The ISHPES 2014 Congress
The ISHPES Congress is an annual event organized under the auspices of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES). It aims to promote knowledge sharing among experts in sports history as well as to be a platform for young scholars and students to network with top sports specialists from all over the world.
In 2014 the congress will be organized by the Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum and will take place at the Qatar University from 22 to 25 September 2014.
Besides the extensive scientific program, the ISHPES Congress engages the participants in intercultural exchanges and contributes to the expansion of their network. The 2014 edition is committed to this idea and will provide a great atmosphere for discussions and social events.
Deadline for the abstract submission: May 18, 2014
Notification of abstract acceptance: June 2014
Deadline for the online registration: September 2014
Who can attend?
Anyone involved in the world of sports and physical culture is most welcome to join us! If you are a sports institution (university, college, study center, etc.) or a scholar (professors, students, etc.), the ISHPES 2014 Congress is your place to be.
We are particularly interested to hear about the findings of researchers who developed studies related to the main theme and sub-topics of the Congress.
What is the Congress theme?
The theme of the ISHPES Congress 2014 is Global Perspectives on Sports and Physical Cultures: From Past to Present. Speakers and participants will give their insights into the current research and issues related to the different aspects of the history of sports and physical culture around the globe.
What are the sub-topics of the Congress?
Besides open papers related to sports and physical cultures, the 2014 Congress will focus primarily on the historical aspects of:
- Olympics and other Mega-Sport Events
- Development of Sport and Physical Activity in the Middle East
- Sports Cultures in the Global South
- Gender and Sport
- Sport Related Migrants and Migrations
- The Relation between Sports, Physical Activity and Health
- Transcultural Perspectives on Physical Cultures
- Cultures of National Movement and Physical Education
Who are the keynote speakers?
- Dr. Christian Wacker, Qatar Olympic & Sports Museum
- Prof. Dr. Thierry Terret, University of Lyon
- Prof. Dr. Susanna Hedenborg, Malmö University
- Prof. Dr. Roland Renson, Catholic University of Leuven
- Prof. Dr. Michael Krüger, University of Münster
- Prof. Dr. Patricia Vertinsky, University of British Columbia
- Prof. Dr. Mahfoud Amara, Loughborough University
- Dr. Hong Fan, University of Western Australia