Monday, November 30, 2009

CFP: 10th International Symposium for Olympic Research

Rethinking Matters Olympic:

Investigations into the Socio-Cultural Study of the Modern Olympic Movement

10th International Symposium for Olympic Research

organized and sponsored by

The International Centre for Olympic Studies


The University of Western Ontario

28, 29, 30 October 2010

At this time I would like to extend an invitation to interested individuals to submit an abstract of your most recent Olympic-related research for adjudication towards presenting at the 10th Symposium, with accepted papers to be published in the Symposium Proceedings, which, as usual, will be produced and available to you upon your arrival at the Symposium. The deadline date for submission of abstracts is Monday, 1 March 2010, and the submission of final texts by no later than Friday, 30 July 2010. We will, as per the Beijing Model, follow up this initial announcement with periodic newsletter-announcements detailing other organizational details, such as registration fees, accommodation logistics, the program as it develops, keynote addresses, and other matters. I wish you all the very best for the remainder of 2009 and throughout the upcoming Olympic year of 2010. Cheers, and I look forward to hearing from you. Bob Barney

Sunday, November 29, 2009

CFP: ISHPES Seminar - "Sport and the State: A Controversial Relationship"

Call for Papers

We would like to remind you that the next ISHPES Seminar is scheduled to
take place June 3-6, 2010. The central topic of this year's Seminar is "Sport and
the State: A Controversial Relationship". It will focus above all on this
"controversial relationship". Not only historians, but also sociologists,
political scientists, and representatives of related disciplines are
expressly invited to come and contribute their thoughts from their own
specific perspective. The deadline for abstract submissions is February
15, 2010. For further details, please visit our website at

Yoav Meckel, Ph.D,

Chairman of the Organizing Committee

The ZinmanCollege of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Wingate
Institute, Israel

Congress Office:
Tel- 972-98639200

Mail Address:


INTERNSHIP: College Sport Research Institute

The College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) Internship Program allows students/individuals from any academic discipline the ability to gain practical research, development or event-management experience. Consistent with the mission and goals of CSRI and the Scholarly Conference on College Sport, we welcome both undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in college sport, college-sport research, event-management, development, or education to apply for the internship program. Internships can be structured for course credit.

Commitment and Compensation

CSRI internships are flexible, in regard to time commitments. Presently, research and event-management internships are unpaid. As a result we recognize interns in these positions may need to secure additional part-time employment. Therefore, the minimum time commitment for research and event-management interns is 20 hours/week. Since development internships are paid - based on a percent (20%) of developed memberships, donations, or sponsorships - the minimum time expectation for these internships is 30 hours per week. However, if interns require a specified number of hours to satisfy course credit requirements, CSRI can accommodate such a need.

  • Research Internships (Three - [3] Internships)

  • Development Internships (Two [2] Internships) Paid

  • Event-Operations Internships (Two [2] Internships)

How to Apply

Internship applicants must submit an application packet that includes:

  • Resume specifying academic standing and GPA

  • Letter of interest detailing: Previous experience, Education & Rationale for applying

  • Three letters of recommendation (one from a previous professor)

Send all appropriate paperwork to:

CSRI Internship Coordinator

College Sport Research Institute

Evergreen House, CB 8162

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Email information to:

Application Deadlines

College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) internships are offered during fall, spring, and summer semesters. Interested candidates must submit an application packet by the deadlines listed below:

Spring: December 11

Summer: March 15

Fall: June 15

For more information on each internship, please visit the College Sport Research Institute website:

SEMINAR: Insuffler la paix - pensez-y, parlez-en, faites-la!

Pour diffusion immédiate
Novembre 2009

Le YMCA du Grand Moncton insuffle la paix chez les personnes de tous âges durant la Semaine de la paix du YMCA

(Moncton, N.-B.) – Chacun de nous a le potentiel d’être un bâtisseur de paix comme le souligne le thème de la Semaine de la paix du YMCA : « Insuffler la paix - pensez-y, parlez-en, faites-la! ». En concert avec les autres YMCA du Canada, le YMCA du Grand Moncton insuffle la paix et aide les enfants, les jeunes et les adultes à avoir une influence positive, spécialement durant la Semaine de la paix se déroulant du 21 au 28 novembre 2009.

« Dans le monde planétaire d’aujourd’hui, nous sommes plus liés les uns aux autres que nous puissions l’imaginer, dit Chris Robicheau, coordonnateur du Comité international du YMCA du Grand Moncton. En diffusant notre message de paix, nous sommes capables d’inspirer les autres à s’engager dans des actions pacifiques », d’ajouter M. Robicheau.

Même si la paix fait partie des programmes de toute l’année du YMCA du Grand Moncton, dans le cadre de la Semaine de la paix, on met plus d’accent sur l’exploration de la paix à de nombreux échelons, spécialement chez les enfants et les jeunes. Cette année, on se concentre sur le fait d’inspirer les autres à s’engager activement dans la paix dans leur vie quotidienne. Cela constitue une partie importante de l’instauration de la paix.

« Nos actions individuelles à l’égard de la paix sont des éléments clés de la création d’un monde plus sain et pacifique. La Semaine de la paix du YMCA est centrée sur l’importance de démontrer et de vivre nos valeurs de base d’inclusion, de respect, de responsabilité, de bienveillance, d’amour et de protection de la Terre », dit M. Robicheau.

Le YMCA a créé un guide d’activités axées sur la paix pour aider les enfants, les jeunes et les adultes à traduire leurs valeurs en action en explorant des sujets comme la coopération, l’empathie, le respect, la communication positive, la résolution des conflits et les parallèles entre les enjeux mondiaux et communautaires. Le YMCA encourage les parents et les enseignants à consulter le site pour télécharger ce guide gratuit.

Un fait saillant de la semaine est l’octroi de la Médaille de la paix du YMCA à une personne ou un groupe qui, sans ressources spéciales, démontre un engagement à l’égard de la paix par le biais de ses contributions spéciales au sein de la collectivité ou à l’étranger.


This the third call for submissions for the December edition of the NASSS Newsletter.

Deadline: Friday, December 11 at midnight.

Send to Sean Smith (


Saturday| January 16| 2010

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 and exercise to our annual day conference, held in the memory of our colleague, Dr. Donald Macintosh.

Call for papers

Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference should send abstracts or proposals for round-table discussions to Samantha King ( by December 15, 2009. We are looking for presentations of works-in-progress, as well as presentations of completed research.

The conference programme will consist of several sessions of graduate student presentations, a catered lunch, and the annual Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture.

Dr. Christine Dallaire of the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa/École des Sciences de l’Activités Physique, Université d’Ottawa will speak on:

“The Jeux de la Francophonie Canadienne 2008 and the Discursive Construction of Francophoneness as a Technique of the Self”

Kingston is accessible by VIA rail or bus. It is a two hour and 45 minute drive from downtown Toronto or downtown Montreal. It is a two-hour drive from Ottawa and a one-hour drive from Watertown, NY.

Registration fees are $30 for faculty and $20 for students.

For information, or to add your name to our email list, write to Karima Dorney (

CONFERENCE: Place and Rôle of Olympism in Education in Europe.

An international conference will be held in Besancon the third of December
entitled : Place and Rôle of Olympism in Education in Europe. This
conference (French language) is free. You'll find the programme on the
site of CESH.

Sincerely yours

JF Loudcher
President of European Committee for Sports History


Dear colleagues

I am preparing a collection of papers on Sport Management for a book titled:


I invite you to participate by submitting a paper for this book.

The deadline for papers is March 30th 2010.

The following is a list of possible topics:

• Entrepreneurship in sport
• Sport management
• Philanthropy and social responsibility in sports-related industries
• Sports marketing
• Sponsorship, branding and targeting initiatives in sports
• College and professional sports
• Marketing innovations in sports and sports-related industries
• Challenges and opportunities in sports-related industries
• Regulatory and government issues in sport marketing
• Marketing of sport events and sport teams broadcast rights
• Segmenting and developing the sport consumer and sports teams
• Internationalization activities in sport
• The impact of sports on other industries (e.g. education, tourism, law)

Please email your papers in a word document file by March 30th 2010.

Best regards,


Dr Vanessa Ratten
Assistant Professor
Management Division
A J Palumbo & J F Donahue Schools of Business Administration
464 Rockwell Hall
Duquesne University
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Phone: 412 396 1907

Previous handbooks:

AWARD: NASSS 2010 Book Award

The North American Society for the Sociology of Sport invites nominations for
its annual book award. Books eligible for the award will meet ALL of the
following criteria:

• The book offers a scholarly analysis of a sport related issue or phenomenon
written from a sociological, anthropological, or related perspective.
• The book was first published in 2009.
• The book has not previously been a NASSS book award selection and has not been
previously nominated.

Please use the form on the NASSS Awards webpage ( ) when submitting titles for consideration. Deadline
for nominations is March 1, 2010.

Best regards,
Parissa Safai
2010 NASSS Book Award Committee Chair

Parissa Safai, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Science

CFP: North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)


Coronado Springs Resort & Convention Center, Lake Buena Vista, Florida May 28-31, 2010

The 38th annual convention of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) will be held at the Coronado Springs Resort & Convention Center, Walt Disney World, Florida, May 28-31, 2010. (Information about convention registration and accommodations available at NASSH2010.ORG)

The Program Committee encourages all NASSS members and others interested in sport history to think about research presentation possibilities for the convention. Abstracts may be submitted for individual papers (20 minutes) or for complete sessions (95 minutes – typically, but not necessarily, composed of 3 presenters at 20 minutes each, a commentator at 20 minutes, and discussion at 15 minutes). Proposals for complete sessions are strongly encouraged.

All submissions will be evaluated by the Program Committee (Catriona Parratt [Chair]) according to their individual merit, contribution to the field, and potential contribution as components of the total program. Proposals that do not provide all the information requested will be returned to the author(s). The deadline for the submission of proposals is *** DECEMBER 1, 2009 ***. Please send abstracts to Catriona Parratt, Program Chair, by E-mail at or via fax to 319-335-6669.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


ISHPES Seminar 2010
3 - 6 June 2010
"Sport and the State:
A Controversial Relationship" organized by The Zinman College of
Physical Education & Sport Sciences
at the Wingate Institute Israel
and the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES)

This seminar is part of the 2010 Wingate Congress of Exercise & Sport Sciences
For more information see or ask Annette Hofmann (

CONFERENCE: Transnational Scholars for the Study of Gender and Sport

The 5th conference of the Transnational Scholars for the Study of Gender and Sport will be held in Lyon, France, on the 21, 22 and 23 January, 2010. There will be no fee, but attendees will have to pay their lunches at the restaurant of the university (around 9 euros).
Lyon is easily reachable by train (TGV = 2 h from Paris) or plane (Lyon St Exupery Airport).
The University is at 10' by local transport from the train Station of Lyon-La Part Dieu.

For more information contact
Thierry Terret

Conference: A Mirror to Our Culture: Sport and Society in America

“A Mirror to Our Culture: Sport and Society in America” will be a distinctive,
intimate, and affordable three-day event that will provide opportunities for sports
academics and professionals working in sports-related fields to network and to share
their expertise on a wide range topics related to American sports. It is
co-sponsored by the Green Bay Packers and St. Norbert College.

The conference includes a number of elements meant to create a unique experience for
all those who participate and attend. Paul Tagliabue, former Commissioner (CEO) of
the National Football League, Carl Vogel, Partner of SCP Worldwide, and Robert
Kustra, President of Boise State University, will give major addresses offering
their perspectives on Sports in America, The Future of American Sports, and Modern
College Athletics - A View from the Top. The conference will also include a gallery
exhibition of the finest American sports photography, and a juried festival of
sports-themed films and videos. More details can be found at

The conference registration fee of $275 will include a dinner for all attendees in
the Legends Club Area at Lambeau Field, three days of luncheons, several coffee
breaks daily, a guided tour of Lambeau Field, admission to the Packers Hall of Fame,
access to all major addresses and sessions, and admission to photography gallery and
all film/video showings. There also will be single-day conference registration
available when registration opens February 1, 2010.

To maintain an intimate atmosphere, total registration at the conference will be
limited to 300. Preference for registration will be given to those giving papers and
presentations. We encourage you to submit your paper/presentation abstract at We hope to see you
next May!

Kevin G. Quinn, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics
Conference Director, "A Mirror to Our Culture:
Sport and Society in America"

St. Norbert College
100 Grant Street
De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 403-3447 phone
(920) 403-4098 fax

Sunday, November 01, 2009

JOB: Dean, School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences, Barry University

Dean of the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences

Institution: Barry University
Posted: October 31, 2009
Location: Florida
Category: Kinesiology/exercise physiology/physical education, Academic administration, Deans
Position Description: Not Provided
Employment Level: Full Time
Salary: Unspecified

Dean of the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences

Barry University seeks a dynamic, energetic and innovative leader to serve as Dean of the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences. This is a full-time, 12-month position. The Dean reports to the Provost and is the academic officer who provides administrative supervision and leadership to the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences (HPLS). The School of HPLS is comprised of three distinct units: the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences (SES), the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA), and the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness (CRW).

The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

* An earned Doctorate from a regionally/internationally accredited institution in one of the disciplines represented in the School of HPLS.
* A strong record of teaching and scholarship that supports the vision and goals of the School and a record of academic achievement consistent with an appointment at the rank of full professor.
* A record of success in resource allocation and securing external funding.
* Five years successful administrative experience in higher education at the department chair level or above or other comparable experience.
* Experience with program standards and review processes of accrediting agencies.
* Significant budgetary and planning experience in higher education.
* Commitment to NCAA Division II philosophy of athletic and academic balance and excellence among all student-athletes.
* Ability to promulgate recreation and wellness among the Barry community.
* Commitment to diversity, shared governance, faculty/coaches/staff development, and academic excellence consistent with the university's Adrian Dominican mission.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills that support the development and cultivation of new opportunities within the School, the University, and the community.


The Dean is responsible for providing visionary leadership and strategic planning for the programs in the School in cooperation and consultation with the faculty, coaches, and staff. The Dean will oversee faculty, coach, and staff development as well as the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of goals and directions for the three units. The Dean will be expected to manage the budget, support faculty research, support the development of new programming and public/private partnerships, and oversee self-studies for accreditation.

The Campus and Community:

Barry University is a comprehensive Catholic institution with a diverse student population of over 8,000. The university consists of two colleges and seven schools with a full-time faculty of 300. The University offers 45 undergraduate degrees and more than 25 graduate programs. The campus in located within the greater Miami metropolitan community of Miami Shores, Florida.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2009 and will continue until position is filled. The appointment date is July 1, 2010. Letter of interest, CV, contact information for three to five references, unofficial doctoral transcripts, and statement of educational philosophy should be sent electronically to Dr. Karen A. Callaghan, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Barry University is an equal opportunity employer. International professionals are encouraged to apply.