Conferences – Call for Papers

V Congress of History and Sport

International congress organized by the Portuguese Group for History and Sport (GHD) whose goal is the discussion and production of knowledge in different aspects of the intersection of history and sport. 24 and 25 May 2018 at Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra

  • Date: 24.05.2018 – 25.05.2018
  • Institution: Universidade de Coimbra
  • Location: Coimbra / Portugal
  • Additional documents: title, abstract (500 words), 3 key-words and curriculum (200 words)
  • Documents to: historia.desporto[at]


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[at]


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

The GHD seeks 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[at]

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:

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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