international Summer school

ISHPES supports the International Summer School for PhD students in sport history organized by Université Gustave Eiffel (France) and Université de Lausanne (Switzerland) based on the legacy of the “Copenhagen Summer School“ (held since 2003 by Gertrud Pfister), 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 working sessions.

The summer school in 2022 will be held in Oslo on the campus of the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, just before the beginning of the ISHPES conference which give the opportunity to take part at both events.

Course format

The summer school host a small group of phD students which could benefit from the dedication of many international experts.

Experts (to be confirmed)

  • Prof. Dr. Annette Hofmann (University of Ludwigsburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Matti Goksøyr (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences)
  • Dr. Grégory Quin (Université de Lausanne)
  • Prof. Dr. Pierre-Olaf Schut (Université Gustave Eiffel)

Official language: English

Applications Candidates may provide a 500 words abstract of their research project on:

Deadline January 15th 2022

Fees 2000 NOK / 200 €
Special rates (1500 NOK / 150 €) for participants who want to attend the summer school and ISHPES conference. Fees includes lunches, one dinner and travel to Lillehammer.

Provisional schedule

Monday June 27th

10h00 Welcome meeting. Introduction by Pierre-Olaf Schut, Grégory Quin, Allan Bennich Grønkjær  10h15 Self introduction with poster session
12h30 Lunch
14h00 Workshop 1
16h00 Keynote: Sport history historiography
17h00 City tour

Tuesday June 28th

Travel to Lillehammer
11h00 Visit of the Olympic city
12h30 Lunch
14h00 Conference on Winter Olympics history 15h00 Workshop 2
Travel back to Oslo
20h00 Summer school’s dinner

Wednesday June 29th

9h00 Keynote
10h00 Workshop 3
12h30 Lunch
14h00 Assessment
17h00 Beginning of ISHPES conference : Keynote

Thursday June 30th

Inside ISHPES conference
Morning :
Early Carreer Scholar Gigliola Gori award Keynote
Free choice among parallel sessions
Free choice among parallel sessions
Session dedicated to young scholars : Publish or perish (Pierre-Olaf Schut, Annette Hofmann)

Contact Pierre-Olaf Schut,