In 1989 the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES) was founded as a merger of the International Committee for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ICOSH) and the International Association for the History of Physical Education (HISPA). In 2014 ISHPES celebrated its 25th birthday. While at the beginning it was a very Eurocentric organization, it is today very international as seen in the numerous countries from which the members hail.
This paper, written by ISHPES President Annette Hofmann, will give an insight into the present state and work of this international sport history organisation. The conclusion will focus on the challenges that ISHPES faces in the twenty-first century.