Organized in collaboration with the International Center for Sport History and Culture at De Montfort University (ICSHC), this course aims to provide a unique environment for PhD students who seek to develop skills around sport history, and to improve their network in the field. Lectures given by leading experts will cover specific methodological aspects and new issues in the field of sport history. Participants will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research in specific sessions.

DescriptionSpeakersTarget audienceLearning objectivesCourse formatProgrammeFeesApplicationAccommodationSponsors
8 – 12 September, 2019
UNIL Campus
For whom?
International PhD students in sport sciences and sport history
How much?
CHF 250.-
Non credited course, Official Certificate of Attendance delivered

Organised by Grégory Quin, Gil Mayencourt and Philippe Vonnard from the University of Lausanne, the summer school will have the pleasure to welcome the following speakers:

Invited Professors

Jean-Michel De Waele, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

John MacLelland, University of Toronto

Jürgen Mittag, Deutsche SportHochschule, Cologne

Dino Numerato, Charles University, Prague

Matthew Taylor, De Montfort University, Leicester

Invited Guests:

Sabine Christe, Olympic Studies Center, Olympic Museum

Professors from the University of Lausanne :

Patrick Clastres

Nicolas Bancel

Invited or Local Lecturers :

Sylvain Dufraisse, University of Nantes

Jean-Philippe Leresche, University of Lausanne

Pauline Milani, University of Freiburg

Sébastien Moreau, University of Luxembourg

Marie Sautier, University of Lausanne

Nicola Sbetti, University of Bologna

Lucie Schoch, University of Lausanne

Amanda Shuman, University of Freiburg

Philippe Vonnard, University of Lausanne

*The list is still subject to changes. The speakers will be confirmed as soon as possible

PhD students in sports sciences and sport history

At the end of the summer school, the participants should have:

  • Discovered new epistemological approaches and new methodologies in sport sciences;
  • Benefited from exchanges with other young scholars;
  • Exchanged with influential and recognized professors of the field;
  • Strengthened their writing skills;
  • Improved their soft skills.

Focused on PhD students’ work, the pedagogical approach of the school is based both on lectures, discussing very specific methodological aspects and new issues in Sport history, and on workshops where articles or chapters submitted prior to the school will be discussed in small groups. Leading experts in the field will be lecturing and chairing the workshops, and informal discussion sessions will allow participants to have further discussions with them regarding their PhD topic.

The programme also includes sessions on publications opportunities and processes as well as a visit to the Olympic museum and at the Olympic archives.

Through these activities, the school aims to offer a rewarding scientific and human experience.

You can find here the tentative programme, regularly updated:


CHF 250.-

Tuition fees include:

  • Tuition fees
  • Lunches
  • Visit to the Olympic museum

Please note that accommodation is not covered by the fees.

You can apply online, by clicking on the blue button below. Your application should include:

  1. A CV, with your academic records
  2. A motivation letter
  3. An abstract of your thesis

When your application is complete, please mark the “complete” checkbox, under the “Course registration” section. It will be reviewed and we will confirm the successful pre-registration as soon as possible.

You will then be asked you to submit a paper/chapter (work in progress) which will be used as basis for some group work during the summer school and to pay the tuition fees as soon as possible, but in any case before May 31st. Once you have paid the tuition fees, you are fully registered.

Rooms have been prebooked at the Youth Hostel Lausanne Jeunotel. Rooms will be given on a “first come first serve” basis.

Youth Hostel Lausanne Jeunotel

Buffet breakfast, bed linen, and transportation pass for Lausanne are included in the reservation. If you would like to book a room, please contact us.


Single room: from CHF 80.- per night
Room shared by two people : from CHF 75.- per person per night
Dormitoryby (4 people) : from 40 CHF Taxes: CHF 2.60.- per person per night

*Please note that prices are indicative and subject to change, depending on the date of booking

This summer school is organised in collaboration with the Société suisse des sciences du sport and the Centre d’Etude de la Vie Politique (CEVIPOL) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.


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