Thursday, March 31, 2005

CONFERENCE: Researching the Moving Body [Grad]

Researching the Moving Body
A Multi-Disciplinary Conference in Kinesiology, Physical Education, and

Call for Papers - (also at

The students in the Graduate Department of Exercise Sciences at the
University of Toronto are pleased to announce a two-day graduate student
conference. The conference will be held in Toronto on the weekend of May 14
and 15, 2005. This event is being hosted by the Faculty of Physical
Education and Health at the University of Toronto, organized and run by
graduate students.

Researching the Moving Body is designed to bring together graduate students
to share their research in a positive environment and to engage with other
students and ideas from across the many disciplines that comprise studies in
physical activity. The “moving body” is broadly defined as human movement,
the spaces and places where that occurs, and the technologies that accompany
it. Students are encouraged to see this conference as an opportunity to
present research “in progress”, use this event as a chance to test out some
ideas for a thesis or dissertation proposal, make a dry run of a future
conference presentation, or present original research.

You are encouraged to submit proposals for either individual presentations
or session topics. Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words (and include
the paper/session title, and presenter’s name and affiliation). Deadline for
the submission of abstracts is 15 April 2005. Papers are encouraged from
(but not limited to) the following areas:

Cultural studies
Philosophy and ethics
Education and curriculum studies
Public health
Exercise physiology
Sexual diversity studies
Somatic studies
Sport administration and management
Sport psychology
Motor learning
Women’s and gender studies

Submit abstracts and any questions to:

For more information and on-line registration, visit:

Monday, March 28, 2005

JOB: Lecturer B in Sports Studies, Education and Coaching

University of Bath
Department of Education and Department of Sports Development and Recreation
Lecturer B in Sports Studies, Education and Coaching

Applicants for this post would be expected to have a background in the qualitative social sciences of sport with specific research interests within or across the following areas: coach education/physical education; sport psychology; sport sociology.

This post has been created through the University’s recently announced strategy for investment. It is part of a collaborative venture between the Department of Education and the Department of Sports Development and Recreation that aims to establish a ground-breaking programme of research across sport, education and coaching.

The Department has excellent external assessments for research and teaching (RAE Grade 5; QAA 23/24). Applicants should be capable of contributing strongly to future RAE submissions and of supervising research dissertations, preferably to doctoral level.

Salary in the range: Lecturer B *****************

For an informal discussion of this post, please contact Sue Oakley (01225) 386725, in the first instance.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Personnel Department, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, (tel 01225 386873; fax 01225 386559; email or email or phone the 24 hour answer-phone service on Bath (01225) 386924, textphone (01225) 396039, quoting appropriate reference.

Closing date for applications: 28th April 2005.
An Equal Opportunities

Academic Brain Trust, May 12, St. Louis

Please distribute widely to Scholars in Law, Communications and Media Studies, Information Studies, Political Science, Sociology, History, American Studies, and more….

Free Press and the Illinois Initiative for Media Policy Research (IIMPR) are hosting the kick-off meeting of the


Kick-Off Brainstorming Session
Thursday, May 12, 2005
4-7 PM
Millennium Hotel
St. Louis, Missouri

Session Held in Advance of the
2nd National Conference for Media Reform (May 13-15)

Featuring FCC members: Michael Copps, Jonathan Adelstein
Members of Congress: Diane Watson, Bernie Sanders
Also: Jim Hightower, Amy Goodman, Naomi Klein, Al Franken, Juan Gonzalez, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Janine Jackson, Laura Flanders
Hundreds of journalists, artists and independent media producers
And: More media activists than you can shake a stick at

For details:


Collectively, academic researchers and scholars across many disciplines comprise a grossly underutilized wealth of experience and knowledge that is desperately needed right now in policy fights across the country and across the globe. As public interest advocates and activists wage lonely, under-funded campaigns around public broadcasting, media ownership, Internet access, global media policy, copyright, commercialism, and other important issues, there has been a noticeable lack of input from the considerable talent in the field of communication and media studies. It is a weak spot for those committed to improving the media system, and it is a weak spot for the academic community as a whole.

The time to engage the larger scholarly community is now. A number of crucial policy debates over the next few years will define our media system for a generation, and have tremendous effect upon our democratic culture. As scholars and researchers, it is our responsibility to personally engage with these debates and to assist citizen participation in deliberations on media policies that are critical to the health of our democracy. To encourage civic engagement around these issues, it is imperative that we jumpstart media scholarship in the public interest, and work to link our best research and our research skills with the public.

The Academic Brain Trust is open to scholars from all fields employing all possible methodologies. It is open to faculty and grad students. It assumes no particular political views, only a belief that the crucial media policies that shape our media system should be the result of widespread informed public participation, and that scholars have an important role in the process. Although Free Press and IIMPR are hosting the kick-off session, the future of the Academic Brain Trust will be determined by those who participate and take leadership of this important opportunity.


For more information on the KICK-OFF BRAINSTORMING SESSION of the ACADEMIC BRAIN TRUST visit our website:

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Graduate students and junior faculty, particularly women and persons from communities of color in the U.S., are encouraged to apply for a limited number of travel grants that may be available, depending on the timely receipt of applications, to attend the kick-off session of the Academic Brain Trust and the 2nd National Conference for Media Reform.

(These travel grants are different from the scholarships Free Press is providing to the 2nd National Conference for Media Reform. The deadline for applying for Free Press scholarships was March 15, 2005. The Academic Brain Trust travel grants are specifically for graduate students and junior faculty. People are permitted to apply for both, but can only accept one.)

The deadline to qualify for these travel grants is Monday April 4 by 6PM eastern time. Click here to learn more and apply:

Friday, March 25, 2005

CONFERENCE: (Trans)Forming Bodies [Grad]

(Trans)Forming Bodies
One Day Postgraduate Study Day
School of American and Canadian Studies
The University of Nottingham, UK
5th August 2005.

This one-day, interdisciplinary conference aims to explore both the formation (construction) and transformation (deconstruction, reconstruction, reproduction) of human bodies as represented in a variety of discourses.

The body has historically been perceived as a site upon which the "truth" of one's identity (race, sex, age) is inscribed. With this in mind, we are seeking proposals for 15-minute papers that interrogate the body's apparent immutability and/or consider the (im)possibility of transcending the material body through transformation.

We strongly encourage proposals in a variety of disciplines, including literature, film, visual arts, history, sociology and new media.

Suggested areas for discussion are, but not limited to:

Authenticity and Cultural Authority
Masquerade, Passing and Disguise
Bodily Mutations / Body Imaging
Gendered and Raced Bodies
Bodily Classifications
Adolescent Bodies
The Body-as-Text
The Body in Religious Discourse
National Bodies / Civic Bodies
The Body in Historical Discourse
Slave Bodies / The Body and Economics
The Body in Visual Culture
Virtual Bodies, Cyber Bodies, the Body and Technology
Bodies in Motion, Travelling Bodies and Tourism

The conference fee will be £15, including break-time refreshments and lunch.

Please send proposals of up to 300 words with institutional affiliation to the conference organises by the 25th of April 2005.

Sinead Moynihan/Joanne Hall


Sinead Moynihan/Joanne Hall
(Trans)Forming Bodies
Department of American Studies
University of Nottingham
University Park
NG7 2RD.

CFP: Baseball and Humor

The original CFP for this collection had the wrong word count for submissions. The corrected CFP follows:

Shelves and shelves have been filled with scholarly attention to baseball in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.; likewise, shelves and shelves have been devoted to the study of humor (in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.). Yet, surprisingly little has been said about the relationship between the two.

Proposed is a collection of new essays on the relationship between humor and baseball (in American history, culture, literature, politics, etc.). Topics might include, but certainly are not limited to:

baseball folklore and oral histories
baseball films, novels, poetry, etc.
baseball business and politics
baseball memoirs, exposes, etc.
funny moments in baseball games, blooper reels, etc.
baseball mascots and comic figures/characters/logos
baseball insider culture (razzing, pranks, dugout and on-field antics, etc.)

Any essay on the intersections of baseball and humor will be considered, and ideally the collection will be comprised of nine essays, total (of course!).

The working title for the collection is "'There's no crying in baseball!': Essays on Humor and America's Game".

Detailed abstracts (350-500 words) or completed essays (5,000-10,000 words) due August 15, 2005. Questions and submissions via email (MSWord doc) to Jason Steed at .

Note: A major press has already expressed interest in this project.

CONFERENCE: International Association for the Philosophy of Sport 2005

Jan Boxill, President
The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 2005 IAPS meeting. The conference will be held at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic on September 15-18, 2005.

Abstracts are welcome on any area of philosophy of sport, including metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics and ethics, and from any theoretical approach, including analytic philosophy and critical theory. In addition to abstracts for papers, proposals for round table and panel discussions, including a tentative list of participants, are also welcome and should follow the same format as paper abstracts.

Abstracts should be 300-500 words long and must be received by April 1, 2005. The preferred mode of submission is by e-mail. Please send your abstract as an attachment, preferably in Word. Contributors who do not have access to e-mail should feel free to send a hard copy instead.

Please submit e-mail copies of abstracts to the Conference Chair at:

Please send hard copies (only if e-mail is not available) to:

Danny Rosenberg
Department of Physical Education and Kinesiology
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario

FAX: +905-688-8364

Abstracts will be reviewed by a Program Committee of three peers in IAPS. Contributors will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of their abstracts by May 15, 2005.

Additional information and details about the 2005 IAPS conference may be found at:

CONFERENCE: Sport and Religion: An Inquiry into Cultural Values

The Conference
In June 2004 scholars, coaches, and theologians from the United States and Europe gathered for two stimulating days to discuss the many intersections of the powerful forces of sport and religion in our culture. In October of 2005 we will meet again to continue the conversation, search for new insights and reflect on how sport and religion interact in our lives. The second international conference will examine the tensions between religion and sport, the ethics and values manifested in sport, and historical influences of religious traditions on sport.

Featured Speakers
Martin Marty, University of Chicago
Robert J. (Jack) Higgs, East Tennesee State University
Joseph L. Price, Whittier College
Christopher M. Thomforde, St. Olaf College

Call for Papers
Abstracts are now being accepted.

Papers will be 30 minutes in length with additional time for commentary and questions.

Abstract submissions:

* 300 words or less
* Include author(s) name and institution
* Postal address
* Email address
* Formate in MS Word or .RTF
* Submit to:
* Submissions are now being accepted

Authors will be contacted in a timely manner.

SYMPOSIUM: Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Sport

Colby-Sawyer College presents…
Athletics & Exercise and Sport Sciences Symposium
April 4, 2005
Wheeler Hall – Ware Campus Center
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Drug Prevention and Health Promotion for Adolescent Athletes: The ATLAS and ATHENA Programs
Esther Moe, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Esther Moe is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Health Promotion & Sports Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Oregon Health & Sciences University. She taught physical education, health education, and coached at the high school and college levels prior to her work in health promotion research. She has worked on adolescent drug prevention research for more than 10 years. She was the project coordinator on the Adolescents Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids program, an award winning drug use prevention program for young male athletes. She is also a co-investigator and project coordinator on the Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise and Nutrition Alternatives project which seeks to implement and evaluate a drug use/disordered eating prevention and health promotion program for young women athletes. She is a co-investigator for the Promoting Healthy Lifestyles: Alternative Model’s Effects study.

Fair Is Fair, Or Is It?: The Drug Wars In Sport
William J. Morgan, Ph.D.

Dr. William Morgan is a professor in social and cultural foundations at The Ohio State University. He specializes in philosophy of sport, social and political philosophy, critical social theory, and philosophy of education. His areas of research deal with ethics in popular cultural settings like sports. He is currently working on a book that is tentatively titled, “The Moral Cachet of Sport: A Narrative of Declension and Hope.” He has done research in critical social theory, and is beginning some work in moral education and the social and political settings of American schools. Dr. Morgan is the co-editor of two textbooks (that are used at Colby-Sawyer): Ethics in Sport and Philosophic Inquiry in Sport.

Catching the Bad Guys: They Can Run But They Can No Longer Hide
Richard Pound, O.C., O.Q., Q.C., F.C.A.

As a driving force to ensure clean competition, Mr. Pound was instrumental in establishing the World Anti-Doping Agency and has served as its chair since its creation in 1999. A lawyer by profession, Mr. Pound's involvement in sport has been extensive. As an accomplished athlete, he competed for Canada in the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Among his many administrative posts in the sport arena since his competitive days, Mr. Pound served as the president of the Canadian Olympic Committee between 1977 to 1982 and subsequently was elected to the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) between 1983-2000. He was first elected vice president of the IOC in 1987. Mr. Pound's work as the top negotiator for the IOC on television rights and sponsorship helped to usher in a period of prosperity for the organization.


8:30 a.m. Registration at Wheeler Hall, Ware Campus Center
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Address
          Dr. Judith Muyskens, academic vice president and dean of faculty
9:15 a.m. Drug Prevention and Health Promotion for Adolescent Athletes: The
          ATLAS and ATHENA Programs
          Dr. Esther Moe
10:45 a.m. Fair Is Fair, Or Is It?
          Dr. William J. Morgan
12:00 p.m. Buffet Luncheon
1:15 p.m. Catching the Bad Guys: They Can Run But They Can No Longer Hide
          Mr. Richard Pound
2:30 p.m. Symposium Evaluation and Send-Off

Please complete registration form (not included here) and enclose the following:

Lectures: Free Lunch: $15.00 professional $10.00 student & senior citizen

and return by March 28, 2005 to:

Ms. Terri Hermann, Administrative Assistant
Colby-Sawyer College
541 Main Street
New London, NH 03257

Fax: (603) 526-3872

Please make checks payable to
Colby-Sawyer College

CONFERENCE: Governance In Sport: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

For the 4th time, the world communication conference Play the Game invites media professionals, academic researchers, organisation leaders and other representatives of sport to take part in unrestricted debates on decisive issues for world sport. In Copenhagen from 6th to 10th of November, Play the Game will focus on various dimensions of GOVERNANCE IN SPORT: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY.

We are pleased to invite you to submit a paper proposal with relevance for this general headline or one of these related main themes:

- Crime & Corruption in Sport: A Strategy for Change
- United Nations Year of Sport 2005: Do Nations Care?
- Anti-Doping: Ethical Principles vs. Rules of Law
- Testing WADA: Can Progress Continue?
- 2008: When the World Comes to China and China to the World
- Mega-Events: Billion Dollar Parties or Springboards for Development?
- Gambling Revenues: Bookmakers at Odds with Sports Organisations
- Third World Muscle Drain: Sporting Success or Modern Slave Trade?
- The Media: Part of the Fan Crowd or Watchdogs for the Public?
- The Players on the TV Rights Market: Dancing in the Dark

Please go to to get more information about Play the game and download Model Storyline/Abstract.

Before acceptance, storylines/abstracts will be evaluated by the secretariat and the programme committee jointly. Selected speakers will be given a minimum 15 minutes’ time slot during Play the game’s open thematic sessions, and a few may be picked out for plenary sessions.

The deadline for submission of storylines/abstracts is Monday the 16th of May, 2005.

The selected speakers will enjoy a 15 percent discount in the conference fee and consequently get the total 4-day conference package for around 640 Euro (without accommodation) or 925 Euro (commodation included). The 15 percent discount will also apply on smaller conference packages.

Final conference fees are to be confirmed. Registration procedures will be published shortly.

JOB: Sport Management and Media


Ithaca College is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-eligible position beginning fall 2005, to teach courses in Sport Media.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Communications, Sport Management, Sport Studies or related field (Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D. or comparable degree preferred; or appropriate terminal degree based on expertise, such as an M.F.A. in communications; ABD considered). Evidence of teaching expertise at the collegiate level in two or more of the following course areas: Sport Media Relations, Evolution of Sport Media, Sport Publications, and Sport Video Production. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to student advising that goes beyond course selection and includes strategic career planning. For appointment to the Associate Professor level, applicants will have an established record of highly effective teaching and an active research agenda. For appointment to the Assistant Professor level, applicants will provide evidence of teaching and scholarly promise.

Interested individuals should apply online at, and attach a letter of application and vita. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274 1207. Inquires about this position may be made by contacting Dr. Ellen J. Staurowsky, Chair, Search Committee at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Ithaca College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of underrepresented groups (including people of color, persons with disabilities, military veterans and women) are encouraged to apply.

ROUNDTABLE: Sexual Harassment in Sport & Recreation

Sexual Harassment in Sport & Recreation: Strategies for Change

A Roundtable Discussion

Friday 8th April 2005
10a.m. – 2p.m.
William Doo Auditorium, New College Residence,
45 Willcocks Street, University of Toronto


Co-Hosted by the Status of Women's Office, Sexual Harassment Office and the Centre for Girls' and Women's Health and Physical Activity, University of Toronto.

This event brings together researchers and practitioners from a number of disciplines to review what we know and to discuss strategies – in research, in policy development and in practical politics – for changing the cultures that give rise to sexual harassment. We will discuss what we have learned about the value and the limits of law and policy; we will look at international research comparing the experience of sexual harassment among women in different cultural contexts and different jurisdictions; we will look at how workplace strategies can be adapted to the environment of sport and recreation; and we will talk about the links between work on sexual harassment, on racism and on homophobia in sport and recreation.

The first session in the morning will include Professor Kari Fasting, from the Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, who will talk about her research about the characteristics of environments which foster sexual harassment; and Professor Sandy Welsh, from the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto, who will talk about her recent work on the relation between race and sexual harassment.

The second session, a panel discussion about strategies for change, will be moderated by Connie Guberman, the University of Toronto’s Status of Women Officer; and it will include Professor Gretchen Kerr, of the Faculty of Physical and Health Education at the University of Toronto; Professor Margery Holman, of the Faculty of Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor; and Paddy Stamp, the Sexual Harassment Officer at the University of Toronto.

Attendance is limited to 40 and is on a first come, first served basis.

Please RSVP to by April 1, 2005

SEMINAR: Sport for Peace


The seminar of the 31 March, which is going to take place in Jerusalem represents the end of the project “Sport for Peace”. The project promoted by Uisp national division, in cooperation with Peace Games, Uisp Rome division and supported by the European Union.

The project, whose aim was to favour the strengthening of the capacity to live together of young Arab and Hebrew people in Israel, through a common sport practice, was carried out within the sport clubs of Hapoel, in Lod, Abu Gosh and Nahalal.

Daniele Borghi Peace Games’ President and Maria Dusatti Peace Games’ Director will take part in the seminar, together with Gadi Kedar, Avi Kaufman and Izik Abramovic responsible persons of the sport centres of Abu Gosh, Nahalal and Lod, Antonio Zirotto, operator and trainer of Peace Games, Giovanna Granturco e Claudia Zaccai researchers of the “La Sapienza“ University of Rome and Shai Shani, General director of Hapoel (source: Peace Games News)

For more information: