Florence Carpentier

Florence CARPENTIER has been an associate professor at the University of Rouen (France) since 2004 and she teaches the history of sport and physical education. Since September 2018, she has been a senior researcher at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), funded for 4 years by the Swiss National Science Foundation as part of the research project entitled “members of the International Olympic Committee, 1894-1972. Prosopography of a transnational elite”.

Her research focuses mainly on the history of the IOC and the Olympic Games, in particular under the presidencies of Henri de Baillet-Latour (1925-1942) and Sigfried Edström (1942-1952). She also works on the emergence and development of women’s sport during the interwar period, in France and in the world, and on its relations with the male Olympic movement, as with the French feminist movements of this time. She is a researcher at the Center for Studies of the Transformations of Physical and Sports Activities (CTAPS, University of Rouen, EA 3832) and at the Global Sport & Olympic Studies Center (CEO&GS, University of Lausanne).

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Contact: florence.carpentier@unil.ch