Call for Participation | Doing, Writing, Thinking Sport History | Ph.D. student course, University of Lausanne, September 8–12 2019. Call ends April 30, 2019

Palais de Rumine, Lausanne

Organized in collaboration with the International Center for Sport History and Culture at De Montfort University (ICSHC), this course aims to provide a unique environment for PhD students who seek to develop skills around sport history, and to improve their network in the field. Lectures given by leading experts will cover specific methodological aspects and new issues in the field of sport history. Participants will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research in specific sessions.

At the end of the summer school, the participants should have:

    • Discovered new epistemological approaches and new methodologies in sport sciences;
    • Benefited from exchanges with other young scholars;
    • Exchanged with influential and recognized professors of the field;
    • Strengthened their writing skills;
    • Improved their soft skills.

Focused on PhD students’ work, the pedagogical approach of the school is based both on lectures, discussing very specific methodological aspects and new issues in Sport history, and on workshops where articles or chapters submitted prior to the school will be discussed in small groups. Leading experts in the field will be lecturing and chairing the workshops, and informal discussion sessions will allow participants to have further discussions with them regarding their PhD topic.

The programme also includes sessions on publications opportunities and processes as well as a visit to the Olympic museum and at the Olympic archives.

Through these activities, the school aims to offer a rewarding scientific and human experience.

The fee is 250 Swiss francs, which includes tuition, lunches, and a visit to th Olympic museum, but not accommodation.

You can apply online, by clicking on the blue button below. Your application should include:

  1. A CV, with your academic records
  2. A motivation letter
  3. An abstract of your thesis

When your application is complete, please mark the “complete” checkbox, under the “Course registration” section. It will be reviewed and we will confirm the successful pre-registration as soon as possible.
You will then be asked you to submit a paper/chapter (work in progress) which will be used as basis for some group work during the summer school and to pay the tuition fees as soon as possible, but in any case before May 31st. Once you have paid the tuition fees, you are fully registered.

To read all about it, please visit the course website.

NB: In order to fully illustrate the alleged fact that “Switzerland is located in the heart of Europe”, Norway, Sweden and Finland (but not Iceland), as well as the Baltic countries have had to be excluded from the map of Europe ( However, we have no reson to think that students from these countries are excluded from participation. Odd, though.

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