Congress Programme



25th International Congress of CESH

“Competition and collaboration in sport and physical education from Antiquity to Modern times”

Bucharest, 21-23 September 2022

                                                                                                     UNEFS, Constantin Noica street, no. 140


Tuesday, 20 September 2022

18:30-20:30 Welcome cocktail

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

8:00-9:00  Reception of guests

9:00-09:30 Welcome ceremony

09:35-10:35 Anke Hilbrenner, Jewish Sport History in East Central Europe: Collaboration, Competition and Question of Belonging in the first half of the Twentieth Century

10:45-12:45 Session 1 & Session 2

12:45-13:45 Lunch

13:45-15:15 Session 3 & Session 4

15:20-17:20 Session 5 & Session 6

17:30 – 17:45 Oina demonstration

18:15-19:30 Guided walking tour of Bucharest

Thursday, 22 September 2022

8:30-9:00 Coffee break

9:00-11:00 Session 7 & Session 8

11:10-12:40 Session 9 & Session 10

12:45-13:45 Mike Huggins, The Complexities of Sporting Competition: A Tentative Overview

13:50-14:00 Group Photo

14:00-15:00 Lunch

14:30 -15:00 Meeting of the Fellows of CESH

15:00-16:15 General Assembly of CESH

16:20-17:50 Session 11 & Session 12

18:00 – 19:30 Session 13

20:30 – 23:00 Official Dinner

Friday, 23 September 2022

9:00-9:30 Coffee break

9:30-11:30 Session 14 & Session 15

11:35-12:35 Fiona Skillen,The   referee   was   generous   enough   to   limit   the   ordeal’:   Some   reflections   on   the development of women’s football in Scotland, 1880-1939.

12:35-13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00  Session 16 & Session 17

15:10-16:40  Session 18

16:45-17:15 Conclusion of the CESH Congress


Detailed Programme


Tuesday, 20 September 2022

18:30-20:30 Welcome cocktail in the Outdoor Classroom Tent of UNEFS

Early guests could pick up their participation kit.


Wednesday, 21 September 2022

8:00-9:00  Reception of guests in the Outdoor Classroom Tent of UNEFS

9:00-09:30 Welcome ceremony, Room Amphitheatre:

Speakers: Florin Pelin, Monica Stănescu, Daphné Bolz, Pompiliu-Nicolae Constantin

09:35-10:35 Keynote presentation, Horst Ueberhorst Memorial Lecture, Room Amphitheatre:

Anke Hilbrenner, Jewish Sport History in East Central Europe: Collaboration, Competition and Question of Belonging in the first half of the Twentieth Century

10:45-12:45, Session 1, Room F1:

Gender studies

Chair: Gertrud Pfister

  • Arnd Kruger, Swantje Scharenberg, Sydne Rome competing with Trimmi - a German biography of Aerobic
  • Martina Gugglberger, Standing on top: Gendered aspects of competition and collaboration in Himalayan mountaineering
  • Anita Sterea, Alexandra Nica, Simona Amânar-Tabără, The perfect ten history in Romanian gymnastics - From Nadia Comaneci to Lavinia Milosovici
  • Grigore Gheorghe, Dan Badea, Ciolcă Sorin, Palade Tudor, The women's route of football-rugby games in Romania


10:45-12:45, Session 2, Room Amphitheatre:

Sport diplomacy

Chair: Fabien Archambault

  • Clément Luy, Cycling in fascist sport diplomacy: the example of the Critérium des Italiens de France
  • Lorenzo Venuti, An unfortunate attempt of sport diplomacy: Romania, Hungary and the Mitropa cup in the late Thirties (1937-1940)
  • André Gounot, Football against Franco. The collaboration between Cuba, Mexico and the Basque Team in the middle of the Spanish Civil War
  • Juan Antonio Simon Sanjurjo, Daniele Serapiglia, Cultural 82. Football and culture at the FIFA World Cup in Spain. A successful example of collaboration?


12:45-13:45 Lunch at the Calise Restaurant


13:45-15:15 Session 3, Room F3:

Sport in communism

Chair: Richard Mills

  • Octavian Țîcu, Dribbling Communism: The history of Nicolae Simatoc from Ripensia to FC Barcelona
  • Ramiro Cabanes Martinez, Perceptions about sports on the two Chinese revolutionary breaks
  • Simona Petracovschi, Anamaria Păutu, Physical education, mass sport and gender during communism as reflected in the Journal of Physical Education and Sport


13:45-15:15 Session 4, Room F1:


Chair: Juliane Lanz

  • Anita Sterea, Konstantinos Georgiadis, Alexandra Nica, Simona Amânar-Tabără, Evangelos Zappa - a personality of the Olympic movement too little known
  • Kamil Potrzuski, Arkadiusz Wlodarczyk, Modern panhellenic games in the Polish press in the second half of the 19th century
  • Oana Rusu, Women's involvement in the Olympic Movement. A socio-historical analysis


15:20-17:20 Session 5, Room Amphitheatre:

Objects of European Sports History

Chair: Daphné Bolz

  • Daphné Bolz, Presentation of the project ‘European history of sport in 100 objects’
  • Jan Luitzen, A Red and Black Dutch Cricket Cap, 1881
  • Juliane Lanz, The Golden Snowman - Winter Sports Badge An object of European Sports
  • Alejandro Viuda-Serrano, Real Madrid 'Chamartin stadium', a communist and socialist arena during the Spanish Civil War
  • Kamil Potrzuski, The representational building of Polish YMCA in Warsaw (1932)
  • Lidia Lesnykh, What do all competitors have in common? Accreditation badges of the first Universiade (Turin, 1959)
  • Richard Mills, The Marshal Tito Cup: Yugoslavia's 'Dearest Trophy'
  • Anke Hilbrenner, The photograph of Erich Vöhringer training on horizontal bar on a Stalin Constitution Truck (1930s)

15:20:17:20 Session 6, Room F1:

Workshop ‘Olympic education through sport history’

Speakers: Konstantinos Georgiadis, Anita Sterea, Simona Amânar-Tabără

17:30-17:45 Oina demonstration with the team of the School 112 Bucharest coordinated by prof. Ioana Nedelcu

18:15-19:30 Guided walking tour of Bucharest with Anita Sterea (Asociația Coolturala Nouă ne Pasă). Starting point: Manuc's Inn (Hanul lui Manuc).


Thursday, 22 September 2022

7:00-8:00 Urban running with Marian Chiriac. Starting point: UNEFS (Route: UNEFS, Military Museum, Ibis Hotel City Center, Cismigiu Park, Izvor Park, House of The Parliament, Orthodox Cathedral, Izvor Park, Opera, Eroilor Park, UNEFS). Distance: 8 km.

8:30-9:00 Coffee break

9:00-11:00 Session 7, Room F3:

Actors of sports history

Chair: Gerald Gems

  • Anita Sterea, Matei Gheboianu, The role of sports champions in political life in post-communist Romania
  • Sylvain Dufraisse, Boris Vinogradov, Becoming an international sports leader: national trajectories of Soviet representatives in international sports organizations
  • Monica Stănescu, Alexandru Virgil Voicu, Pompiliu-Nicolae Constantin, Romanian notabilities in international sports organisations. Sport diplomacy in communist Romania
  • Pascal Charitas, French PES teachers in Africa between colonization and decolonization: from "cooperators" to "developers" of EPS and sport? (1947-1969)

9:00-11:00 Session 8, Room F1:

Competitions and organizations

Chair: André Gounot

  • Eugenia Garcia-Sottile, Debora Godoy-Izquierdo, Iconic and not-so-iconic images of competition and solidarity
  • Doriane Gomet, Sports competitions in captivity. The case of French prisoners of war during the Second World War
  • Valeria Bălan, Luciela Vasile, Ticală Laurențiu Daniel, Ana Maria Mujea, Adrian Rădulescu, History of swimming in numbers and data
  • Doriane Gomet, Yohann Fortune, Jean Nicolas Renaud, Michael Attali, Create to exist. The competitions of the Racing Club de France


11:10-12:40 Session 9, Room F3:

Pre-modern and modern sport

Chair: Jürgen Mittag

  • Laiber Cristian Ștefan, “Bushido” – nationalist and militarist origins of an “invented tradition” with a radical influence on the evolution of the Japanese martial arts
  • Erica Munkwitz, Hold Your Horses: Equestrian Competition, Collaboration, and Innovation in the Late 19th Century
  • Dana Ioana Ion-Mușat, The history and the origins of the "white sport"


11:10-12:40 Session 10, Room F1:

Sports histories overview

Chair: Lidia Lesnykh

  • Lise Cardin, French handball: an ultimate school sport? (1937-1992)
  • Denis Jallat, Au-delà des médailles la camaraderie des régatiers la voile
  • Dumitru Eduard Ștefan, Virgil Tudor, The Evolution of Hip Hop Culture
  • Baptiste Viaud, Sylvain Dufraisse, La lente reconnaissance des sciences médicales dans (par) les institutions internationales du sport d’élite. L'exemple de la FIMS

12:45-13:45 Keynote Presentation, Room Amphitheatre

Mike Huggins, The Complexities of Sporting Competition: A Tentative Overview

13:50-14:00 Group Photo in front of the Marble Hall of UNEFS

14:00-15:00 Lunch at Calise Restaurant

14:30 -15:00 Meeting of the Fellows of CESH, Room Amphitheatre

15:00-16:15 General Assembly of CESH, Room Amphitheatre

16:20-17:50 Session 11, Room F1:

Sport in ancient times

Chair: Florence Carpentier

  • Aikaterini Samara, A moment of competition in Olympia with multiple interpretation
  • Claudia Portillo, Behind the circus gates. Manipulation and control under Roman spectacles
  • Bruno Deltour, De l`absence de sports collectifs dans les Jeux olympiques antique et de leur succès dans le sport moderne


16:20-17:50 Session 12, Room Amphitheatre:

Romanian sports historiography

Chair: Simona Petracovschi

  • Bogdan Popa, Physical education, sport and society in interwar Romania
  • Octavian Țîcu, Nicolae Simatoc, the legend of a Bessarabian footballer from Ripensia to FC Barcelona
  • Valentin Vasile, Among athletes. The Securitate’s actions in the "Sport" issue
  • Stejărel Olaru, Nadia and The Securitate
  • László Péter, Forbidden Football in Ceausescu’s Romania
  • Pompiliu-Nicolae Constantin, The Rapidism: the history of a sports phenomenon


18:00-19:30 Session 13, Room Amphitheatre

Chair: Roxana Bejan, Pompiliu-Nicolae Constantin

Workshop ‘(Hi)stories and memories of competition and collaboration from former athletes’

Speakers: Ana-Maria Popescu, Narcisa Lecușanu, Arnd Kruger, Octavian Țîcu


20:30-23:00 Official Dinner at Calise Restaurant


Friday, 23 September 2022

9:00-9:30 Coffee break

9:30 – 11:30 Session 14, Room F1:

Recent history

Chair: Juan Antonio Simon Sanjurjo

  • Charles Spring, Benefits of wellness interventions. A Case study of Breaking Down Barriers to Martial Arts 2005-present
  • Corina Ciolcă, Pompiliu Nicolae Constantin, Symbolic collaboration between football and religion in Romania after 1989
  • Rahela Jurković, Competition and collaboration in football as experienced by refugees in Southeast Europe, 2019-2020
  • Anna Prikhodko, Sport solidarity and war in Ukraine


10:00-11:30 Session 15, Room F3:

Jewish sport and antisemitism

Chair: Daniele Serapiglia

  • Étienne Pénard, Competition as an escape for Jewish children: the case of children's homes (1939-1950)
  • András-Péter Killyéni, Alexandru-Virgil Voicu, Andrei Zador, The history of the Jewish sports in Cluj between the two world wars
  • Diego Ciobotaru, Episodes of anti-Semitic violence in Romanian stadiums after World War II (1945-1948)


11:35-12:35 Keynote Presentation, Room Amphitheatre:

Fiona Skillen,The   referee   was   generous   enough   to   limit   the   ordeal’:   Some   reflections   on   the development of women’s football in Scotland, 1880-1939.

12:35-13:30 Lunch at Calise Restaurant

13:30 – 15:00 Session 16, Room F1:

The interwar period

Chair: Daphné Bolz

  • Vasile-Teodor Burnar, Vlad I. Roșca, Revealing the Rapid-Ripensia football rivalry in interwar Romania
  • Michael John, Competition, Spectacle, Propaganda and Subversion. The Function of Sport during National Socialist Rule in Austria
  • Erminio Fonzo, The Two Sporting Systems of Fascist Italy: a Competitive Collaboration


13:30-15:00 Session 17, Room F3:

Sport diplomacy

Chair: Florence Carpentier

  • Bogdan Popa, Impromptu Sports Diplomacy. Romania at the 1919 Inter-Allied Games in Paris
  • Charles Little, Southeast Asia and GANEFO: Exploring the Regional Dimensions of a Global Event
  • Elizaveta Zhuk, Co-hosting of sports events as a form of international collaboration: a historical perspective


15:10-16:40 Session 18, Room Amphitheatre:

Workshop ‘Sports historiography perspectives’

Speakers: Daphné Bolz, Erica Munkwitz, Fiona Skillen, Alejandro Viuda Serrano, Arnd Kruger, Mike Huggins, Richard Mills, Bogdan Popa, Gerald Gems.


16:45-17:15 Conclusion of the CESH Congress 2022