Greening Sport Roundtable Proceedings book

This event supported by Hokkaido University, the International Society for the History of Sport and Physical Education (ISHPES), and an International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) Biennial Working Programme grant took place on September 2022.

The book Greening Sport Roundtable Proceedings in English and Japanese is available for free on HUSCAP (Hokkaido University collection of Scholarly and Academic Papers) with the permanent web link of the digital book as below :

The Proceedings of the Greening Sport Round-table 2022 Published by the Department of Physical Education, Graduate School of Education, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan (March 31st, 2023) : HUSCAP (

ISHPES 2023 – CONGRESS – Information

Individuals, Institutions, (trans)nationalism. Sport and History facing new challenges

The International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES) Congress will take place on July 12-14, 2023 at the University of Lausanne (UNIL).

This congress is organized by the Institut des sciences du sport de l’UNIL (ISSUL), in partnership with the Départment d’histoire de l’Université de Fribourg (UniFr) and the Centre International d’Etude du Sport (CIES).

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Gigliola Gori Award 2023-Call for submission

ISHPES is currently accepting applications for the 2023 Early Career Scholar Award. The ISHPES GIGLIOLA GORI AWARD will be presented at the 2023 ISHPES Congress to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 12-14, 2023.

It is awarded for an unpublished essay of outstanding quality in the field of sport history.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 within one year of receiving or having graduated from a programme of higher education.

The essay must be submitted in English and the text itself (including notes and bibliography) must not exceed 8,000 words. The essay should conform to IJHS style for format and references.

The main criteria for selection will be based on the young scholar’s original work, the scientific quality of his or her research and the value of the study from the perspective of international sport history. A specially chosen committee will review the articles and select the winner.

The award includes a €1000 prize and is named in honour of Gigliola Gori, a long standing ISHPES member and leading sports historian. The ISHPES GIGLIOLA GORI AWARD is intended to promote emerging scholarship among young scholars of sport history world-wide through the organizational support of ISHPES and its members.

The award winner will receive a €1000 prize, free registration at the Congress and a year’s membership to ISHPES. The winning paper should be presented during the conference. His/her paper must be available for consideration to be published in The International Journal of  Sport History and the winner, together with any other entrant whose work is recognized by the committee for its quality, will receive a diploma that will be presented during the Congress. The essay must be emailed to the Chair of the Awards Committee at no later than JANUARY 16, 2023.

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ISHPES and CESH recognize the impact that the atrocities of war have on the pleasure of enjoying and researching sport. We stand in solidarity with our colleagues in Ukraine and all those impacted by this conflict. 


We are pleased to announce the 2022 ISHPES Award, recognising contributions to sport history, has been awarded to Prof Annette Hofmann of Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, recognising vital work on gender and ski histories as well as on transnational Germanness in sport

2022 Routledge AWARD

We are pleased to announce the 2022 Routledge Award, recognising contributions to sport history, has been awarded to Dr Helge Christian Pedersen, of Norge Arktiske Universitet, recognising pioneering work in Sámi sport histories and analyses of coloniality and Indigeneity in the field.

PhD Summer School: “Doing, Writing, Thinking Sport History”

Organized in collaboration with the Université Gustave Eiffel in Paris and based on the legacy of the « Copenhagen Summer School » (based on an idea from Gertrud Pfister and Gerald Gems, held since 2003), this summer school aims to promote sport history but also more broadly social and human sciences used to analyse the sport phenomena. This course aims to provide a unique environment for PhD students who seek to develop skills around sport history, and to improve their network in the field. Lectures given by leading experts will cover specific methodological aspects and new issues in the field of sport history. Participants will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research in specific sessions.

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ISHPES Newsletter September 2020

Dear ISHPES Members,

A couple of days ago we organized our first Online Congress. Many of you participated and I would
like to thank the head organizer, Keiko Ikeda and her colleagues from Hokkaido University in Sapporo,
Japan, for their excellent work. You can all imagine the challenge of the various time zones. Presently
all registered persons can watch all the presentations again until September 14th. They have been
contacted by the organizing committee and know how to access.

I also would like to acknowledge the work that our two ECS representatives Dario Nardini and Taro
Obayashi have done to put together two sessions for ECS.

Certainly, it was not the same seeing colleagues in persons, but it was a possibility in these difficult
times to exchange our research. Especially for the Early Career Students it was a good way to present
their works. To give you a few statistical numbers: We had

  • 68 papers
  • 14 posters
  • 145 registered persons
  • 154 requests for the access including non-registered invited guests and executives.
  • 33 general visitors in person who watched “public viewing” at the university conference hall.
  • Therefore, the above statistics show more than 187 persons watched the congress.
  • Highest access number of the session was 80 for the opening event and symposium, an average of 72 persons participated in three keynotes and 51 persons still participated in the closing ceremony.
  • Highest access number of the general oral presentation was 29 (Olympics) in 5 parallel sessions and the average number was 16-20 (note: depending on the number of parallel sessions run at the same time).

Nationalities of the 145 registered participants (*invited speakers are not included in this list.)

Czech Republic2
Republic of Korea11
United Kingdom7
United States9

I do feel a bit sorry, that we could not present our awards the usual way. Our Canadian colleague
Bruce Kidd who presented us an excellent paper with insights into his own career: “From Tokyo 1964
to Tokyo 2020: Reflections of an Olympic activist”, received the ISHPES Award. I would like to thank
him again. Evelise Quitzau from Uruguay gave the Routledge Keynote. She chose the topic “Sports
History in Uruguay: Physical Culture and Entertainment Market Outside Montevideo”.

As many probably noticed ISHPES did not held a general assembly. The next one will be held at the
next ISHPES congress which will be a joint congress with CESH (European Committee for Sport History).
We are thankful that they agreed that we can join them from September 13-16, 2021, in Lisbon,

2021 is an important year for us, we will have the election of the council, vice-presidents and

Before I close, I want to mention that there will be a special issue again on the Congress papers of
Sapporo. Everyone interested can submit a paper. There will be a double-blind peer review process.
See this page for more information.

Many greetings and I hope to see you all next year in person again

Annette Hofmann
ISHPES President