This is an election year so we are calling it to your attention. We have already informed you that we will do it online this time and we hope that this will work well. You can vote for the Council and the President. The council consists of a maximum of 15 members. The new council will then elect three Vice Presidents, which will support the President’s work.

Every paid-up member who has been an ISHPES member for the last two years can run for the Council. Those members who would like to run for Presidency need to have been a member for the last four years.

We are now opening the Call for Nominations. For those of you who are interested in becoming a Council member or the President, please send a short curriculum vita and also explain your relation to and interest in ISHPES. This should be no longer than one page.

Human and Social Sport Sciences – Issues, Approaches, Challenges and Implementations.


International Summer School for Young Researchers – Course for PhD Students.
Date: 1st of July – 5th of July, 2013

In 2013 ISHPES will offer several grants from the GERD VON DER LIPPE JUNIOR SCHOLAR TRAVEL FUND to assist graduate students who present papers at the Congress.

The money will be divided among the applicants to help defray the costs of travel and accommodation at the conference. Exact amounts of the financial support will vary.

A graduate student requesting travel funds must make a request for a Gerd von der Lippe Junior Scholar Fund grant at the same time as the abstract submission. Applications should consist of a concise letter from the prospective participant requesting a grant from the Gerd von der Lippe Junior Scholar Fund, sent to Dr. Kai Reinhart, ISHPES General Secretary, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DEADLINE: March 31, 2013

--Be a current ISHPES member. (Join here)
--Include applicant’s academic affiliation
--Include the name and email address of applicant’s graduate program advisor

Funding requests will have no bearing on the scientific committee’s decisions on panels, but funds will not be awarded unless the applicant's paper is accepted by the scientific committee in a separate decision.

All recipients must register for the ISHPES conference in advance.  This financial support will be disbursed to recipients by the ISHPES General Secretary at the conference. The winner of the Gigliola Gori Junior Scholar Award is not eligible for financial support from the Gerd von der Lippe Junior Scholar Fund.

Topic: Games and Sporting Events in History: Organization, Performances and Impacts

Call for Abstracts

International Organizer: International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES)

• Traditional festivals, sporting activities and folk dances
• The history of sports and tournaments in Asia
• Sportification processes of Asian physical culture
• The history and the spirit of traditional martial arts (fighting)
• Asian approaches to gender and sports
• Sporting legacies in the Eastern and Western World
• The Olympic Games
• Health issues and sporting activities
• New approaches to the history of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
• The establishment and management of sports museums
• Open Papers

Important Dates
Deadline of Abstract Submission: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Deadline of Early Bird Registration: Friday, May 31, 2013
Deadline of Online Registration: Monday, July 15, 2013

Local Organizer: National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan 2013 ISHPES Secretariat
Address: 6F.-9., No.2, Jian 8th Rd., Jhonghe District, New Taipei City 235, Taiwan

For more information see
Or e-mail to 2013 ISHPES Secretariat, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ISHPES is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Junior Scholar Award. The ISHPES GIGLIOLA GORI JUNIOR SCHOLAR AWARD will be presented at the 2013 ISHPES Congress to be held in Taipei, Taiwan from August 18-22, 2013.

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 the ISHPES Junior Scholar Award. This award is intended to promote emerging scholarship among young scholars of sport history world-wide through the organizational support of ISHPES and its members.

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 a junior scholar (within one year of receiving a PhD). 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. The winner will be announced by the end of May 2013.

The award winner will receive a 1000 € prize, free registration at the Congress and a year’s membership to ISHPES. The winning paper should be presented during the conference. His/her paper will be published in Stadion and the winner, together with any other entrant whose work is recognized by the committee for its quality, will receive a diploma that will be presented during the Congress. The essay must be emailed to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Patricia Vertinsky, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than March 31, 2013.