Executive Council


Pierre-Olaf Schut, France (president@ishpes.org)

PhD (2005) on the history of speleology at the University of Lyon, France.
2010-2018 Assistant Professor at the Department of Sport Sciences of the University Gustave Eiffel, France.
Since 2018 Professor at the University Gustave Eiffel, France..Routledge ISHPES award in 2019 and Fellow of CESH since 2021.
Associate Editor of the Sport History Review.

Main areas of research: outdoor activities and tourism, sport facilities and town planning, Olympic history

Vice Presidents

To be elected soon 

General Secretary

Sandie Beaudouin, University Gustave Eiffel, France

Since 2018 : lecturer at the Department of Sport Sciences of the University Gustave Eiffel, France.
PHD (2016) in sport history. Title : « The nautical suburbs : urbanization, leisure, sports on the riverside called Marne, 1850-1910 ». 
Research interests : development of nautical practices, nautical tourism, land use planning, olympic history.

Early Career Scholar Representatives

Dario Nardini, University of Florence, Italy

PhD candidate, Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Milano-Bicocca
MA in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Siena (2014). Bachelor in History, University of Siena (2010).
2017-2018 Visiting Scholar, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research at Griffith University (Australia)

2016 ISHPES Routledge Early Career Scholar Presentation Award. 2015 ISHPES Gigliola Gori Junior Scholar Award. Editorial Assistant, Journal of Extreme Anthropology. Premio Etnographica 2016 for the best Anthropological MA dissertation/PhD thesis. 2015 “Stefano Benetton” Dissertation Award

Research interests: the anthropology of sport; physical activities and collective identity; masculinities in sport; surfing; wrestling; symbolical references of sporting cultures; cultural heritage; narrativization of sport history

Taro Obayashi, University of Tsukuba, Japan

PhD candidate, University of Tsukuba
Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba

Previously, Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2015-2017)
MA (2015), University of Peloponnese, International Olympic Academy, Greece
MA (2013), University of Tsukuba, Japan
Recent article: “Recovery from the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 through Sport Events in Tokyo, Japan,” in International Journal of the History of Sport

Main Fields: History of P.E and Sport in Japan, the Olympics, Disaster Recovery

Council Members

Evelise Amgarten Quitzau, Instituto Superior de Educación Física, Uruguay                                  Francois Cleophas, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Russell Field, University of Manitoba, Canada
Keiko Ikeda, Hokkaido University, Japan
Michael Krüger, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität of Münster, Germany
Malcolm MacLean, University of Gloucestershire, Great Britain
Tomaž Pavlin, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Patricia Vertinsky
, University of British Columbia, Canada

ISHPES Past Presidents