Leena Laine, a founding member of ISHPES, was honored as an honorary member at the 2015 Congress in Split, Croatia. 

"Ski tracks" is the name of an international conference which will focus on the history of winter sport and especially the traditions of skiing. It takes place from 10th to 14th December 2015 in the Ski Austria Academy in St. Christoph am Arlberg. The conference will conclude an exhibition project in Tyrol and Vorarlberg entitled "ARLBERG. Pass.Region.Marke". The location was chosen deliberately: In the former Bundessportheim St. Christoph significant Austrian ski pioneers as Hannes Schneider, Ernst Janner, Stefan Kruckenhauser and Franz Hoppichler developed their methods of instruction.

At the same time the network meeting for Austrian sports history, SPORTHISTNET, will be organized.

The conference languages are German and English.

The 2015 Routledge Junior Scholar Presentation Award winner is Taro Obayashi, University of Tsukuba, Japan for his engaging, informative conference presentation "Recovery from the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 through Sport Events in Tokyo City." Taro Obayashi’s award is £75 in books from Routledge.

The 2015 Gigliola Gori Junior Scholar Award Prize recipient is Dario Nardini. The Italian scholar wrote the most outstanding, unpublished essay. 

The year's ISHPES honorees are Susan J. Bandy, winner of the Rutledge Keynote Award, and Rudolf Müllner, winner of the ISHPES Award. Both Bandy and Müllner gave keynote lectures at the 2015 ISHPES Congress in Split, Croatia.

Copenhagen Summer School 2015
Physical Activity and Sport: Current Discourses and Practices from a Human and Social Science Perspective

International Summer School for Young Researchers – Course for PhD Students

Call for application

We are pleased to announce the Copenhagen Summer School 2015 scheduled for 24-28 August, 2015 (Welcome dinner 23 August) at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Copenhagen Summer School 2015 focus on the topic Physical Activity and Sport: Current Discourses and Practices from a Human and Social Science Perspective. This topic covers a broad area which allows experts and students to share experiences and expertise in their respective fields of research and to address relevant discourses and practices in various cultures and societies.

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