"Les Carrefours d'Histoire du Sport"

A literal translation of “Carrefour d’histoire du sport” is “Crossroad of sport history”. Here are the principles of this event which has been held since 1991.


1. The “Carrefours d’histoire du sport” are now organised every other year in a different university town. The date is usually during the French autumn school holidays.

2. The aim of the conference is to promote research on a specific topic and to give scholars with all level of experience the opportunity to present their research and discuss it among peers.

3. At the end of each event, candidates are invited to present their proposition for holding the next conference.

4. The organisers work independently and are free to choose the scientific topic of the conference, to seek collaborations, to promote the information on the conference, to apply for financial support, to put together the scientific and organising committees, etc.

5. The organisers are responsible for any benefit or deficit linked to the organisation. They decide upon the price of the registration fee.

Previous conferences:

“Sports et jeux dans l’histoire” as part of the Comité des Travaux Historiques et Scientifiques (CTHS):

- Chambéry (1991)

- Clermont-Ferrand (1992)

- Pau (1993)

- Amiens (1994)

- Aix-en-Provence (1995)

“Carrefours d’histoire du sport”:

- 6th carrefour in Besançon (1996): « Le sport dans la ville. XIXe-XXe siècles »

- 7th carrefour in Montpellier (1997): « Le sportif, l’entraîneur, le dirigeant. XIXe-XXe siècles »

- 8th carrefour in Bordeaux (1998): « Sport et identité »

- 9th carrefour in Lyon (2000): « Le sport et les Français pendant l’Occupation »

- 10th carrefour in Cergy-Pontoise (2002): « Sports, éducation physique et mouvements affinitaires au XXe siècle »

- 11th carrefour in Lyon (2004): « Sport et genre, XIXe-XXe siècles »

- 12th carrefour in Calais (2006): « Les pratiques corporelles et l’eau dans l’histoire (XIXe-XXe siècles) »

- 13th carrefour in Grenoble (2008): « Sports et médias (XIXe-XXe siècles) »

- 14th carrefour in Rennes / Ecoles de Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan (2010): « Le sport et la guerre XIXe-XXe siècles »