Call fo Applications | Summer School in history and sociology of sport | Paris, France, June 22–26, 2020. Apply before March 1, 2020

International Summer School for Young Researchers – Course for PhD Students.
Department of Sports Sciences, Université Gustave Eiffel, Paris, France

Following the initiatives of the universities of Copenhagen, Paris and Lausanne, the 2020 summer school is the first edition of a new session supported by five universities and two learned societies in sports history.

Aims and topic

The Summer School 2020 is dedicated to young researchers in history and sociology whose work on subjects linked to physical activity and sport. These subjects cover a broad area, which allows experts and students to share experiences.

The Summer School provides a space to share information on research, theories and methods as well as to exchange ideas and knowledge about current tendencies and “hot issues” in the multiple arenas of physical activities and sports.

The Summer School will provide a forum, which enables communication, networks and cooperation among the participants, students as well as invited scholars.

The course is addressed to PhD students and young researchers and intends to support them in their scientific work. It offers students the opportunity of acquiring new knowledge, of presenting their research, of discussing problems, of obtaining advices from experts and of building up professional networks. It is intended to help young researchers to become integrated into the scientific community.


In keynote lectures, experts will address important questions, new approaches, problems and strategies of research, current trends and major issues in the area of sport ideologies, policies and practices. They will also be available for discussions and individual supervision.

All students will have the opportunity to present their own projects and get feedback from experts and other students. Papers with the main outlines of these projects must be submitted in advance and will be accessible for participants.


A certificate of attendance will be delivered to each participant.

Local organization

Pierre-Olaf Schut
Cécile Collinet
Sandie Beaudouin
Matthieu Delalandre
Marion Philippe
Jérémy Pierre

Guest lecturers invited (to confirm)

      • Gregory Quin, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
      • Philippe Vonnard, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
      • Annette Hofmann, Ludwigsburg University, Germany
      • Michael Krüger, University of Münster, Germany
      • Gerald Gems, Northcentral university, United States of America
      • PearlAnn Reichwein, university of Alberta, Canada
      • Gertrud Pfister, University of Copenhaguen, Denmark
      • Alejandro de la Viuda Serrano, university of Madrid, Spain
      • Martin Polley, De Montfort university, United Kingdom
      • Chrisitian Vivier, Université de Franche-Comté, France

Selection of students

Participants are expected to be PhD students or young researchers (e.g. planning a PhD) working on a project in the field of history and sociology of sport. They will be selected according to the relevance of the topic and the quality of the project. The number of students will be around 20 and the Summer School aims to include participants from various countries and cultures.

General information

Travel and accommodation have to be paid by the participants.
The course fee covers participation in the course including social time, 5 lunches and 1 dinner.

Course fee

150€ for participants.

Call for application

Please, fill in the online application form at :
Deadline: March 1st, 2020.
Applicants will be informed of their acceptance at the end of March.


For any questions: Pierre-Olaf Schut,

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