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Call for Presentations – The Nordic–Baltic Sports History Congress 2023 in Jyväskylä in Finland and on Zoom


The Finnish Society for Sports History and the Department of History and Ethnology of the University of Jyväskylä jointly organize Nordic–Baltic Sports History Congress in the University of Jyväskylä, in Finland, 8th–9th of December 2023. The Congress will be arranged in hybrid form, so it will be possible to attend the Congress face-to-face manner or remotely by Zoom.

We invite researchers and scholars to the congress to discuss and analyze the many perspectives of the history of Sports. The thematic is free and we happily receive presentation offers. It is also possible to participate as audience.

The congress language is English. The speeches are expected to be twenty minutes, and ten minutes are reserved for public discussion.

We ask all, who are interested in the congress, to send the abstracts of their presentation (one A4 page) to Association Professor (Docent) Heikki Roiko-Jokela (heikki.roiko-jokela(at) or Congress Secretary Tapio Roiko-Jokela (tapio.h.roiko-jokela(at) by the 29th of September 2023. At the same time, please indicate whether you are participating in the congress on site or remotely.

More specific information, for instance related on schedules, will be added on the webpage of the Finnish Society for Sports History ( during the late summer and early autumn 2023.