Call for Papers – Early Career Scholar Competition – 2021 ISHPES / CESH Joint Congress

NEW DATE – Deadline extended to Mai 10, 2021

The congress will be held in a hybrid mode. Therefore we are extending the date of applications to Mai 10 2021.

ISHPES is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Early Career Scholar Award. The ISHPES GIGLIOLA GORI AWARD will be presented at the 2021 ISHPES/CESH Congress to be held in LISBON on September 13-16, 2021.

In order to promote sport history scholarship among early career scholars in our organization we are calling for the submission of research papers focused upon an aspect of sport history in order to celebrate the emergence of new ideas and approaches in international sport history and to support the emerging academic and/or community careers of our young scholars.

This early career award is given for an unpublished essay of outstanding quality in the field of sport history. Eligible scholars must be a registered student (undergraduate or graduate) at the time of the Congress or within one year of receiving or having graduated from a program of higher education. They do not need to be a member of ISHPES at the time of submission.

The essay must be submitted in English and the text itself (including notes and bibliography) must not exceed 6,000 words. The essay should conform to the International Journal of the History of Sport style for format and references. We realise that English is not the first language of many of our early career scholars and the award committee will work to assist in providing some editorial support of the successful paper where possible.

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 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 will be presented by the early career scholar at the combined ISHPES/CESH conference to be held at Lisbon in September 13-16, 2021 (including one day seminar for early career students on September 13). His/her paper will 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 Mai 10, 2021.