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The Pierre Arnaud Award


On the occasion of the 17th International Conference in Sports History, the French Society of Sports History (SFHS) will reward the work of a young scientist with the Pierre Arnaud Award (see terms of participation below).

This award was started in 2008 and is usually presented in honor of Pierre Arnaud, the historian who created the International Conference in Sports History.
The 2016 Award is accompanied by a prize of €300 and will be presented to the laureate during the Gala Dinner, on the evening of Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

Terms of participation

PhD students or young doctors (who passed their PhD within the past two years) (no age limit) can compete. We accept two-author-contributions.


Editorial requirements

The contributions must meet the deadline for submission and their content has to meet the scientific requirements: they must be part of the History field and fit to the scientific theme of this 17th Conference.

Consult the thematic guidelines (French)

See the abstract submission process and requirements


Criteria and selection process

One month before the meeting  starts, the submitted contributions will be reviewed by the board members of the SFHS. The reviewing process will include a two blind readings which will take into account the usual scientific criteria and will also analyse the methodology used by the authors, the corpus of the study and look for the demonstration of a rigorous undertaking of research.

Novelty will be particularly appreciated in the choice of the selected text(s).
The SFHS will only attribute the prize if the level of the proposed articles is considered satisfactory.


The Award

The winner will be rewarded a cheque of €300 and his/her article will be published in the journal of “Sciences Sociales et Sport” (after modifications in order to meet the editorial requirements of the journal).
If the article is signed by two authors, each will receive €150.

The award winner’s name(s) will be reveled on the evening of Tuesday 25th, October 2016, at the Gala Diner.

See all the abstract submission process and requirements details