The spread of COVID-19 has affected everyone’s overall daily and social life. Our duty in securing people’s health and safety became not only the issue for the congress organizer but also all over the world where international participants live. The original idea of ISHPES 2020 was to provide the opportunity to discuss ‘sport history and interdisciplinary relations’ in the year of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Although the event of the Games was postponed, we are still expecting to discuss the proposed theme this year in our online congress.
Congress Website: https://www.ishpes.org/congresses/2020-congress
Registration Form: https://ec-convention.com/ISHPES2020/registration2/registration2_01.php
The online congress will provide 5 channels composed of various sessions scheduled according to “Western time zone”, “Eastern time zone” and “Universal time zone”, considering each speaker’s local time. We will also have many interesting poster sessions throughout the congress period.
Information about the Keynote Lectures can be found here.
The Program and schedule can be found here.
We look forward to the participation of audiences from every country and wish this congress to be the first successful attempt to link sport history scholars through worldwide digital sessions. Let’s enjoy this new experience together with the local Sapporo organizing committee, on August 22nd and 23rd, 2020.
Chairperson of Organizing Commitee
Professor Dr Keiko Ikeda, Hokkaido Univerisity
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