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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

Questions about the organization of the Congress in Paris should be directed to

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).