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Sport and Education from the Ephebe to the Teenager

Sport et éducation de l’éphèbe au teenager

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Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by Luigia Parlati

Summary

In every age, from ancient Greece to contemporary societies, sport has always had close and significant links to the world of education. The gymnasium of the ancient world fulfilled a threefold purpose as a space of the celebration of the body, sensory education and physical training. The twentieth century has seen a partial renewal in sports education in accordance with ideas and proposals influenced by, and occasionally the subject of controversy among, the Olympic movement, sporting associations, the institution of school, and youth movements. Sports education, then, involves issues and concerns encompassing the civic, military, health, practical and, most markedly, political spheres. The historiography of sports education has experienced profound transformations over the last decade, seeing changes in its sources, its subjects and its approaches. This session will be devoted to an account of the most exciting directions it is taking today.

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Argument

In every age, from ancient Greece to contemporary societies, sport has always had  close and significant links to the world of education. The gymnasium of the ancient world  fulfilled a threefold purpose as a space of the celebration of the body, sensory education and  physical training. Much later in history, the key components of the training of knights, and then that of the nobility, were initiation into the arts of fencing, horse-riding and dance, with ‘academies’ in these arts springing up across Europe. In the nineteenth century, the invention of modern sport in England was part of an essentially educational project emerging from English public schools whose products were intended to go on to conquer the world. The twentieth century has seen a partial renewal in sports education in accordance with ideas and proposals influenced by, and occasionally the subject of controversy among, the Olympic movement, sporting associations, the institution of school, and youth movements. Sports education, then, involves issues and concerns encompassing the civic, military, health, practical and, most markedly, political spheres.The historiography of sports education has experienced profound transformations over the last decade, seeing changes in its sources, its subjects and its approaches. This session will be devoted to an account of the most exciting directions it is taking today.

About CISH

The International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS) or le International Committee of Historical Sciences (CISH) has been founded in Geneva on May 15, 1926. Today, the organization encompasses a total of fifty-three countries.

The ICHS includes two sorts of organizations. First of all, there are the National Committees formed in each country from their individual centers for historical research. In addition, International Commissions specializing in particular fields of history (some known as ‘International Affiliated Organizations’ and others as Internal Commissions) have formed over the years. International Congresses of Historians have been of great importance in building bridges between different cultures and ideologies.  For years, the goal has also been to steer activities of CISH from solely European orientation towards a true Global Community of Historians. We have to cross borders in  order to understand different cultures, ideologies, methods and to collaborate.

Submission guidelines

Proposals should be a maximum of 2.500 characters - 350 words and should be sent with a short biographical note to the organizers and to the Secretary General Robert Frank : sgcish1@gmail.com.

by the 30th November 2013.

Organizers 

  • Prof. Dr. Eckhardt FUCHS Deputy Director Georg Eckert, Institute for International Textbook Research Celler Str. 3

Email : fuchs@gei.de

Telephone : + 49 531 590 99 50

  • Prof. Dr. Jean SAINT-MARTIN, University Of  Strasbourg, Faculté des Sciences du sport, 14 René Descartes

Email : j.saint-martin@orange.fr

Telephone : +33 689 10 54 40

 

 

 

Date(s)

  • Saturday, November 30, 2013

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Keywords

  • Education, Physical Education, Sport, Grèce,

Contact(s)

  • Jean Saint-Martin
    courriel : j [dot] saint-martin [at] orange [dot] fr

Information source

  • Jean Saint-Martin
    courriel : j [dot] saint-martin [at] orange [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Sport and Education from the Ephebe to the Teenager », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, https://calenda.org/256250

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