Sport History
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Name Room Phone E-Mail Consultation hours Position
Prof. Dr. Andreas Luh SW 2.003 +49 (0)234 3227490 Thu., 11.30-12.30 Scientific Director

Fields of Research:

History though does not exist as a given past but arises permanently new in the head of human beings. By reappraising their past individuals and human groups develop and change their identity. Sport history as a partial discipline of sport science aims at analyzing the sporting past by following socially relevant questions with the help of methodic instruments of historical science in order to increase and objectify the historical gain of knowledge.

THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL BACKGROUND OF SPORT HISTORY
What is and what means history? What is the benefit of the hermeneutic approach of historical science?

THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF SPORTS; ESPECIALLY OF SOCCER AND TENNIS
What are the origins of modern sports and modern sports culture in Germany? What is the meaning of soccer for the changing social identity of the Ruhr region?

COMPANY SPORT AND CORPORATE SPORTS PROGRAMMES FROM THE GERMAN EMPIRE TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
The development of private and public company sport from the German Empire to the Federal Republic of Germany.

HISTORY, SPORT, HEALTH AND AGE(ING)
Sport and health, respectively sport and aging in the history of mankind.