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ISHPES Membership

From international congresses to inter-regional communication, ISHPES is devoted to connecting researchers in this field and providing access to valuable educational materials such as publications, projects, and events.

Benefits of Membership

A membership at the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES) includes:

  • the ability to present a paper at the annual ISHPES Congress
  • the opportunity to submit an article to the annual ISHPES Special Issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport
  • the opportunity to promote publications and annnouncements via ISHPES

ISHPES is pleased to offer its members an annual subscription to the International Journal of the History of Sport. This offer to ISHPES members is for the special rate of 26 € / $29 per year. The IJHS subscription runs the duration of a calendar year, from the time of payment until December 31. At present the IJHS subscription is only possible with the one-year ISHPES membership.
Please note: IJHS subscriptions are only available to individual members and not institutional members.

ISHPES regularly promotes its members and their scholarship on social media with #ISHPESIntro. Members should send an email with their position title, institution, link to their academic profile, and their most recent publication to

For ISHPES members who are Early Career Scholars, there is the possibility to apply for the Gigliola Gori Junior Scholar award, which is awarded annually.  In addition, Early Career Scholars are also eligible for the Gerd von der Lippe Travel Fund. Early Career Scholars who present a paper at the annual Congress are also eligible for the Routledge Early Career Scholar Presentation Award.

For institutional members: only one member can represent the institution at the general assembly or an ISHPES congress.

Please note: ONLY paid-up members of ISHPES are able to present a paper at the annual Congress.

Membership dues start on January 1 of a calendar year and end December 31 of the same calendar year.

Complete the online membership form to join ISHPES.

Current members: renew your ISHPES membership.



Regular Membership

1-year: 35 €
1-year + IJHS subscription: 61 €
2-year: 55 € / Lifetime membership : 400 €

Institutional Membership

1-year: 35 €
2-year: 55 €

ISHPES membership dues can be paid via PayPal or credit card (after completing online membership form).



Donations to ISHPES are dedicated to support initiatives and awards for young scholars in sport history. Concretely, every year ISHPES awards the best paper sent for the conference; ISHPES supports the international summer school in sport history; ISHPES helps for students mobilities to take part to the conference.

If you want to make a donation to help ISHPES : click here.

Thank you for your support!