Call for Papers | “Sport for All – History of a Vision Around the World” | 19th ISHPES Congress, Münster, Germany, July 18–21, 2018. Call ends February 15, 2018

The Institute of Sports Science, Department of Sport History and Physical Education at the University of Münster in Germany/Westphalia, will host the 19th International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES) Congress. Münster is a city of great historical relevance. In 1648 the peace treaty of the Thirty Years‘ War was signed. Today among Münster’s 350,000 inhabitants are about 50,000 students. The city is known as a bicycle capital, a green city with a high quality of life. The venue of the Congress will be the Franz-Hitze-Haus, next to the Aa Lake.

Scholars are invited to submit sessions including three abstracts related to the main topic “Sport for All – History of a Vision Around the World”, or individual abstracts focused upon one of the following subtopics:

  • “Sport for all” on various continents, in various regions and nations
  • Sports, physical cultures, and physical education in time and space
  • Aspects of integration, inclusion and segregation in sports and physical cultures (including disability and sports)
  • Sports, movement cultures, and health around the world
  • New approaches to Olympic history
  • Historical approaches to mega-events in sport
  • Gender diversity in various physical culture and sports
  • Religious impacts on physical culture and sports globally
  • Sports, industrialization, technology, and social diversity (including workers’ sports)
  • Open papers

Abstract Submission

  • Abstract submission is exclusively online here until February 15th, 2018.
  • The official language of the congress is English.
  • Presenters should be ISHPES members (if you are not a member yet, please fill out the membership form online).

The online form will invite you to inform the following points:

  • Name of the author(s), your institutional affiliation and position, your office and mobile phone numbers and email addresses.
  • The paper’s title followed by a 350 words (maximum) abstract of the proposed paper.
  • The abstract should include the question(s) addressed in the paper, the evidence to be used, a precise statement of the argument and conclusions, and what significance the paper has to our understanding of sports history.
  • Please specify also to what sub-theme your abstract is related.


  • Early Career Scholars
  • Gigliola Gori Award
  • Routledge Early Career Scholar Presentation Award

Registration and Congress Fees

Early Bird Registration (March 20 till May 31, 2018)

  • ISHPES members: 250€
  • Early Career Scholars: 180€
  • Non-members of ISHPES: 300€

Regular Registration (starting June 1, 2018)

  • ISHPES members: 270€
  • Early Career Scholars: 200€
  • Non-members of ISHPES: 320€

The congress fee includes:

  • Admission to all sessions
  • Congress material
  • Welcome reception with drinks and finger food
  • Coffee breaks with hot beverages, cakes and fruits • A social evening including drinks and dinner
  • A guided city tour and visit of the historical “Friedenssaal” where the peace of Westphalia was signed
  • Exhibition on sport in Greek antiquity, including information leaflet
  • Free public transportation for the duration of the congress in the city of Münster after registration
  • Special fees for the German Railway (Deutsche Bahn) for your journey to the congress


The venue of the congress – the Franz-Hitze-Haus – is ten minutes away from the city center by bike or bus. The Franz-Hitze-Haus offers only a limited number of rooms.

Further accommodations in various hotels close to the congress venue are available. Discount rates are reserved.

More information about all aspect off the congress can be found on:

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