The 2014 International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES) Congress will be organised by the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum and will take place at the Qatar University from 22 to 25 September 2014.

The ISHPES 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.

Besides the extensive scientific programme, 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.

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. The congress will have world-renowned speakers such as Dr Christian Wacker of 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, Dr Joachim Gerlichs of the Qatar National Library and Prof Dr Ian Henry of the Loughborough University (UK), Prof Dr Michael Krüger of University of Münster (Germany), Prof Dr Patricia Vertinsky of University of British Columbia (Canada), Prof Dr Roland Renson of Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), Prof Dr Susanna Hedenborg of Malmö University (Sweden) and Prof Dr Thierry Terret of University of Lyon (France).

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

For more information, visit the 2014 ISHPES website.