A professor of Modern History and a researcher, Paul Dietschy graduated from l’École normale supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud in 1985, and earned his agrégation in 1989. He completed his doctorate in Modern History in 1997, followed by an HDR in 2010. His research takes a crosscutting approach to the political and cultural history of football in the twentieth century. He currently manages the centre Lucien Febvre at l’université de Franche-Comté.