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Gigliola Gori Award

From 1998 until 2003 the ISHPES Early Career Scholar award was known as the REINHARD SPRENGER Young Scholar award, to recognize his support of the prize. From 2005 until 2009 the award was known as the ISHPES Young Scholar award. In 2010 the award was renamed the GIGLIOLA GORI Junior Scholar award to recognize her support of the prize.

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 500 € prize, free registration at the Congress and a year’s membership to ISHPES. The winning paper will be presented by the early career scholar as a keynote during the ISHPES conference. 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 March 31, 2022.



Klaus Reinartz, University of Potsdam, Germany
“Sport und Urbanisierung am Beispiel der Stadt Hamburg,” Stadion 24 (1998), 275-288.

Jean-François Loudcher, Université de Besançon, France
“French Sports Historiography: Institutional Aspects,” Stadion 27 (2001), 7-21.

Christian Wallner, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Austria
“Zu griechischen Agonen in Rom während der Kaiserzeit,” Stadion 28 (2002), 1-10.

Annette R. Hofmann, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Müenster, Germany
“‘Roots in the Past – Hope for the Future?’ The American Turners in the 1990s,” Stadion 25 (1999), 79-108.

Christian Vivier, Université de Besançon, France
“Les formations à l’énseignement de l’éducation physique dans le camps de prisonniers de guerre français en Allemagne (1940-1945),” Stadion 28 (2002), 113-132.

Dean C. Allen, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
“‘Beating Them at Their Own Game’: Rugby, the Anglo-Boer War and Afrikaner Nationalism, 1899-1948,” International Journal for the History of Sport 20, no. 3 (Sept. 2003), 37-57. [link to article]

Timothée Jobert, Université de Lyon, France
“Paris et la revanche de l’homme ‘blanc’blanc’(1908-1915),” Stadion 28 (2002), 195-213.

No award given

Sarah Morgan, University of Sydney, Australia
“A Fascist Flop and Bathing Beauties,” Stadion 31(2005), 199-213.

Jaime Schultz, University of Maryland, USA
“Photography, instant memory and the slugging of Johnny Bright,” Stadion 32 (2006), 221-243.

Cesar R. Torres, State University of New York – Brockport, USA
“The Endurance of the Nation: Juan Carlos Zabala’s 1932 Olympic Marathon Victory and Argentine Nationalism,” Stadion 33 (2007), 89-110.

No award given

Sandra Heck, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany
“When Workmen Shoot, Fence and Ride – Modern Pentathlon and the Promise of Social Integration at the Beginning of the 20th Century,” Stadion 36 (2011), 1-13.

Evelyn Mertin, Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln, Germany
“West Berlin: A Bone of Contention in the Soviet-West-German Relations,” Stadion 36 (2011), 199-214.

Kai Reinhart, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
“I ollied the Berlin Wall” — Skateboarding in a Socialistic Society: An Empirical and Theoretical Study on Skateboarding in East Germany (GDR),” Stadion 36 (2011), 157-176.

No award given

Bieke Gils, University of British Columbia, Canada
“‘The Only Race Aviatrix in the World’: A Tribute to Bessie Coleman (1892-1926),” Stadion 37 (2011), 55-81.

No award given

Chia-Ju Yen and To-Pin Wen, National Taiwan Sport University, Taiwan
“Historical discovery of the passage of Tou Hu from China to Japan and South Korea”

Victoria Felkar, University of British Columbia, Canada
“Iron Bar: The History of Prison Physical Culture and the Ban on Correctional Weightlifting,” Stadion 40 (2014), 19-37.

Emanuel Huebner, University of Muenster, Germany
“Between Myth and Reality: A demand for a documented sports history shown at the 1936 Olympic Games,” Stadion 41 (2015), 1-22.

Dario Nardini, University of Siena, Italy
“Gouren, the Breton Way to Wrestle,” Stadion 42 (2016), 13-30.

Benjamin Sacks, University of Western Australia, Australia
“A Footnote to Sport History: Twenty Years of Cricket, Conflict and Contestation in Samoa, 1880-1900,” International Journal of the History of Sport, 34, no. 14 (2017), 1483-1500. [link to article]

No award given

Lydia Furse, De Montfort University, Great Britain
“Barrette: A Women’s Contact Sport Oasis in 1920s France,” International Journal of the History of Sport, 36, no. 11 (2019), 941-958. [link to article]

Ornella Nzindukiyimana, Western University (PhD) / St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
‘That’s Jean Lowe’: On Being a Black Canadian Female Track Athlete in 1940s Toronto” International Journal of the History of sport, 37, no. 14 (2020), 1371-1387. [link to article]

No award given

Cristina Carqueijeiro de Medeiros, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
‘The sportization of rowing and swimming in Tiete river (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1899-1949)’