International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport
Société Internationale d’Histoire de l’éducation physique et du sport
Internationale Gesellschaft für die Geschichte der Leibeserziehung und des Sports
The International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES) is the umbrella organisation for sports historians all over the world. ISHPES came into being in 1989 through the merging of ICOSH and HISPA. ICOSH (the International Committee for the History of Physical Education and Sport) was founded as early as 1967 in Prague. HISPA (the International Association for the History of Physical Education and Sport) was founded in 1973 in Zurich. ISHPES is affiliated with the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) and cooperates with other international sports science and physical education organisations.
ISHPES promotes research and teaching in the area of physical education and sport. Its purpose is to facilitate and to improve communications and cooperation betweeen sport history associations at the national and regional levels, as well as between scholars. ISHPES organizes international congresses and seminars and provides information on sports history projects, publications, and events through the ISHPES Bulletin.
ISHPES services and benefits
--membership in an international network of scholars
--the ability to present a paper at the annual ISHPES Congress
--opportunity to use the ISHPES website for distributing information or announcements
--online access to the current year of the International Journal of the History of Sport
Members are also encouraged to submit news for inclusion in ISHPES communications and online. Please see News Guidelines for more information.
Current ISHPES Executive Council
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