Gertrud Ursula Pfister

Title:  Professor  Emeritus

Company:  Institute für Sportwissenschaft, University of Berlin

Location:  Denmark


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who (1997, 2000, 2002-2004)
  • Award, European Working Group of Women and Sport (2009)
  • Honorary Doctorate, Sport University, Budapest (2007)
  • Darlene Kluka Award of the Women’s Sport Foundation (2006)
  • Award for Scientific Excellence in Sport History, ISHPES (2005)
  • Howell and Howell Distinguished Lecturer Award, NASSH (2002)
  • Bundesverdienstkreuz (One of the Highest Awards of the Federal Republic of Germany) (2000)
  • Keynote Speaker, XIIth IAPESGW Congress, Melbourne, Australia (1993)
  • Keynote Speaker, Congress of the South-East Asian Society for Sport History, Taipei, Taiwan (1996)
  • Keynote Speaker, Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Manchester, UK (1998)
  • Keynote Speaker, IAPESGW Congress, Smith College, USA (1999)
  • Keynote Speaker, “Pre-Olympic Congress,” Brisbane, Australia (2000)
  • Keynote Speaker, “Cara a Cara: Deporte en Igualdad de Condiciones,” San Juan, Puerto Rico (2003)
  • Keynote Speaker, ISHPES Congress, September, Cologne (2005)
  • Keynote Speaker, “Thinking through the Games: Legacies, Communities and Inclusion,” University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2006)
  • Keynote Speaker, “Globalization & Sport in Developing Countries,” Shenyang Normal University, China (2006)
  • Keynote Speaker, Special Sports Culture Lecture Series, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei (2007)
  • Keynote Speaker, “A Whole New Ball Game,” German Historical Institute, Washington, USA (2008)
  • Keynote Speaker, “Muslim Women and Sport,” Sultan Qaboos University, Oman (2008)
  • Keynote Speaker, 16th Biennial Conference of ISCPES, Macau (2008)
  • Keynote Speaker, “Qualitative Methods,” Roehampton College, London, UK (2009)
  • Keynote Speaker, 1st International Conference for the Sociology of Sport, Taiwan (2009)
  • Keynote Speaker, “Olympic Movement in the New World Order,” Ankara, Turkey (2009)
  • Keynote Speaker, Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Sciences, Antalya, Turkey (2010)
  • Keynote Speaker, “Women and Sport,” Congress of the European Working Group, London, UK (2011)


  • Post-Doctoral Thesis (Habilitation), Ruhr-University Bochum
  • PhD in Social Sciences, Ruhr-University, Bochum
  • PhD in History, University of Regensburg
  • Staatsexamen (Master) Physical Education, Latin and History, Ludwigs-Maximilian-Universität, Munich

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