Wednesday, March 29, 2006

CONFERENCE: 100 Years of Scholarship Addressing American College Sports

Call for Papers
Submission Deadline July 1, 2006

NCAA 2007 Conference on Intercollegiate

Athletics and Higher Education in America

January 4-5, 2007 – Orlando, FL

100 Years of Scholarship Addressing American College Sports.

This inaugural, academic, juried conference is intended to summarize scholarship
from the last several years on the context of intercollegiate athletics in higher education in America and the role of sport in American culture. Scholars are encouraged to submit papers pertinent to this topic summarizing work dating back several years.

The conference will be part of the 2007 NCAA Convention Centennial Celebration.

Please forward this message to your colleagues. Feel free to contact me for more information.

Sondra Bobroff

Thursday, March 23, 2006

CONFERENCE: XIth CESH-Congress (European Committee for Sport History)

Dear colleague,

We have the pleasure to invite you to the XIth CESH-Congress (European Committee for Sport History) to be held in Vienna, Austria (September 17th-20th, 2006). In collaboration with CESH the Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna, and the Centre for Sport Sciences and University Sport, University of Vienna, will organize the Congress.

This year topic will be SPORT AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITIES. Special panels will deal with subjects like popular culture, socialisation, corporeality, gender, ethnic self-definition, religion, nationality and theory.
Find a register form, an abstract form, the second call for papers, and a poster attached to this email.

Please submit your abstract (maximum 200 words) according to the guidelines of CESH till April 14th, 2006:

For any further information please visit the Conference web-site:

or contact the Organizing Committee:

Please, feel free to forward this email to others interested in the topic SPORT AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITIES.

Yours sincerely,

Organizing Committee
(Bettina Kratzmueller, Matthias Marschik, Rudolf Muellner, Joannis Mylonopoulos, Hubert Szemethy, Elisabeth Trinkl)

fax: +43 1 4277-9406
PS: Sorry for cross-posting.
Vienna, March 15th 2006

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

CONFERENCE: Patriot Games: Aspects of Sport and National Identity in Britain and Ireland

Patriot Games: Aspects of Sport and National Identity in Britain and Ireland

Friday June 9th
University of Worcester
Location: Cotswold B (Main building)

Registration & tea/coffee (Fee £10)

Wearing the green: national identity and the Republic of Ireland football team Dr. Michael Holmes (Liverpool Hope University) and Dr. David Storey (University of Worcester)

Racism, sectarianism and xenophobia in Scottish sport and society Dr. Ronnie Kowalski (University of Worcester)

A prince, a king and a referendum: rugby, politics and nationhood in Wales, 1969-79
Dr. Martin Johnes (Swansea University)


'Association football and the (English)men who made it': the idea of a national game revisited Dr. Dilwyn Porter (De Montfort University)

Sport and the British
Professor Dick Holt (De Montfort University)


Registration fee £10

For more information contact

David Storey (
Ronnie Kowalski (

Saturday, March 18, 2006

CONFERENCE: Call for Sessions, NASSS 2006

*Please distribute widely*

North American Society for the Sociology of Sport
27th Annual Conference
November 1-4, 2006
Vancouver, Canada


The 27th annual conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) will be held November 1-4, 2006 at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel-Harbourside in Vancouver, CAN. The theme for this year’s conference is “Re-Imagining Community / Re(En)Visioning Sport.” Those interested in organizing a session should submit a session proposal by May 5, 2006 to the program chair, Nancy Spencer, via the session proposal form:

This year’s theme of “Re-Imagining Community/Re(En)Visioning Sport” challenges us to re-imagine how NASSS as an organization can continue to develop as a community of scholars that welcomes a diverse range of scholarship encompassing various theoretical, (inter)national, social, and political perspectives. Just as we consider ways of re-imagining NASSS as a welcoming interpretive and analytical community, we also wish to interrogate ways that we can re-envision sport as a site of greater inclusivity. In this spirit we also welcome sessions which are not directly related to the conference theme. Sessions that enhance interdisciplinary conversations and encourage new ways of thinking about sport are particularly welcome. While we wish to solicit session titles with very broad themes as in the past (e.g., “Sport and the Media”), the program committee is also interested in securing sessions that promote specific or focused content related to the theme. For example, session organizers might focus on various “Interpretive Communities and Sport,” or “Communities of Practice in Sport.”

For further information, please contact Program Chair Nancy Spencer or a member of the program committee:

Nancy Spencer, Program Chair
School of Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies
233 Eppler Center
Bowling Green, OH 43403 USA
Phone: (419) 372-6927
Email/Courriel: nspencr [at]

Rose Chepyator, jchepyat [at]
Delia Douglas, dddougla [at]
Mary McDonald, mcdonamg [at]
Yuka Nakamura, yuka.nakamura [at]
Andrew Parker, andrew.parker [at]
George Sage, ghsage [at]
Damion Thomas, damion [at]
Steve Walk, swalk [at] Exchange.FULLERTON.EDU

An Early Reminder
A second call seeking papers and posters will begin shortly after the 2006 sessions have been proposed and finalized. The final deadline for submitting paper abstracts and poster abstracts will be June 30, 2006. Look for the “2006 Call for Paper and Poster Abstracts” as well as more details about keynote speakers and conference activities in early May on the NASSS website

Friday, March 17, 2006

JOB: Chairperson, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics

Northeastern Illinois University
College of Education

Chairperson, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics

Starting Date: August, 2006

Rank: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Department: The Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics (HPERA) at Northeastern Illinois University offers the Bachelor of Arts in undergraduate Secondary Physical Education (6-12), Health and Wellness, and a Master of Science in Exercise Science. The programs are accredited by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education as well as the State of Illinois. Eleven full time faculty members teach daytime classes for undergraduates and evening classes for the graduate program.

Responsibilities: The chairperson is the chief administrative officer for the department and is responsible for supervising three programs (Health Education, Physical Education, and graduate Exercise Science). Class scheduling, budgets, hiring staff, and representing the department on college and university committees are integral parts of the position.

Qualifications: Minimal qualifications include: earned doctorate from an accredited institution in an area related to departmental programs with consideration given to candidates with expertise in exercise physiology, record of teaching, research, experience with teacher certification and NCATE requirements, and evidence of ability to lead a vibrant department. Recommended experience in diverse settings. Active involvement in state and national organizations is a plus.

The University: Northeastern Illinois University is a state supported institution located in the northwest section of Chicago. It is located eight miles from downtown Chicago and thirty minutes from O'Hare International Airport. The university enrolls 12,000 commuter students. Northeastern Illinois University has been ranked the most diverse university in the Midwest for several years by U.S. News and World Report.
Application: Please send a letter of application, vita, graduate transcription, and the names of three references (including telephone numbers and e-mails) to:

Dr. Edward Potkanowicz
Department of HPERA
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis
Chicago, Illinois 60625

Deadline: Screening will be immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Northeastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are welcome.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

CONFERENCE: International Association for the Philosophy of Sport

Second Call for Papers
Heather Reid, President

The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 34th annual 2006 IAPS meeting. The conference will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada between September 14 and 17, 2006. Please see details about the conference in the forthcoming IAPS newsletter.

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. Graduate students and emerging scholars are encouraged to submit works in progress.

Abstracts should be 300-500 words long and must be received by April 1, 2006. The preferred mode of submission is by e-mail. Please send the 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
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario
FAX: +905-688-8364

Abstracts will be reviewed by a Program Committee of three IAPS peers. Contributors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by May 15, 2006.

Please visit the IAPS website for future notices and conference information at:

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

CONFERENCE: “Sporting Sounds”

“Sporting Sounds”
A Conference on Sport and Music
To be held at the University of Aarhus, Denmark
27 – 28 September 2006

This conference aims to promote discussion and debate around the multifaceted interface of sport and music. Although scholars have begun to examine the important relationship between sport and the fields of literary and artistic production, little attention has been given to the long-standing links between organised sport and music. This is a serious academic oversight given the vital role of music in the performance, reception and commodification of sport. Advocating a broad and pluralistic definition of music that includes anything from soccer chants to opera, the conference will provide scholars from a variety of academic disciplines with a unique opportunity to explore this hitherto neglected element of sporting culture. Abstracts for papers on all aspects of the relationship between sport and music are welcome but topics could include ‘sport in music’, ‘music in sport’, ‘music and spectator culture’, ‘music, sport and commodification’, ‘music and sporting performance’ and ‘sporting lyrics’.

Aarhus is on the east coast of the Jutland peninsular. There are cheap, direct flights by RyanAir from London (Stanstead) to Aarhus. There is a wide range of accommodation, details of which can be found via Google by entering “Visit Aarhus”. Of the hotels listed there we would suggest the City Sleep-In (cheap), Villa Provence, the Ritz (Best Western – very central), Comfort Hotel, Helnen Marselis Hotel (less central), SAS Radison (more expensive). The conference is being organised on a minimal budget and we cannot offer any financial support for travel, subsistence or accommodation. However, there is no registration fee.

Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and is an excellent place for a weekend break. It is a very walkable city with local beaches and forests. The city has fine museums, galleries and restaurants.

If you are interested in attending the conference and in presenting a paper please send a provisional title and a short abstract and complete the form below before 1st May, 2006.

Considerable interest has already been shown in this conference and acceptance of offers of papers cannot be guaranteed.

If you wish to attend but not present a paper please also complete the form.
A. I am interested in attending the conference and in presenting a paper:
Provisional title of paper:

B. I will be attending the conference but will not be presenting a paper:

For further details contact John Bale at

Friday, March 10, 2006

CONFERENCE: 8th International Symposium for Olympic Research

The International Centre for Olympic Studies at the University of Western
Ontario, in London, Canada announces its 8th International Symposium for
Olympic Research to be held on the Western campus from Thursday evening, 19
October through Saturday, 21 October 2006. This is a call to all scholars
interested in presenting a research paper at the symposium on sociocultural
Olympic themes, to submit an abstract of their study.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15 May 2006.

Please send submissions to Robert K. Barney, Interim Director of ICOS, School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A-3K7, and/or by email to , and/or by FAX--519-661-4148.

Notification of those submissions accepted for presentation will be rendered by 15 June 2006.

A fully completed and final text of those submissions accepted for
presentation must be in the hands of the Symposium organizers by no later
than 1 September 2006. The fully refereed and edited Proceedings of the
Symposium, entitled "Cultural Imperialism in Action---Critiques of the
Global Olympic Trust: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium for
Olympic Research" will be available to participants upon arrival at the

This notice is also an advance announcement that ICOS's 9th
symposium will be held in 2008 in Beijing during the week preceding the
opening of the Games of the 29th Olympiad.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

CONFERENCE: Racist Imagery in Popular Culture



WHEN: April 7-8, 2006
Clevland, Ohio

Sponsored by The Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance. For more information call 216-252-1622, or email or New web site: