Tuesday, January 29, 2008

CFP: ISHPES seminar 2008

This year ISHPES seminar People in sport history - sport history for
people is to be held in Tartu, Estonia from 2 to 6 July 2008. It's my
duty to inform you that due to numerous requests the submission deadline
for abstracts of the seminar has been extended to February 29.

All the necessary information is situated on the seminar website

On behalf of the seminar organisers,

Sincerely yours,

Kalle Voolaid
Estonian Sports Museum

Friday, January 25, 2008

CFP: Sport and Migration Book

Sport and Migration Book

Daily, many athletes travel to different countries to get better salaries and work conditions. This book attempts to bridge the gap between the "local" cultures of those athletes are educated and trained, and the adaptation process in a different and "global" culture. The exportation of bones and muscles; the commodification of those athletes; the necessary nets with managements and clubs; media discourses; the fans acceptation are possible topics to write.

This book aims to discuss about sport and migration in a theoretical and methodological and empirical perspective. The issues we want to discuss in this book are: diaspora, immigration and nationalism in the postmodern era. We think the unbalance globalization brought problems in many countries, especially in the considered poor ones. Impacts of those areas can be seen in sports, when many athletes travel far way to work in their profession so as to guarantee a better life for them and their families. There are many examples around the world, and it can be seen when athletes get dual nationalities so as to compete for different national teams or just helping to develop a sport in a country. A good example is the 61 "foreigner" soccer players that played for different National teams in the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany. The sense of dislocation and identity of those athletes are important to understand the relation between sport and globalization. We want discuss the cultural moves around the world and the economic impact for the countries that are involved.

When there are countless examples and evidence of increasing significance of these migrations, the academic community continues to lag behind in terms of analysis and critical interrogation in the sport arena. In these research contributions is necessary to discuss the significance of the political, cultural, economic, sociological in a mixed and globalized perspective.
Chapters should be roughly 8.000 words, excluding endnotes and reference list. Authors should follow the "Instructions to contributors" found in the most Journals in our field. Questions should be sent to Dr. Carlos Ribeiro, c.henriqueribeiro@ig.com.br or David Hassan, d.hassan@ulster.ac.uk

All submissions are due by April 30, 2008.

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Carlos Henrique de Vasconcellos Ribeiro, UNISUAM/ Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil & David Hassan (University of Ulster at Jordanstouwn)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

CFP: “To remember is to resist:”* 40 Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008

“To remember is to resist:”* 40 Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008
University of Toronto, May 20-22, 2008

40 years after Mexico City, Paris, and Prague, and 80 days before the Beijing Games, the Faculty of Physical Education and Health, the Centre for Sport Policy Studies, and New College at the University of Toronto are pleased to host a three-day conference on sport and social change to be held in Toronto, Canada, on May 20-22, 2008.

These anniversaries offer a unique opportunity to revisit the ways in which the struggle for human rights has shaped sport and physical activity. This conference will commemorate and critique the aims and achievements of past and current human rights movements in sport. Keynote addresses and individual presentations will explore the past and reflect on current efforts at social change; participants will also be encouraged to suggest future directions and debate the merits of including sport in campaigns for human rights.

This conference will bring together academics and activists, practitioners and academics, including scholars from a variety of disciplines and perspectives whose research interests touch upon issues of sport and physical activity, human rights and social change. Potential topics of discussion include, but are not limited to:

International development and sport
Reform and protest (e.g., Olympic Movement for Human Rights, 1968)
The Beijing Olympics and international protest
Collective bargaining in professional and Olympic sport
Access to sport and physical activity
Gender struggles in sport
Indigenous peoples, sport and physical activity
Sport and (dis)ability
Whose knowledge counts? Struggles over curriculum in physical education and sports studies
Sport and the environment
The current state of international and national sport governance
Activism at the local level
Campaigns for children’s rights in sport
Media reform, media justice
The campaign for open access to research

The conference will feature keynote addresses by leaders in the field, plenary panel discussions, as well as open paper sessions. Conference organizers are encouraging submissions for both individual presentations and session topics. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words (and include the paper/session title, and presenter’s name and affiliation). Deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 31, 2008.

Submit abstracts and any questions to the Conference Organizer, Russell Field, at: russell.field@utoronto.ca or 1-416-978-5548.

The information regarding accommodation at the conference is now online -- www.remember-resist.ca. There are two accommodation options: university residence space (approx. $35/night) quite close to the conference sites and hotel space (approx
$120/night) about 1.75 km away. Registration details will be posted on the conference website early next week with discounts for early registration and the option to register online. There are different fees for registrants depending upon their country of origin and a reduced fee for graduate students. Please check the conference website
(www.remember-resist.ca) in the coming days.

Dr. Bruce Kidd
Dean, Faculty of Physical Education and Health
University of Toronto

Dr. Peter Donnelly
Director, Centre for Sport Policy Studies
University of Toronto

Dr. Rick Halpern
Principal, New College
University of Toronto

Dr. Jill LeClair
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

*Lennox Farrell, Jamaican-Canadian activist and poet, from the essay “Black Rhythms in White Rituals”

Monday, January 21, 2008

JOB: Chair, Health and Human Performance - University of Wisconsin at River Falls

Position: Chair, Health and Human Performance
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: University of Wisconsin at River Falls
Location: Wisconsin
Date posted: 1/21/2008

Department Chair Position Health and Human Performance

University of Wisconsin-River Falls invites applications and nominations for a Department Chair, beginning August 2008 in the Health and Human Performance Department.

This is a 9-month position, 75% chair and 25% teaching (3 units per semester). Principle responsibilities include providing visionary leadership to foster excellence in teaching, scholarly pursuits, and service among faculty.

See the University's Web site at http://www.uwrf.edu/hr for the application process, deadlines, complete position descriptions and qualifications.

The University of Wisconsin - River Falls (UW-RF), a comprehensive university in the University of Wisconsin System, is located 30 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul in scenic west central Wisconsin. UWRF's 6,400 graduate and undergraduate students pursue degrees in the Colleges of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; and Education and Professional Studies.


Friday, January 18, 2008

CFP: Shafallah Forum on Sport and Ability

We would like to extend a warm invitation for you to submit abstracts for the 3rd Annual International Shafallah Forum in Doha, Qatar from April 20th – April 22nd, 2008. For the past two years we have been delighted to welcome more than 250 experts in the field and First Ladies from all over the world to our Forum and we anticipate that this year’s Forum will be no exception.

The 3rd Annual International Forum, hosted by the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs, will bring together advocates, family members, scholars, and practitioners from a variety of perspectives to explore the theme of Sport and Ability. Shafallah Center's 3rd Annual International Forum will explore how sport, recreation and cultural activities promote social inclusion, acceptance, skill acquisition and friendships.

The Forum will explore the current efforts of these programs and future directions for how sport and the promotion of ability can be expanded to reach all members of our globally aware society. The sky is the limit in terms of creativity so please submit ideas. The Forum will feature keynote addresses by global leaders, roundtable discussions, symposia, paper presentations, and exhibits. We welcome the submission of afore mentioned presentations and have included more information in the attachment below.

Participation in the Forum is complimentary and by invitation only (including airfare, meals, and accommodation). We hope that you will join us this April in Doha and participate in international dialogue among your peers. Please visit our website at www.shafallah.org.qa. Abstracts are due by February 17, 2008.

Hassan Ali Bin Ali Chairman

Thursday, January 17, 2008

JOB: University of Bath

Dear colleagues,

The Department of Education at the University of Bath is currently advertising for a total of three Lecturer posts. While these posts are not explicit with regard to sport / physical culture, these positions may be of interest to some given the scope of the undergraduate and graduate provision (detailed under the further particulars tab at the web address below) in the Department and the willingness of the committee to seriously consider applicants who profess an expertise in our field (providing it is suitably combined with either educational policy, globalisation, and / or educational leadership and management). Details of the positions are as follows:

The three are focused on the Education Policy, Globalisation and Organisation research programme and the area of Educational Leadership and Management, although strong applications from candidates in other areas may also be considered. Please see the following link which provides full details of the position:


The closing date for applications is Friday January 25th and interviews for the three Lecturer in Education posts will take place during the week commencing 18th February.

Please feel free to contact me or those listed on the advert for an informal chat,

Dr Michael Silk
Senior Lecturer
Department of Education
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Bath


Sunday, January 13, 2008

CFP: The Centenary Conference of Rugby League in Australia


Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 7-8 November 2008

This is a preliminary call for papers and contributions to a conference recognising the cultural, historical and social significance of rugby league in Australia 1908-2008. The convening group, the Tom Brock Bequest Committee, a group which promotes the scholarly study of rugby league, is seeking support and sponsorship from significant cultural institutions within Australia .

Deadline for abstracts: (250 word) 1 March 2008

Deadline for papers for publication: 1 May 2008.

(5000 words maximum, as MS Word document, in final polished form for refereeing. It is proposed that a publication, consisting of contributions to the conference, will be provided to all participants as part of their registration fee and will be available on the first day of the conference.. Therefore the above submission date is non-negotiable.)

It is further proposed that the conference also feature a non-academic stream of contributions from former players, journalists, and others who may not wish to contribute to the publication.

Abstracts should specify whether it is your intention to submit a 5000 word paper for refereeing.

All correspondence to:
Associate Professor Andrew Moore, A.Moore@uws.edu.au
chair Tom Brock Bequest Committee,
School of Humanities and Languages
University of Western Sydney
Bankstown campus
Building 7
Locked Bag 1797

CONFERENCE: Donald MacIntosh Memorial Lecture and Soc of Sport Conference


Saturday 26 January 2008, Queen's University,
Kingston, Ontario

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's
University would like to invite all those interested
in socio-cultural studies of sport to a day conference
that will be held in the memory of our
colleague Dr. Don Macintosh. The conference will be
held at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario on
Saturday 26th January 2008. Registration, available at
the door, will be $25 for faculty and $15 for

The conference programme (below) will consist of
several sessions of graduate student presentations, a
catered lunch, and the annual Donald Macintosh
Memorial Lecture which will be given by Dr.
Judy Davidson. Dr. Davidson conducts research on issues of
feminism and sexuality and their intersections with sport, recreation,
and/or leisure. She teaches in the Faculty of
Physical Education and Recreation at the University
of Alberta. The title of this year's Lecture is: Flashing breasts
and women's ice hockey: Sexual identity sporting events,
autoethnography, and
queer-feminist theorizing.

The Lecture is free and all are welcome to attend. It will
be held in the McLaughlin Room, John Deutsch University Centre,
Queen's University at 11:15 am.

If you are interested in attending the conference, or
for all other inquiries, please contact: *
*Carlie Stokes at carliestokes@rogers.com

*Conference Program*

9:00 am
Registration and Coffee


The declining hegemony of the NHL – The case of Russian hockey migrants
2000-2007: A Political Economy Approach
Paul Richard Cook
University of Ottawa

Building the pillars: The construction of Sport Canada’s policy on
aboriginal peoples’ participation in sport
Braden Te Hiwi
University of Windsor

The Canadian sport pony: Understanding the development of horse breeds
in Canada
Michelle Gilbert
McMaster University


Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture
Flashing breasts and women's ice
hockey: Sexual identity sporting events, autoethnography, and
queer-feminist theorizing
Dr. Judy Davidson
University of Alberta


Creating and maintaining gender equity in hockey arenas
Lynn Campbell
University of Windsor

Ambivalent nationalisms, affective landscapes, and anthropologies of play:
Women's shinny hockey in Toronto public parks
Anne Hartman
York University

Lululemon Athletica: Revolutionary or contradictory? An analysis of a
yoga-inspired retail company
Carlie Stokes
Queen’s University


The snowboard field in Québec: Theoretical and methodological perspectives
Sébastien Courchesne-O’Neill
University of Ottawa

Moral reasoning ability in interuniversity Canadian athletes
Shannon Hogarth
University of Windsor

Beauty ideals and bodily perceptions of Kasabonika female adolescents’:
Understanding discourses and the effects of these perceptions on food
and physical activity preferences
Krista Johnson
University of Ottawa

Retire to local pub

CFP: Virtual Sport as New Media

Call for Papers
Virtual Sport as New Media
Special Issue of Sociology of Sport Journal
Guest Editor: David J. Leonard

Daily, sports fans throughout the globe visit various sports websites,
participate in fantasy sports, celebrate and criticize teams, players, and
sporting cultures on blogs, in discussion groups, and list serves, and enjoy
immense pleasure in playing sports video games. Each of these media, to
varying degrees, embodies what has come to be known as new media, a
catch-all phrases that includes everything from the Internet to the
Blogosphere to video games, virtual reality, and other examples in which
media technologies are defined by increased accessibility, fluidity, and
interactivity. In 1998, David Rowe found that Yahoo UK and Irish Search
engines offered 4,271 categories and 14,591 sites devoted to sport. As of
2007, a U.S. Google search landed 822,000,000 sports websites, yet yielded
few scholarly inquiries of sports and new media, especially in regards to
race, gender, sexuality, and nation. Moreover, when much of the video game
industry faced losses in sales in 2005, sports games remained strong within
the industry, accounting for more than thirty percent of all video games
sales. In total, sports video games represent a $1 billion industry, a fact
that demonstrates the economic power and cultural significance of sports
video games. Yet, to date, the literature within sports sociology, amongst
commentators and scholars of global sports culture, has with few exceptions
remained relatively silent to the cultural, political, sociological,
economic, and overall significance of new media within a globalized sports
culture. While there are countless examples and evidence of the increasing
significance of new media within global sporting cultures, the academic
community continues to lag behind in terms of analysis and critical
interrogation. This special issue attempts to bridge the gap between old
media, and new, reflecting on the ways in which new media cultures infect
and affect fans, teams, sporting cultures. Possible topics include but are
not limited to: sports video games; sporting blogs; the Internet and global
sports culture; white masculinity and virtual sports culture; fantasy
sports; sports discussion groups; ESPN.com and virtual sports media; virtual
sport as minstrelsy; the intersections of race, nation, sexuality, gender,
and class with sports and new media; race, gender and fantasy sports
leagues; analysis of the cultural affects of Youtube, Myspace, or Google
video on sporting cultures; sports talk radio and podcasting/the Internet
(particularly as they relate to race and gender); virtual sports culture and
Diaspora: Sports as imagined community; links between racism, sexism and
other institutions of domination and virtual sporting cultures, and, virtual
sports culture as racial/ gendered performance. This issue will consider
textual, empirical (data-based), case study, and/or theory-based papers
grounded in sociological theory and related to virtual sports culture, but
is especially interested in papers that are empirically-based and those that
critically engage the links between virtual sport and race, gender,
sexuality, nation or globalization, as well as papers that push analysis
into realms of comparison (beyond the U.S.). Authors should follow the
ŒInstructions to contributors¹ found in every issue of the Sociology of
Sport Journal. Essays should be roughly 6,000 words, excluding endnotes and
reference list. Questions should be sent to Dr. David J. Leonard,
djl@wsu.edu. All submissions are due by March 1, 2008 and should be
submitted on line to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hk_ssj

Saturday, January 05, 2008

CONFERENCE: Sport, Race and Ethnicity Conference

Please be advised of a forthcoming international Sport, Race and Ethnicity Conference to be staged in Sydney, Australia, 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2008.

On 26 Dec 1908 in Sydney, Australia, the African-American boxer Jack Johnson (USA) defeated the ‘white’ title holder Tommy Burns (Canada), claiming the world heavy-weight championship and effectively breaking the ‘colour bar’ in American boxing. One hundred years later, in the same city where this momentous event took place, delegates are invited to discuss ways in which notions of ‘race’ and ethnicity have shaped world sport, and continue to do so. These areas of focus are conceived broadly, and may thus encompass interrelated themes such as indigeneity and cultural and linguistic diversity. Attendees from every part of the globe and any social background will be made equally welcome.

Keynote speakers:
Prof John Hoberman, Univ of Texas at Austin, USA
Prof John Sugden, Univ of Brighton, UK
Dr Kevin Hylton, Leeds Metrop Univ, UK

Further information:
Preliminary notice of the conference is provided on the attached flyer. A web site with further details will soon be available (email confirmation of this will follow). In the meantime, feel free to contact the conference manager, Dr Daryl Adair, via email at Daryl.Adair@uts.edu.au