• Current Research Activities

     

    History of the German Sports Medicine


    Description

    The aim of the project is to write a History of the Sports Medicine in Germany which is evidence based, comprehensive and historically critical. One main focus lies within the role of sports medicine in dopin and anti-doping. However, this only includes a small part of the genesis of sports medical research and practical application. Thus, the study furthermore investigates whether and to what extent physicians viewed movement, play and sports as means to establish health and wellbeing as well as to prevent or cure diseases and maintain health. 


    Duration at the WWU 03/2015 - 08/2017
    Project status current
    Funding
    Federal Institute of Sport Science - Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft (BISp)
    Type of funding External funds
    Type of grant Contribution


    Historical Revision of Soccer in the GDR: History of Culture and Daily Life


    Description



    Project duration since 06/2014
    Project status current
    Funding
    German Football Association - Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB)
    Type of funding External funds
    Type of grant Contribution
    Assessment reviewed



    Commitment Culture in Countries of Origin


    Description


    The project aims at studying the structures and cultures of the voluntary commitment within the nine most important countries of origin of people living in Germany with a migrant background. The results shall be utilized for promoting the voluntary commitment of these people to engage in the German sport. Searched for are similarities and discrepancies of the voluntary commitment in the countries of origin compared with the voluntary commitment in the German sport. In the form of a literature analysis, relevant literature in German, English and the language of the country are going to be examined.


    Project duration since 02/2011
    Funding
    Other funders
    Keywords Migration, Integration, volunteering


    Motivation 60+


    Description


    The project addresses from a technological viewpoint the linkage of innovative sensors with professional telemedical and webbased platforms as well as the development of motivation enhancing approaches regarding movement through innovative training programmes. From a health economic perspective Motivation 60+ will contribute to increase the awareness of prevention again and make it a priority for all individuals and involved actors in the health care sector. Thus, the development of innovative and market-consistent business models will play an essential role.


    Project duration since 03/2010
    Project status current
    Web address http://www.motivotion.org
    Funding
    Economy
    Type of funding External funds
    Type of grant Contract research
    Assessment reviewed
    Keywords Sports Science - Sportwissenschaft


    External cooperation partners


    • Institute for Technology Karlsruhe
    • Technical University Darmstadt


  • Conducted Research

    Sport - A Textbook for Sports Studies

    Project duration: 2010 - 2013

    Funding: "Springer Spektrum" Publisher 

    The creation of the textbook involved over 49 authors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

    This textbook provides all substantial topics and contents needed for a successful completion of Sports Studies. You will experience the current findings about the multiple facets of modern sports: From sport in schools and physical education over leisure, mass, fitness and health sport as far as competition and high-performance sport. Sports scientists, medical practitioners, social scientists and pedagogues explain current theories and practices of sports in particular for your Sport Studies.

    The textbook Sport concentrates on the contents of the new Bachelor's degrees. Furthermore, it offers key foundations for the different Master's programmes, professional and continuous training for physical educators and sport experts in various occupational fields as well as for the intensive course sport.



    Doping in Germany from 1950 to date from a historic-sociological perspective in context of ethnical legitimation

    Project duration 07/2009 - 03/2013
    Project status concluded
    Funding
    Federal government (except BMBF)
    Funding code IIA1-081903A/09-12
    Type of funding External funds
    Type of grant Donation
    Assessment reviewed
    Keywords Sport history, sport sociology


    The Olympic Village of 1936. Planning, Construction and Usage.

    Project duration 01/2009 - 12/2012
    Project status concluded
    Funding
    DKB Stiftung für gesellschaftliches Engagement (foundation for social commitment)
    Type of funding External funds
    Type of grant Donation
    Keywords Olympiad 1936, Olympic Games, Olympic Village, Berlin, Döberitz.

    Doping and Anti-Doping in the Olympic Movement

    Project duration 01/2011 - 06/2012
    Project status concluded
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Doping, Anti-Doping

    Olympic Sport and Olympic Education


    Description


    Questions and issues of the Olympic sport and the Olympic education are part of the basic topics of the Department of Sport Pedagogy and Sport History (Prof. Krüger). Specific projects were a lecture series on the occasion of the Olympic Games of Sydney (2000), Athens (2004) as well as Beijing 2008. In 2012 guest lectures and excursions were conducted. As part of this project multiple students were able to participate at the information and exchange programmes of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as well as at the German (Olympic) Sports Federation. 2004 a group of students of the Institute participated at a programme of the International Olympic Academy in Olympia and visited the Olympic Games in Athens. Due to the project various scientific works emerged about the Olympic history, philosophy and education, i.a.:

    Krüger, M. (2001). Olympische Spiele. Bilanz und Perspektiven im 21. Jahrhundert. Münster: LIT.
    Krüger, M. & Langenfeld, H. (Hrsg.) (2007). Olympische Spiele und Turngeschichte. Hamburg: Czwalina.


    Project duration 01/2000 - 01/2012
    Project status concluded
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Sport history

    Historical Analysis of the Ethical Foundations of the IOC Anti-Doping Fight

    Project duration 01/2011 - 12/2011
    Project status concluded
    Funding Capital
    Assessment reviewed
    Keywords Doping, Anti-Doping, International Olympic Committee

    The Olympic Games of 1936 in Amateur Films
    Project duration 08/2010 - 08/2011
    Project status concluded
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Olympiad 1936, Olympic Games, Berlin, Amateur Films.


    The Olympic Games 1936 in the NS Broadcasting. A Broadcasting Documentation

    Project duration 08/2010 - 06/2011
    Project status concluded
    Web address http://1936.dra.de/
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Olympic Games 1936, Berlin, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Broadcasting, Radio


    External cooperation partners of the WWU

    • Stiftung Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (the German National Broadcasting Archives)

    Women in a Male Domain of Sports: The Example of Women's Ski Jumping

    Description


    Ski jumping is an example for the changes of the gender mainstreaming in sports: from male sports to sports for both sexes. Dr. Annette Hofmann dealt with this question of the international sports development since the mid- 2000s.

    • Hofmann, A. (2012). The “Floating Baroness” and the “Queen of the Skis” – Two Women Ski Jumpers in the Early 20th Century. International Journal for the History of Sport. 
    • Vertinsky, P., Jette, S. & Hofmann, A. (2009). ´Skierinas´ in the Olympics: Gender Politics at the Local, National and International Level over the Challenge of Women´s Ski Jumping. Olympika XVIII, 25-56.
    • Hofmann, A. (2009). Left Out in the Cold”? Women´s Struggle for a Breakthrough in Ski Jumping. In Allen, J. (ed). The Spirit of Skiing. Papers from the 2009 International Ski History Congress, Mammoth, California. (S. 143-155). International Skiing History Association: Skiing Heritage.

    Project duration 01/2004 - 01/2010
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Sport history

    Research Project about the Life and Work of Carl Diem

    Project duration 07/2004 - 12/2008
    Funding
    Donation
    Type of funding External funds
    Type of grant Donation/Sponsoring
    Keywords Carl Diem, Sport history

    The Role of Movement and Sports in diseased Women's Life Situation

    Description


    This project, pursued from Dr. Annette Hofmann, represents a research focus in which she interviewed and examined women with cancer and cardiac diseases with regard to their sports commitment both before and after their illness. I.a. the subsequent papers resulted from the project and have been submitted: 

    Hofmann, A. (2012). From the Outsider to the Insider Perspective: Bodyness and Physical Activity in the Lives of Breast Cancer Survivors and Female Heart Patients. East Asian Sport Thoughts. 

    Hofmann, A. (2012). Sport und Bewegung bei Brustkrebs: Ergebnisse einer qualitativen Untersuchung und (sport)pädagogische Forderungen. Bewegungstherapie und Gesundheitssport.


    Project duration 01/2002 - 01/2007
    Project status concluded
    Type of funding Capital
    Keywords Sport pedagogy

    Doping in Sports for Disabled - Fiction or Fact?
    Project duration 01/2005 - 12/2006
    Project status concluded
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Doping in Sports for People with Disabilities



    Text- and Workbook Sport Pedagogy

    Description


    The Text- and Workbook Sport Pedagogy is the result of a project to enhance the development of teaching in a sports-pedagogical study. The aim was to compose and process suitable literature and material to create reading material that would find application in sport-pedagogical seminars at didactical course programmes of higher education.

    Krüger, Michael (2007): Sportpädagogik. Ein Text- und Arbeitsbuch. Unter Mitarbeit von Clemens Hilsmann, Kai Reinhart und Thelen Silvan. Wiebelsheim: Limpert Verl.


    Project duration 01/2003 - 01/2006
    Project status concluded
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Sport Pedagogy

    Physical Education in America

    Description


    This project examining Phyiscal Education in America was conducted by Dr. Annette Hofmann and its purpose was i.a.  to outline the American sports and education systems for students, to motivate them to study abroad in the US and to give suggestions for reformations of the physical education system in Germany. Various publications resulted from the project, which i.a. were bundled in a 2012 published anthology.

    Dr. Hofmann started the project as a research assistant at the Institute of Sports Sciences in Münster. She continued the project after her nomination as a Professor at the PH Ludwigsburg.

    • Goorman, D. & Hofmann, A. (2012). Body, Mind and Spirit: Das YMCA als führender amerikanischer Breitensportanbieter. In Hofmann, A. (Hrsg). Einblicke in den amerikanischen Sport. Münster: Waxmann.
    • McCullick, B., Hofmann, A. & Huber, I. (2012). Die Rolle des amerikanischen Schulsports. In Hofmann, A. (Hrsg). Einblicke in den amerikanischen Sport. Münster: Waxmann.

    Project duration 01/2003 - 01/2006
    Project status concluded
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Sport pedagogy

    Theological Matters of the Olympism


    Description


    Questions concerning the Olympism are a focal point at the Department of Sport Pedagogy and Sport History at the Institute of Sport Sciences. Clemens Hilsmann who earns a diploma in theology dealt in particular with the theological implications and dimensions of the Olympic movement and the Olympic idea.

    Publications that emerged from the project about Olympism, i.a.:
    Krüger, M. (2001) (Hrsg.). Olympische Spiele. Bilanz und Perspektiven im 21. Jahrhundert. Münster: LIT.

    Krüger, M. (2004). Olympische Spiele und olympische Erziehung. In: NOK (Hrsg.): Olympische Erziehung. Eine Herausforderung an Sportpädagogik und Schulsport. Sankt Augustin: Richartz 2004 (S.53-82).
    Krüger, M. (2003) (Hrsg.). Menschenbilder im port. Hofmann: Schorndorf.


    Project duration 01/2002 - 01/2005
    Project status concluded
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Sport history

    Physical Culture and Sport in the GDR 


    Description


    This project was about researching the informal sports scene in the GDR. From the project emerged the dissertation of Kai Reinhart, which was funded with a scholarship from the "Cusanus-Werk". Moreover, the in the "Campus-Journal" published dissertation (2010) earned the science award of the German Olympic Sports Confederation 2008/09.


    Reinhart, Kai (2010): "Wir wollten einfach unser Ding machen". DDR-Sportler zwischen Fremdbestimmung und Selbstverwirklichung. Münster, Univ., Diss., 2007. Frankfurt a. M., New York: Campus-Verl. (Campus Forschung, 945).


    Project duration since 11/2004
    Project status concluded
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Sport history, Sport Sciences

    Biography and Sport History


    Description


    The project served as a preparation for a project addressing the Life and Work of Carl Diems. The results were published in a special issue of the journal for historic biography research (BIOS), [2005, 18(2)].


    Project duration 01/2003 - 01/2004
    Project status concluded
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Sport history

    Sport with Special Groups: Chronically Diseased Children in Physical Education and Club Sports


    Description


    Following a longstanding collaboration with Prof. Dr. Boos from the paediatric oncology of the WWU Münster, several seminars and projects developed addressing the integration and inclusion of chronically diseased children in schools and sport clubs:

    Hofmann, A. & Tietjens, M. (2010). Bewegung, Spiel und Sport in der Rehabilitation und Reintegration krebskranker Kinder und Jugendlicher: Ein Situationsbericht. In Bewegungstherapie und Gesundheitssport 1. (26), 1-6. 
    Hofmann, A., Schelleckes, J. & Becker, C. (2009). Integration of Students with a Chronic Disease in Physical Education. International Journal for Physical Education, 23-29. 
    Tiemann, H. & Hofmann, A. (2010). Vom Sportförderunterricht zum Sportunterricht in inklusiven Settings. In Lange. H. & Sinning, S. (Hrsg.). Handbuch Methoden im Sport. (106-116). Balingen: Spitta Verlag.


    Project duration 01/2003 - 01/2004
    Project status concluded
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Sport pedagogy

    Anthropological Aspects of Sport Pedagogy: Views of Humanity in Sports


    Description


    This project about the Anthropological Aspects in Sport Pedagogy with the focus on Views of Humanity in Sports represents a section of the sustainable, long-lasting thematic fields of the Department of Sport Pedagogy and Sport History (Prof. Krüger).

    Result of this project was i.a. an anthology of the topic Views of Humanity in Sports:

    Krüger, M. (2003). Menschenbilder im Sport. Hofmann: Schorndorf.


    Project duration 01/2001 - 01/2003
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Sport pedagogy

    The Doping History of Cycling

    Description


    This project funded by the Federal Sports Research Institute addressed the Doping History of Cycling  and was conducted by Dr. Rüdiger Rabenstein, who passed away 2004. Foundation of the project was an analysis of representative cycling journals since the beginning of cycling towards the end of the 19th century.  

    Krüger, Michael: Zur Geschichte des Dopings im Radsport. Ein vom Bundesinstitut für Sportwissenschaft gefördertes Projekt in den Jahren 2001 und 2002.

    Project direction: Prof. Dr. M. Krüger
    Project conduction: Dr. Rüdiger Rabenstein

    Krüger, Michael (2006): Doping im Radsport - zivilisationstheoretische Anmerkung zu einer langen Geschichte. In: Sport und Gesellschaft., Jg. 3, H. 3, S. 324-352.


    Project duration 01/2001 - 01/2002
    Project status concluded
    Funding Capital
    Keywords Sport history

  • Doctorates

     Supervised PhDs with Dissertations at the WWU Münster:

    Reinold, Marcel

    Doping erschaffen. Eine Geschichte der Anti-Doping-Politik

    2015

    Reimann, Herkules

    Zur Geschichte des Sports in der Bundeswehr

    2015

    Hepp Michael

    Genese und Genealogie westeurasischer Kettentänze

    2015

    Hübner, Emanuel

    Planung, Bau und Nutzung des Olympischen Dorfes von 1936 (Wissenschaftspreis des DOSB 2014)

    2014

    Reinhart, Kai

    Herrschaft und Widerständigkeit im DDR-Sport. Eine Analyse des staatlichen und informellen Sports vor dem Hintergrund der Theorie Michel Foucaults (Träger der Carl Diem-Plakette/ Wissenschaftspreis des DOSB 2008)

    2007

    Barboza, Uta

    Repräsentative und symbolische Zeichen des klassischen Tanzes in Indien und in Europa: Eine interkulturelle, vergleichende Analyse des indischen bharatanatyam und des französischen Balletts

    2006

     

    Supervised Doctorates at external Universities:

    Heck, Sandra

    Von spielenden Soldaten und kämpfenden Athleten: die Genese des Modernen Fünfkampfs (Diss. Uni Bochum)

    2012

    Hofmann, Annette

    Aufstieg und Niedergang des deutschen Turnens in den USA (Diss Uni Tübingen)

    2000

     

  • Post-Doctoral Degrees (Habilitation)

    Prof. Dr. Detlef Kuhlmann (2001)

    PD Dr. Bernd Schulze (2004)