18th ISHPES CONGRESS
April 3-6, 2017 in Alexandria, Egypt
The Transformation of Sport and Physical Activity Through Time:
Journeys in History”
Call for abstracts [pdf version]
More information can be found on the ISHPES Congress page.
Faculty of Physical Education for Girls at Alexandria University
Ministry of Higher Education
Ministry of Sports
Kasha Tourist Compony
Congress topic and subtopics
The aim of the 18th ISHPES Congress is to provide a forum for the latest research, findings and experiences from the vast field of sport history.
The Congress topic THE TRANSFORMATION OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY THROUGH TIME: JOURNEYS IN HISTORY is broad and general, allowing every sport historian - academicians, independent researchers, lecturers, PE teachers, coaches and others, as well as graduate and postgraduate students and experts from cognate and adjacent scientific fields from all over the world to participate.
- Globalization and glocalization of sport and physical activity
- Traditional festivals, sporting activities and folk dances
- The history of Physical Education and sports in schools, colleges and universities
- Gender and sports
- Biographical approaches to sporting legacies
- History of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
- History of sports in the Middle East
- Methodological aspects of sport history
- Open paper
Guidelines for abstract submission
1. Abstract submission is exclusively online via the ISHPES Conference Submission Page.
2. The online form will invite you to inform the following points :
A. Name of the author(s), your institutional affiliation and position, your office and mobile phone numbers, and email addresses.
B. The paper’s title followed by a 350 words (maximum) abstract of the proposed paper. The abstract should include the question(s) addressed in the paper, the evidence to be used, a precise statement of the argument and conclusions, and what significance the paper has to our understanding of sports history.
C. Please specify also to what sub-theme your abstract is related.
3. All abstracts will be assessed by two members of the scientific committee.
The official language of the congress is English.
Presenters need to be an ISHPES member to present a paper, and a person can only present one paper as first author. Join ISHPES now.
Participants are invited to submit their abstracts for podium/oral presentations only.
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ISHPES is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Early Career Scholar Award. The ISHPES GIGLIOLA GORI AWARD will be presented at the 2017 ISHPES Congress to be held in Alexandria, Egypt, 3-6 April 2017.
It is awarded for an unpublished essay of outstanding quality in the field of sport history. Eligible scholars must be a member of ISHPES and a registered student (undergraduate or graduate) at the time of the Congress or within one year of receiving a having graduated from a program of higher education.The essay must be submitted in English and the text itself (including notes and bibliography) must not exceed 10,000 words.
The main criteria for selection will be based on originality, the scientific quality of the research and the value of the study from the perspective of international sport history. A specially chosen committee will review the articles.
Gigliola Gori, a leading sport historian in Italy and longtime member of ISHPES, as well as one of its current Vice-Presidents, has very generously donated a 1000 € prize for this award. 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.
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Entrants for the Early Career Scholar Award for 2016 were uniformly excellent showing the rich set of talents of the younger ISHPES scholars. There were 9 interesting and well written papers in all from a number of countries, demonstrating the global reach of our organization.
The panel read each paper, assigned marks and then discussed the results, coming to a difficult conclusion given the high quality of the essays.
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Check out highlights from the 2016 ISHPES Congress in Paris, France, via the ISHPES Storify page!
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On 27 June 2016, fifteen PhD students and two Master’s students from nine nations across the globe congregated to begin the 2016 Summer School in Sport Sciences. The summer school was hosted by Universite Paris-Est and was organised and coordinated by Pierre-Olaf Schut, an Associate Professor in History and Sociology of Sport at the University. In addition to Professor Schut, ten other professors from four different nations and a wide variety of research fields were involved in the five-day-long summer school. Each of the professors who attended the summer school presented a piece of research to allow students to gain an insight into current discourses of physical activity and sport. These research fields included the history of sport, sociology of sport, sports management, sport psychology as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods within sports science and psychology of sport. Additionally, the students benefited from more practical presentations on funding opportunities for research in Europe and publishing advice, including choosing the reliable publisher and scientific conferences and adapting the text to the editorial rules. Further, each student had to option to attend two fifteen-minute individual supervisory sessions with the professor of choice to discuss their PhD or Master’s project in more detail.
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Jerry Gems has been a professor at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois since 1988. Over his lengthy career, Jerry has been a Renaissance Man in academia, a good teacher, an active and productive scholar, and engaged in serving his professional organizations.
As the presenter of the 2016 Routledge Keynote, Jerry began the ISHPES Congress in Paris with his talk, "Women and the Advent of American Sport Tourism: The Feminine Invasion of Male Space".
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