Wednesday, February 18, 2009

CONFERENCE: UPDATE: Scholarly Conference on College Sport - April 15-18, 2009:

We wanted to pass along some information about the upcoming 2009
Scholarly Conference on College Sport - April 15-18, 2009:

1. The complete conference schedule is now available on the
Conference Website
2. Rooms at the conference rate ($115.00/ night) at the Courtyard by
Marriott - Chapel Hill
are limited.
Make sure to mention you are with the CSRI conference to get the
conference room rate.
3. The inaugural Tee off for Tar Heels Benefit Golf Tournament
(Benefiting CSRI and UNC's Sport Administration program) will be
held on Wed. April 15 @ 10:00 on UNC's Finley Golf Course. For
more information you can go to:
4. Information about Conference Keynote Speakers and invited
panelists can be found @

If you have any questions about anything, feel free to email us:


Richard Southall

CFP: Sporting Traditions XVII

Sporting Traditions XVII is the biennial conference of the Australian Society for Sport History. In 2009 the conference will be jointly hosted by the University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic, on 31 June-3 July in Wellington, New Zealand

Conference Theme: The Cultural Paradigm: Reinvigorating Sport History?

In 1999, delegates at Sporting Traditions XII debated the state of sport history. At that time, social history had dominated sport history for a quarter of a century and the field appeared tired and stale. A decade on and the cultural paradigm has arrived: sport history is awash with new theories and new approaches; some sport historians are even playing with new forms of representation. At Sporting Traditions XVII leading historians of sport from North America, Britain, Australia and New Zealand will discuss and debate the influence of the cultural paradigm on sport history and its reinvigoration of the field.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts of between 150 and 200 words should be submitted by electronic mail to Douglas Booth, School of Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand:

Abstracts will be accepted until 3 March 2009.

Delegates will be notified of their acceptance on 9 March 2009.

For further details

CFP: 14th ECSS-Congress, OSLO, Norway 24-27 June 2009

Call for abstracts / Early bird registration

We would like to take the chance to remind you that the abstract submission
for the 14th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS)
to be held in Oslo, Norway, 24 -27 June 2009 is still open until the
15th of February.

For registration, online abstract submission, details of the highlights and
other information, please visit

CFP: Special Issue of Sport in History: Women and Sport in the early twentieth century

Call for Papers

Special Issue of Sport in History: Women and Sport in the early twentieth century

Articles are invited which explore any aspect of women’s involvement in sport during the identified period. Submissions are preferred, but not restricted to the British context. Contributions are particularly welcome from those at an early stage in their publication career.

Please do not hesitate to contact the guest editors with expressions of interest or requests for further information as follows: Dr Carol Osborne ( or Dr Fiona Skillen (

Manuscripts should otherwise be sent by email attachment direct to either Carol or Fiona at the above addresses. Detailed notes for contributors can be found on

Sport in History’s homepage:

Submission deadline: 01 June 2009 (with publication in early 2010)

CFP: The International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES)

International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport
2009 Regional Conference – June 22-24, 2009
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES) is pleased to release the call for papers to the ISCPES 2009 Regional Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The conference will take place from June 22nd to 24th, 2008 in the host city of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Conference accommodations and travel suggestions will be distributed shortly.

The very timely conference theme of “Leveraging Legacies: The Future of Sport and Physical Activity” addresses the ongoing growth in large‐scale sporting mega‐events and at the same time asks how the large sums of financial support from the private and public sectors, as well as the attention of the world, can be leveraged in order to address the growing levels of obesity and inactivity internationally and locally. Given the current international economic concerns, finding a mutually beneficial relationship that addresses the disconnect between high‐performance sport and mass physical activity could present a logical option for sport practitioners, scholars, and administrators.

The Conference Organising Committee welcomes all abstracts from any socio‐cultural disciplines addressing the conference theme directly, or relating to physical education or sport. All abstracts must conform to the submission guidelines listed below and must be submitted prior to 23:59 (GMT),
Saturday, February 28, 2009.

ISCPES has also been a long‐time advocate of opportunities for young scholars and encourages student submissions. Scholarships and additional support are available to eligible students. If you are a student, please indicate your student status and the contact details of your supervisor/advisor.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:
1. E‐mail submission should include author’s name, institutional affiliation, contact details, and, if applicable, status as a student. The abstract itself should be included in the e‐mail as an attachment and give no indication to the identity of the author.
2. The abstract should be between 400 and 600 words, written in English (the official language of the conference), and should conform to a commonly accepted academic referencing style.
3. The abstract should include the issue(s) addressed in the paper, the evidence and resources to be used, a precise statement of the argument and conclusions, and what significance the paper has to further the understanding of sport, physical education, or comparative studies in sport and physical education.
4. All submissions must be made by e‐mail to the Conference Chair, Anthony Church
(, no later than 23:59 (GMT), Saturday, February 28, 2009.

CONFERENCE: NCAA/NACWAA Women's Leadership Symposium in Intercollegiate Athletics

The NCAA/NACWAA Women's Leadership Symposium in Intercollegiate Athletics will be held May 11 & 12, 2009 in Chicago at the Wyndham Drake Hotel. For more information, please see

CONFERENCE: 2009 Scholarly Conference on College Sport

2009 Scholarly Conference on College Sport

April 15-18, 2009

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Conference Announcements

* In light of the higher than anticipated number of submitted abstracts, we have extended the early registration deadline to February 22, 2009.

* The conference registration form can be accessed at the 2009 Scholarly Conference on College Sport Website:

* The conference hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott at Chapel Hill. The conference rate is an extremely competitive rate and the hotel is located across the street from the conference location. For hotel information you may go to

* Hotel Reservations can be made by going to the following link

* We will shortly be posting the entire conference program on the Conference Website

CFP: ISSA World Congress of Sociology of Sport

ISSA World Congress of Sociology of Sport

Utrecht, the Netherlands
July 15-18, 2009

“Sport: Passion, Practice and Profit”

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – REMINDER; Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 7th 2009

The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you to an inspiring ISSA congress in the historic city of Utrecht this July!

We offer an exciting and inclusive scientific programme with two key notes (Paul Gilroy and Maarten Van Bottenburg), a plenary symposium on Sport & Health (with Jan Wright and Annelies Knoppers), a large thematic variety of paper sessions and several social activities.

Further details may be found on the conference website at

Looking forward seeing you in Utrecht!

Conference Secretariat ISSA 2009
Odette Jansen
Phone: +31 30 253 9304

CONFERENCE: 14th CESH Congress

14th CESH Congress. Pisa, Italy, 17.-20. September 2009‏

Sport and a Sense of the Body's limits

Ulysses, in his last travel through Dante's Hell (canto XXVI), remembering
the perilous vicissitudes of his return home, mentioned words he had
addressed to his men in order to spur them on without fear:

Consider your roots: you were not born to live like brutes,
but to follow virtue and knowledge (vv.118-120).

This very famous quotation from Dante's Hell remains for us today an
exaltation of the search for knowledge and overcoming of every limitation.
Even if we refresh our memory of the encounter between the Poet and Ulysses
in the eighth circle of Hell, the one about false ideas, we are also
reminded of the condemnation that the middle ages inflicted on those, like
Galileo, who dared to defy the divine laws. Pisa celebrates in 2009 the
fourth centenary of Galileo's first astronomical observations through a
telescope (1609).

The CESH Congress
Over the years CESH has analyzed sport historically from different angles
(politics, art, culture, globalization, transnationality, critical points
such as violence etc.). At the 14th Congress we intend to encourage a debate
on a sense of the body’s limits, as seen as a sporting challenge and an
element of progress and modernity (analysis of transformations of sporting
techniques) or as a measurable limit (records, sense of competition,
exaltation of self value) characteristics verifiable at all ages.
The historical perspective allows us to associate bio-medical aspects - by
now unanimously accepted from the Motor Science field - with those
humanistics, artificers of the rebirth of sport. History allows us to
characterize the path just made, or rather, the routes over which men and
women have moved in an attempt to satisfy their recreational and also their
competitive desires.

As for the famous Columns of Hercules, they are unsurpassed; after all,
what comes next could be Hell. The Congress hopes to stimulate students to
analyze from a socio-historical point of view the reasons for deviance
caused by some protagonists in the world of sport, when they decide to
surpass every possible limit.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

CONFERENCE: Sport and Oral History

Sport and Oral History Conference

The conference will be held on Friday April 3rd and Saturday April 4th 2009
at the University of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.

The two day conference will include papers on oral history and sport,
covering a wide range of sports, such as football, cricket, boxing,
baseball, but especially rugby league.

There will be a dinner on the Friday evening and on the Friday afternoon
there will be the opportunity to visit the Rugby League Heritage Centre at
the George Hotel in Huddersfield, venue of the 1895 meeting when rugby
league was formed. On the Saturday afternoon we will be officially
launching the Rugby Football League archive which has been acquired by the
University. A conference schedule is included.

Speakers include:

Dr Rob Perks, Secretary of the Oral History Society
Professor Tony Collins, Leeds Metropolitan University
Professor Pellom McDaniels, University of Missouri Kansas City
Dr Greg Mallory, Griffiths University, Queensland, Australia

Cost for the conference is £60 for delegates from institutions
£30 for private individuals and concessions.
This includes lunch, tea and coffee, etc.

Delegates will pay for their own meal on the Friday evening and we expect
the cost of this to be around £20.
Delegates will be responsible for finding and paying for their own
accommodation. A list of hotels and their rates will be forwarded on
receipt of conference payment.

I would like to attend the conference


Institution ____________________________________

Address for correspondence_______________________________________




Email address:_______________________


I enclose a Conference fee (institution rate) - £60

Private individual rate - £30

Concession rate - £30

Please make cheques payable to ‘The University of Huddersfield’ and return
completed forms to the address below:

Dr Rob Light
Centre for Oral History Research
Rm WG/25
West Building
University of Huddersfield

LECTURE: 2009 Alan G. Ingham Memorial Lecture, Univ Miami, Ohio

2009 Alan G. Ingham Memorial Lecture


Dr. David L. Andrews
Physical Cultural Studies Program, University of Maryland

“Leaner and Meaner?: The Perils of McDonaldizing the Academy and Kinesiology”

March 30th, 2009
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Reception to follow

McGuffey Hall Auditorium, Miami University

Professor David Andrews is a widely respected cultural critic and a prolific author whose scholarship has helped to shape critical physical cultural studies across the globe. Dr. Andrews is the author or co-editor of over 10 books, including Sport--Commerce--Culture: Essays on Sport in Late Capitalist America. This lecture recognizes the considerable contributions and achievements of Dr. Alan G. Ingham, who passed away in 2005. Alan Ingham first came to Miami University in 1984 as a professor in Sport Studies. His research and teaching both emphasized social justice ideals and he was among the first scholars to apply a critical perspective to the sociology of sport. He earned an international reputation for his scholarship and also for his advocacy of interdisciplinary approaches to kinesiology and health. Given his numerous contributions to the field, he was frequently invited as a keynote speaker and academic consultant across the globe. And despite this international !
acclaim, his students, both past and present, remained his top priority. Dr. Ingham was also an enthusiastic soccer advocate throughout his life as an elite athlete, a coach of elite athletes, and as a passionate fan. In his spare time, Alan was an avid reader of scholarly literature, novels and popular literature. He loved good food, special cars, and spirited conversations with friends, family and colleagues. Alan is survived by his wife, J. Christine Bloor Ingham, his son, Anthony Graeme Bloor Ingham, and the many good friends comprising his second family.

Please join us for the 2009 Alan G. Ingham Memorial Lecture. For more information contact Dr. Mary McDonald (