V Congress of History and Sport

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Call for Papers
May 24, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Sport History & Studies, Spanish and Portuguese History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Humanities, Contemporary History

V Congress of History and Sport


24 and 25 May 2018

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

University of Coimbra


Call for papers



Group for History and Sport

Group of History and Memory of CEIS20


International Congress with papers accepted in Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Proposal submissions until March 19, 2018 to: historia.desporto@gmail.com


Proposals: title, abstract (500 words), 3 key-words and curriculum (200 words)



The Portuguese Group for History and Sport (GHD) gathers researchers from several institutions, with the main goal of promoting cooperation, research and studies in the field of sport history. The GHD also organizes events for History and Sport at the national and international levels. Also organizes a congress, whose goal is the discussion and the production of knowledge in the various aspects of the intersection of history and sport. The theme for the 2018 congress is Sport and Popular Culture.



The congress will be focus on Popular Culture and its intersection with Sport and History.


Thematic lines

  • Popular culture and sport: meanings and transgressions
  • Sport and popular games
  • The sportsman as pop star
  • For a history of culture celebrities in sport
  • Team sports and individuals in the contemporary cultural context
  • Cultural representations and gender roles in sports professions
  • Sport events and cultural movements
  • Media, literature, panting, photography and video games
  • Internet as space of popular representations of sport
  • Sport tattoos: popular meanings
  • Religion, art and aesthetic
  • Food, folklore, music and fashion
  • Physical education and leisure
  • Cultural work, tourism and museology


Call for papers

We seek abstracts of no more than 500 words, include three keywords related the proposed paper, a brief curriculum vitae, academic affiliation and contact information (including email and telephone). Papers can be presented in Portuguese, English and Spanish, via email to: historia.desporto@gmail.com


Important dates

March 19 – Closing deadline for proposals

March 26 – Notification of abstract acceptance

April 26 – Final program



Participants with papers: 40 euros and 20 euros (students)

Others (with certificate and documentation): 10 euros

Registration form: http://congressodehistoriaedesporto.blogspot.com


Organizing and Scientific Committee

Ana Jaqueira, FCDEF da Universidade de Coimbra

Ana Semblano, Museu Nacional do Desporto

António Pedro Pita, CEIS20/Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra

Carlos Nolasco, GHD/CES-Universidade de Coimbra

César Rodrigues, GHD/CEIS20-Universidade de Coimbra

Daniel Seabra, Universidade Fernando Pessoa

Francisco Pinheiro, GHD/CEIS20-Universidade de Coimbra/IHC-UNL

João Nuno Coelho, GHD/RTP

João Tiago Lima, GHD/CICP/Universidade de Évora

José Calado, GHD/CLEPUL-Universidade de Lisboa

Paulo Coelho Araújo, FCDEF da Universidade de Coimbra

Paulo Peixoto, CES-Universidade de Coimbra

Teresa Lacerda, Faculdade de Desporto da Universidade do Porto


Technical support

Ângela Lopes e Marlene Taveira (CEIS20-UC)



Department of History, European Studies, Archeology and Arts of Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Coimbra


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