Call for Papers

Deadline for paper and panel proposals

June 15th, 2023


Panel and paper proposals should be submitted by email to .

Title: People in Sport - Changing Life and Career Paths in Professional and Leisure Sports

The following priority areas for the proposals have been identified:

  • Biographies in sport in transition
  • Career paths and life trajectories in sport
  • Actors in sport: athletes, coaches, referees, medical personnel 
  • Social groups in sport and their change
  • Success and failure in professional sports
  • Professionalization in sport
  • Changing social conditions and working conditions in sports
  • Representation of interests in sport
  • Socio-demographic structures in sport
  • Concepts, approaches and methods for the history of individuals and collectives in sport

We invite CESH members and non-members to submit paper and/or panel proposals that analyse these or related fields and topics. Paper and panel proposals will be reviewed by an Academic Committee.



For paper proposals:

  • Submit a one-page abstract (all-inclusive) with standard margins
  • Abstract should include: title, research objectives/questions, methodology, sources and material, results

For panel proposals:

  • Submit a 350-word abstract for the panel plus one abstract (as per the format above) per paper.
  • Please also include the nominated panel convenor and panel chair.
  • It is requested that panel proposals are gender-diverse.

Panel and paper proposals should be submitted by email to .

Deadline for paper and panel proposals is June 15th, 2023.