Check out highlights from the 2016 ISHPES Congress in Paris, France, via the ISHPES Storify page!

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".

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.

Join us for the 2016 ISHPES Congress in Paris!

The final program is now available.

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