Wednesday, March 18, 2009

CFP: Youth and Sport

Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth
Call for Papers: Youth and Sport

The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (JHCY) announces a call for papers for a special issue on youth and sport to be published in the summer of 2010.
Because the World Cup will be held in Africa for the first time in 2010, we are especially interested in articles dealing with youth and soccer or with the connections between sport and young people in Africa. However, the editors encourage submissions from historians working in any geographical region or time period and from scholars in other disciplines with historical interests in children, young people and athletics.

Please submit a full-length article (c. 10,000 words) and a one page CV by September 1, 2009. Articles submitted for publication should follow the guidelines contained in The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition using endnotes. Author information, including an abstract that details the argument and significance of the essay, must be included on a separate page and all identifying information should be removed from the manuscript prior to submission. All manuscripts accepted for consideration in the special issue will be peer reviewed by outside readers. Please send an electronic copy (preferably in Microsoft Word format) to:

Brian D. Bunk

JHCY is a peer-reviewed journal published on behalf of the Society for the History of Children and Youth by Johns Hopkins University Press. For more information please visit the website at

Thursday, March 05, 2009

JOB: Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University

The Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position in the area of Sport Management to begin August 2009. Approximately 500 undergraduate students, 35 MS students, and 15 PhD students are currently enrolled in the Sport Management program. The program supports a total of 6 tenure line faculty and 4 clinical/instructional faculty. Candidates will be expected to participate in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and contribute to the undergraduate curriculum and program of study.

Position: Assistant Instructional Professor, non-tenure track appointment

• Required Masters in Sport Management, or closely related field; earned Doctorate preferred.
• Evidence of ability to teach at the undergraduate level
• Ability to teach sport finance and sport marketing, and closely related topics.
• Contribute to the undergraduate student curriculum, admissions, and program
• Preference will be given to applicants who have the ability to teach at graduate level, an established line of scholarly research and can contribute to the mission and goals of the Center for Sport Management Research and Education (

Appointment: 9 months, effective August 31, 2009, with opportunities for summer teaching

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Application: Send a letter of application, a statement of teaching interest, curriculum vitae or resume, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to:

Gregg Bennett, EdD
Division of Sport Management
Department of Health and Kinesiology
4243 TAMU
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-4243
Phone: 979.845.0156

Closing Date: Review of candidates will begin April 1, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.


Texas A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a climate that affirms diversity of both persons and views, including differences in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, and disability.

CFP: “Olympic Reform: A Ten-Year Review”


“Olympic Reform: A Ten-Year Review”
University of Toronto, May 19-20, 2009

In 1999, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) embarked upon a major series of reforms to governance, the bidding process to host Olympics, the reporting of information, and to important programmes such as Olympic Solidarity.

The reforms came in response to revelations of bribes paid to ensure that Salt Lake City won the right to host the 2002 Winter Olympics. As major sponsors threatened to withdraw their support, the IOC responded by establishing the ‘2000 Commission’. The 2000 Commission’s 50 recommendations for reform were quickly approved.
This conference will conduct a critical review of the implementation of the reform package – successes, failures and unintended consequences. The review is timely because the reforms were introduced with no independent review mechanism; and the conference takes place mid-way between the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics.
Academics, activists, policy makers and sport leaders will gather to examine the context of reform, evaluate the implementation of the 1999 reform package, and identify issues and concerns that warrant further analysis and action.

Abstracts and proposals for sessions are invited in the following areas:

The Context of Reform -- topics related to the growing climate of reform that preceded the Salt Lake City scandal, including (but not limited to): the struggle for gender equity at the Olympics; the growth of critical scholarship and investigative journalism; the Olympic Truce and peace building initiatives; doping scandals and reform initiatives; and the politics of Olympic site selection.

Critical Analysis of the Reform Package – topics related to the IOC 2000 Commission reforms, including (but not limited to): Olympic Solidarity – Sport development and development through sport; WADA and doping; bidding for the Olympic Games before and after Salt Lake City; Olympic legacies; equity, representation, and the structure of the IOC; transparency and communication; and Olympism, education and culture.

Athletes’ Rights – topics related to the influence of IOC reforms on athletes’ rights, including (but not limited to): health, injury, and doping; media rights and the right to speak out; child athletes; sponsorship; labour rights; and other issues concerning the similarities and differences between athletes’ rights and the rights guaranteed to all humans under various international Charters.

Olympic Reform: Monitoring and Advocacy – topics related to monitoring the implementation of reforms and advocating for future reforms, including (but not limited to): Olympics and corporate social responsibility; sport and ‘good governance’; environment and sustainable development; Sport for All; sport for development and peace; legacies; ensuring rights; and conflict resolution.

The conference will feature keynote addresses by international and Canadian sport leaders and scholars, 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 March 15, 2009.

The conference website will be up shortly, and further information
about the programme and speakers will also be posted.

Submit abstracts and any questions to the Conference Organizer, Russell Field, at:; or to Heather Dichter at:

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. Russell Field
Faculty of Physical Education and Health
University of Toronto

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

CFP: CESH-Conference deadline extended

On behalf of Angela Teja, organizer, and as President elect, I have the
pleasure to inform you that the deadline for CESH-Conference in Italy has
been postponed to the 1rst of April.

more information at:

I expect to see you in Pisa.

Jean-François Loudcher

CFP: 1st International Sport Science Congress

1st International Sport Science Congress

Under the title “Facing new Challenges: Education, Health, Promotion and Integration in Gymnastics and Sports” an International Sports Science Congress will be held in
Frankfurt, Germany, 4th – 5th of June 2009 during the International German Gymnastics Festival.

The deadline for the abstract submission has been prolonged until the 1st of April 2009

The Congress is a groundbreaking component of the International German Gymnastics Festival. In cooperation with international sports and science federations (DTB, TAFISA, ISCA, DOSB, dvs) and under the patronage of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) the Congress will build a bridge between praxis and theory.

An international pool of speakers invites you to discuss topics like integration and migration, health promotion and education of children and youth in sports. There will also be open sessions.

Already participants from 13 different nations have registered.

For more information and the submission of your abstracts see

ANNOUNCEMENT: Southern Sport Management Association’s (SSMA) annual conference with MTSU’s Journal of Sport Administration and Supervision (JSAS)

Sun Belt Institutions Announce
Partnership Between Journal
and Sport Management Conference

TROY, Ala.—Sport management faculty members at Sun Belt Conference institutions Troy University and Middle Tennessee State University today announced a strategic partnership between the Southern Sport Management Association’s (SSMA) annual conference with MTSU’s Journal of Sport Administration and Supervision (JSAS).

Dr. Fred Green, professor and faculty athletics representative at Troy and founder of SSMA, and Dr. Colby B. Jubenville, associate professor of sport management at MTSU and publisher of JSAS, announced the partnership by stating that the purpose behind the partnership was to unite two academic-based entities that shared a common mission of serving practitioners in the field of sport management.

“As more people are embracing the vision of this conference, its regional footprint is taking shape, and information that is relative and pertinent to practitioners is being disseminated,” Green said.

“Troy saw a great opportunity to connect with a fellow Sun Belt Conference institution through a synergetic relationship with JSAS.”

Such synergy, Jubenville said, revolves around the commonalities of the two entities.

“Our vision is for the journal to provide practical academic research that can be used by professionals in the sport industry to help them do their jobs better,” Jubenville said.

“Since SSMA involves both sport academicians and practitioners with students at its annual conference, it obviously shares some important core values with us, and connecting the two was a practical way to further the missions of both entities.”

SSMA will host its 5th Southern Sport Management Conference at Troy University in Troy, Ala., April 16-17, 2009. The conference aims to provide a blend of sport management academicians and practitioners who champion meaningful research and best practices to students seeking to become successful sport managers.

Prior conferences featured presentations by sport management professors from nine states in the Southeast, as well as numerous practitioners, including athletic directors, marketing professionals, team owners, sport agents, recreation directors, sports festival directors, radio personalities, and collegiate licensing directors.

Green began to formulate his vision for SSMA over seven years ago, seeking to create an affordable regional conference in the Southeast, which boasts a heavy concentration of sport management academic programs.

His vision was to provide a vehicle for professors and students to interact with professionals and discuss ways to improve the sport management discipline and the sport industry.

Jubenville was one colleague with whom Green frequently shared his vision.

“Fred and I talked about the conference for a number of years. To his great credit, he helped bring it to fruition, and our academic discipline, industry, region, and students are all better for it,” Jubenville said.

Spurred on by practitioner-oriented colleagues in the sport management academy like Green, Jubenville co-founded JSAS in 2007 along with Dr. Benjamin Goss, an assistant professor at Missouri State University.

“Ben and I saw a great deal of solid, practical sport management research coming from academic institutions that wasn’t being published by mainstream peer-reviewed sport management journals,” Jubenville said.

“We also saw a desperate need for an outlet to distribute research that wouldn’t intimidate or confuse practitioners and that was readily accessible to them, so we put together the blueprint for JSAS.”

Accordingly, Jubenville and Goss established JSAS with a mission “to develop, advance, disseminate, promote, and preserve knowledge within the academic discipline of sport management by providing an outlet that is both grounded in academic theory and driven by the needs of practitioners and the environment of the sport industry.”

Four primary drivers advance the mission, including:

Phenomenology, which shifts research focus in the sport management academy toward a more precise study of distinct phenomena, ideas, and events

Development of the Scholarly Sport Practitioner by serving as a channel of pragmatic information that encourages practitioners in the sport management field to champion ethics and pioneer innovation by helping create a greater understanding of the applicability of sport management research to their organizations, job duties, and skills

Development of social responsibility in sport organizations and stakeholders by publishing research that will enable sport organizations and stakeholders to better understand and function in their roles within sport, one of society’s more prominent, preeminent, pervasive, and powerful social institutions

Open access, which will allow the journal to disseminate research knowledge in a format that is readily and globally accessible to scholars, practitioners, students, media, and the public

To coincide with the conference opening, JSAS will publish its inaugural issue in mid-April 2009.

Goss, who serves as the journal’s editor, noted that the relationship between the conference and journal would provide a boost for both that neither could achieve alone.

“Without question, JSAS couldn’t have chosen a better partner than SSMA,” Goss said, “and the reason the partnership will be successful is because it brings a voice—which is the journal—together with a vehicle, which is the conference.

“While both the voice and the vehicle have separate strengths, they become much stronger and salient together,” Goss said.

“As time goes on, I believe we will see specific advances in the sport industry that will be direct results of this partnership, and I am anxious to watch them unfold.”


For more information, contact:
Colby B. Jubenville
615-898-2909 •

Frederick E. Green
334-670-3764 •

For more information about the journal, go to:

For more information about the conference, go to:

CFP: Special Issue: “Sport, Language, and Culture”


Special Issue: “Sport, Language, and Culture”

Guest Editors: Kelby K. Halone, West Virginia University Lindsey J. Meân, Arizona State University

Journal: Journal of Language and Social Psychology


The domain of sport is a linguistically rich locale for understanding processes and practices of everyday life. An overview of the interdisciplinary sport research intimates how processes of language play a central and critical role in understanding a host of personal, relational, health, group, intergroup, organizational, political, mediated, and public settings. These settings give rise to an array of language-based considerations at micro, meso, and macro levels.

Research on sport has historically endorsed disciplinary assumptions that privilege an understanding of sport from psychological and sociological paradigms, but with a limited focus on the language-based processes that literally constitute and regulate the enactment, organization, (re)production, and consumption of sport.

What remains absent from this interdisciplinary body of scholarship is a focused consideration of the centrality of language in/about sport. Thus the special issue aims to provide a scholarly outlet to collectively articulate and illustrate language-based research (in all of its respective manifestations) to advance and promote: (a) the interdisciplinary literature on sport; (b) theory and research at the intersection of the language and sport disciplines; (c) the intellectual legitimacy of language-based disciplines; (d) opportunities to facilitate a coherent, diversified—yet unified—language-based research agenda on sport.

Scholarly manuscripts that empirically examine the centrality of language to processes, dynamics, and outcomes of sport in/and culture will be considered. All methodological approaches to the study of language, sport, and culture are welcomed. It is hoped that the special issue will provide a pluralistic representation of the diversity of research (e.g., language; discourse; communication; sport) that contribute to the intellectual intersections among the burgeoning domain of scholarship. To that end, the author(s) must clearly articulate the theoretical framework(s) and methodological position(s) that ground their empirical analyses, and how their respective approach contributes to the developing understandings of sport, language, and culture.

Manuscripts should be advanced electronically by May 1, 2009 to both
editors: Kelby K. Halone ( and Lindsey J. Meân ( Submission should include two separate attachments: (a) a cover sheet with the title, author(s), affiliation(s), full contact information, brief biographical information, and acknowledgements; (b) the manuscript proper. No identifying reference to the author(s) should be in the manuscript text or notes. All manuscripts should follow the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition) and should be prepared in accordance with the "Manuscript Submission Guidelines" found in published editions of the Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Manuscripts should typically not exceed 25 typewritten pages (excluding notes, references, tables, and figures; located on separate pages). An abstract of no more than 200 words and a maximum of eight keywords should accompany the manuscript. A statement acknowledging that the manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere for consideration should be included in the cover materials.

If electronic submission poses a hardship, please contact either editor by e-mail or by phone (Halone: 304.293.3905; Meân: 602.543.6682) to arrange an alternative submission format. Advanced queries about the suitability or appropriateness of a submission and/or the special issue are both appreciated and welcomed.

Kelby K. Halone, Ph108 Armstrong Hall
Morgantown, WV 26506-6293
304.293.3905 ext. 2112

CFP: 2nd annual Physical Cultural Studies Student Conference

The 2nd annual Physical Cultural Studies Student Conference will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park. Organized and run by the graduate students in the Physical Cultural Studies program in the Department of Kinesiology, the conference aims to provide a welcoming space for the sharing of ideas and scholarship across a multitude of disciplines. Guided by the theme of The Body, Health & Society, this year's conference welcomes students from cultural studies, sociology, sport studies, sport history, kinesiology, public health, and many other fields. The conference is being held in conjunction with the Department of Kinesiology's annual Husman lecture, this year featuring Dr. Dan Landers from Arizona State University. Please join us on April 24, 2009!

We are currently accepting abstracts, which should be no more than 250 words and submitted on or before March 15, 2009. Please send abstracts (and any questions you might have regarding the conference) to either Callie Batts at or Jaime DeLuca at

For more information, please visit

STUDY ABROAD: Sport, Commerce & Culture in the Global Marketplace'

The University of Memphis is once again offering the 'Sport, Commerce & Culture in the Global Marketplace' Study Abroad program in London, England. We will be in England July 12-25, 2009.

The course will be of interest to graduate and undergraduate students interested in international sport business, sport management, globalization, culture, and the production and consumption of sport. In addition to formal academic lectures and readings the course features lectures from and discussions with industry executives, and 'behind the scenes' tours of the organizations that we visit. The organizations that we plan to visit this year include the FA Premier League, Octagon, Visa, BSkyB television, Arsenal Football Club, the Rugby Football Union, British Olympic Association, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club, and Lord's Cricket Ground. Once again, we will be running the program in conjunction with the University of Maryland.

Students can earn 6 credits (2 courses) for participating in the program.

A major reason for the success of the program in previous years has been the diversity of students that have participated from different universities across North America, including Arkansas State University, Clemson University, University of Denver, George Washington University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, Laurentian University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Mount Union College, Rice University, University of San Francisco, Towson University, and University of Windsor.

I am hoping that you would be willing to publicize the program among folks that might be interested at your institution. If you could post the attached flyer, and/or contact directly any students that you feel may find this program interesting, I would be most appreciative. Please have anybody that would like more information contact me directly ( or visit the website ( There are also quotes from students and photos from previous trips on the website.

Best wishes,

John Amis, PhD



LSA conference, July 7-9, 2009 LEISURE EXPERIENCES: PARTICIPATING, PLANNING, PROVIDING hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University, Centre for Sport, Physical Education and Activity Research (SPEAR) and the Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure

Main sub-themes: Performing . . . Learning . . . Locating . . . Risk

PROGRAMME UPDATE: A focused stream 'Researching Gender: Principles and Practices in Sport, Leisure and Physical Education' will now form part of the theme 'Performing Leisure'. The aim of the stream is to develop understandings of gender and intersectionality in leisure studies and possible themes may include changes to what have traditionally been seen as masculine or feminine sport and leisure spaces, methodological innovation in gender studies of sport and leisure practices, and theoretical advancements to feminist research in sport, leisure and PE.

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS -DEADLINE 15 MARCH - Papers are invited that address one or more of the conference themes: Performing Leisure (including the Researching Gender stream); Learning Leisure; Locating Leisure; Risk and Leisure. Please contact Myrene McFee for LSA and LSA 2009 information or visit the conference main web page and linked pages to proposal guidelines and main themes, as well as info on accommodation, registration rates, and registration forms.

LSA 2009 Committee Chair: Dr Ian Wellard

ALSO -- circulate this announcement to any and all who you feel might take an interest in the 2009 Conference of the Leisure Studies Association.

AWARD: ISHPES Junior Scholar Award - 2009


The ISHPES junior scholar award will be presented at the 11th International ISHPES Congress to be held at the University of Stirling, Scotland on 14-18 July, 2009. It is awarded for an unpublished essay of outstanding quality in the field of sport history. Eligible scholars must be a member of ISHPES and a registered student (undergraduate or graduate) at the time of the Seminar or a young scholar under the age of 35.The essay must be submitted in one of the official ISHPES languages (German, English or French) and the text itself (including notes and bibliography) must not exceed 10,000 words. The main criteria for selection will be based on originality, the scientific quality of the research and the value of the study from the perspective of international sport history. The theme of the Congress is Sport in History: Promises and Problems though the paper need not be directly related to the theme.

The award winner will receive free registration at the Congress and a year’s subscription to ISHPES. His/her paper will be published in Stadion and the winner, together with any other entrant whose work is recognized by the committee for its quality, will receive a diploma that will be presented at an award ceremony during the Congress. The essays must be submitted to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Patricia Vertinsky, School of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, V6T 1Z1, Canada, or preferably by email attachment, before March 15, 2009.

CFP: Special Issue of the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIIA)


Special Issue of the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIIA)

“Images of Intercollegiate Athletics and Intellectual Inquiry”

Publication date: July 2009

· Guest Editors: Drs. C. Keith Harrison (University of Central Florida) & Chad McEvoy (Illinois State University)

The special issue of the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics “Images of Intercollegiate Athletics and Intellectual Inquiry” seeks to extend the literature on education, athletics, policy, and cultural issues in 21st Century higher education. The College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) is pleased to sponsor the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIIA), a peer-reviewed, scholarly, open-access journal dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and disseminating interdisciplinary and interuniversity collaborative college-sport research. As the College Sport Research Institute’s official journal, JIIA is dedicated to critically examining ethical, social, economic, and political issues surrounding college sport in the United States and providing readers with thought-provoking editorials, research articles, and reviews.

Research indicates intercollegiate athletics not only impacts college athletes’ educational achievement, but also colors public perception and policy development. Within this setting, this special issue hopes to gather submissions from various methodological approaches (qualitative, quantitative, historical, or comparative), ideologies, conceptual frameworks, and levels of analysis into a cross-disciplinary college-sport mosaic. While submissions should offer a theoretical approach to the chosen college-sport issue, they should also attempt to offer practical recommendations for addressing the specific issue.

Manuscripts should follow the guidelines in the Publication of the American Psychological Association (5th Edition), and should be prepared in accordance with the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics requirements. Manuscripts must not be submitted to another journal while under review by the JIIA, nor should they have been previously published. Manuscripts will be subject to a triple-blind review. Manuscripts should be submitted no later than May 15, 2009 via email to:

Co-Guest Editor:
C. Keith Harrison, EdD
Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
DeVos Sport Business Management Program
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32816-1400
Phone: (407) 823-1158; Fax: (407) 823-4771

JOB: The University of Western Ontario

The University of Western Ontario
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Kinesiology

The Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Western Ontario invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology. The School seeks a scholar in the broad area of the socio-cultural aspects of sport and exercise. Disciplines from which interested applicants might apply may include but are not limited to sport and exercise history, management, philosophy, and sociology. An important dimension of the position description is the potential of the successful candidate to provide leadership in managing the International Center for Olympic Studies (ICOS), including securing funding to support the work of the ICOS; this leadership mandate could be one that is developed during the first two to three years of the appointment.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and will be expected to create a research program inclusive of the ability to attract significant funding (aiming toward Tri-council funding); to collaborate with existing scholars in the socio-cultural areas within Kinesiology and outside groups (Western and elsewhere); and train graduate and undergraduate students. She/he will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The effective date of appointment is July 1, 2009. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a research plan, and the names, addresses, and contact numbers of three referees to:

Dr. Earl Noble
School of Kinesiology
Faculty of Health Sciences
3M Centre
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
N6A 3K7

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 1, 2009
Please quote number HS 102 on all correspondence

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

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

Please find attached the latest ISSA eBulletin.

Looking forward seeing you in Utrecht!

Conference Secretariat ISSA 2009

Odette Jansen

Phone: +31 30 253 9304