Congress)
Copenhagen, Denmark

2008 (9th Seminar)
Tartu, Estonia

2009 (11th Congress)
Stirling, Scotland

2010 (10th Seminar)
Netanya, Israel (photographs)

2011 (12th Congress)
Frankfurt, Germany (program)

2012 (13th Congress)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (program)

2013 (14th Congress)
Taipei, Taiwan (program | photographs)

2014 (15th Congress)
Doha, Qatar (program)

2015 (16th Congress)
Split, Croatia (program)

2016 (17th Congress)
Paris, France (conference information | program)

2017 (18th Congress)
Alexandria, Egypt (conference information | program | book of abstracts | highlights)

2018 (19th Congress)
Münster, Germany (conference information | program | book of abstracts | highlights video)

2019 (20th Congress)
Madrid, Spain (conference information | program | book of abstracts)

2020 (21th Congress, Online)
Sapporo, Japan (conference information | program & book of abstracts)

Photographs from the 2013 Congress

Congress participants

Gigliola Gori Junior Scholar Winners Chia-Ju Yen and To-Pin Wen with ISHPES Vice President Jerry Gems

Junior Scholar winner Chia-Ju Yen presenting her paper

Routledge Junior Scholar Presentation Award Winner Lee Feng-Ran with ISHPES Vice President Jerry Gems

Presentation winner Lee Feng-Ran presenting her paper

ISHPES Award Winner Alison Wrynn

ISHPES Award Winner Alison Wrynn with ISHPES President Annette Hofmann

Routledge Keynote Speaker Malcolm MacLean

Malcolm MacLean with ISHPES Vice President Maureen Smith

2012 ISHPES Congress Call for Papers

Sport and Physical Education Around the Globe – Past, Present and Future

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XII BRAZILIAN CONGRESS for the History of Physical Education and Sport

July 9-13, 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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