Saturday, July 31, 2010

CFP: Sport and Leisure History Seminar

Sport and Leisure History Seminar: Call for Papers

Dear all,

We are now looking for speakers for the 2010/11 programme of the Sport and
Leisure History seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, which
takes place in the Ecclesiastical History Room at 17:15 on Mondays
fortnightly. The purpose of this seminar group is to provide a forum for
the presentation and discussion of leading edge research in the history of
sport and leisure and its relationship with wider cultural, social and
political issues, covering a vast selection of nations and periods, from
antiquity to the present. We are looking for papers on a broad range of
topics, including but not limited to:

• Sport and leisure and identity
• Sport and leisure and gender
• The experiences of participants in sport and leisure
• The treatment and interpretation of sport and leisure in various media
• Sport and leisure and the physical environment
• Commercial aspects of sport and leisure
• Cultures of spectatorship and fandom
• Sports administration
• Sports diplomacy
• Issues of exercise, health and fitness
• Tourism and holidaymaking

For the purpose of achieving greater diversity in our subject matter this
year, we are looking in particular for papers on non-sporting forms of
leisure and on non-British topics, although each abstract we receive will
be considered on its own merits. If you are interested in presenting your
research, please send an approx. 200-300 word abstract for your planned
paper, as well as a brief biography, to by
Friday, August 27th. Please also indicate which of the following dates you
would be able to do (if you could do potentially do one of any number of
dates, please say so):

Autumn term: Oct 11; Oct 25; Nov 8; Nov 22; Dec 6
Spring term: Jan 17; Jan 31; Feb 14; Feb 28; Mar 14; Mar 28
Summer term: May 9; May 23; Jun 6; Jun 20

Finally, we are also considering trialling the podcasting of some of our
seminars (just the papers, not the subsequent questions) during the
forthcoming academic year, with these podcasts then becoming available
online from the IHR website. If you would be interested in letting your
paper be one of those that we podcast, please let us know.

Many thanks,

The Convenors


We have a few remaining entries needing authors for the multi-volume collection
Please contact me at if you are interested in authoring any of
the following. Unlike previous multi-volume examinations of sport, this will be
divided into regional sections with a section of broad issues at the beginning.

ENTRIES (target word count)

Amateur Athletic Association (UK) 1000
Association Football, England 5000
Association Football, Scotland 2500
Billiards 500
Curling, Scotland 500
Darts 500
Field Hockey, British Isles and Europe 1000
Folk Games, British Isles 1500
Gender and Sport, British Isles 2500
Isle of Man Motorcycle Races 250
Netball, British Isles 750
Race and Sport, British Isles 2500
Rowing/Sculling, British Isles 1500
Rugby Union Football, England 3500
Scottish Sports Council 250
Shinty 500
Snooker 2500
Tartan Army 250
Trapball 250

Archery 500
Bobsledding, Luge and Skeleton 1000
Bosman Ruling 1000
Bullfighting 1000
European Union and Sport 1000
Figure Skating, Europe 1500
Floorball 250
Gymnastics, Danish 500
Gymnastics, Swedish 1000
Ice Hockey, Europe 3000
Orienteering 250
Rock Climbing 250
Tchoukball 250
Vladimir Tretiak 250
Rafael Nadal 250
Rugby, Rest of Europe (excludes France and Italy) 500
Sonja Hennie 500
Weightlifting, Europe 500
Women's Olympics 1000

Baseball, Cuba 2000
Baseball, Puerto Rico 500
Baseball, Mexico 750
Baseball, Central and South America 500
C.L.R. James and Beyond and Boundary 500
Cricket, West Indies 4000
Fast Bowling, West Indies Cricket, 250
Volleyball, Brazil 750
Usain Bolt 250

2010 Olympic Winter Games 500
1904 Summer Olympic Games 500
1932 Summer Olympic Games 1000
1972 Summit on Ice Series 500
1980 Olympic Winter Games 500
1996 Olympic Summer Games 1000
Alpine Skiiing, North America 750
American Football 5000
America's Cup 1500
Athletics (Track and Field) Canada, 1000
Baseball, Canada 1500
Black Sox Scandal 1000
Bowl Games, College Football, USA 1250
Cycling, North America 1000
Danica Patrick 250
Drag Racing 250
Duke Kahanamoko 500
Extreme Sports 1000
Fox Hunting, North America 500
Gender and Sport, USA 3000
Golf, Disc 250
Handball, American 500
Horse Racing, North America 3000
Horseshoes 500
Ice Hockey, Canada 4000
Ice Hockey, USA 2000
Indy Car Auto Racing 1500
Jeux de la Francophonie 1000
Johnny Weismuller 500
LeBron James 250
Lou Gehrig 250
Kobe Bryant 250
Major League Baseball 1500
Mia Hamm 500
Native American Sports 1500
Paddle Ball 250
Paintball 500
Pete Rose (including betting scandal) 250
Pigeon Racing 250
Pool (Pocket Billiards), North America 500
Raquetball 500
Richard Riot 500
Rival Professional Football Leagues, USA 500
Roller Derby 750
Sailboarding 500
Sailing, North America 1500
Satchel Paige 250
Skiing, Water 500
Snowboarding 500
Spalding Sporting Goods Company 750
Spalding World Baseball Tour 500
Sport in Literature and Film, North America 3500
Street Hockey 250
Tiger Woods 1000
Title IX 500
Trampolining 250
Truck and Tractor Pulling 500
Swimming, USA 1500
Swimming, Canada 500
Ty Cobb 250
Walter Johnson 250
World Hockey Association 500
World Series 500

Association Football and Liberation Movements, Africa 1500
Baseball, South Africa 500
Commonwealth Games, African Nations 1000
Field Hockey, South Africa 500
Gender and Sport, Africa 1000
Lutte Traditionelle (West African Wrestling) 500
Missionaries and Sport, Africa 1000
Netball, South Africa 750
Stick-Fighting 500
Sun City 500
Tennis, Africa 1000
Tutsi "High Jumping" 500

Aikido 500
Dragon Boat Racing 250
Golf, Japan 1000
Golf, Korea 500
Golf, South East Asia 500
Iaido 250
Ice Skating, Asia 500
Japanese Imperialism and Sport in Asia 500
Kendo 500
Kurash 250
Martial Arts, Phillipines 250
Muay Thai 250
Sepak Takraw 500
Speed Skating, Asia 500
Taekwondo 750
Tai Chi 500
Tennis, Asia 500
Volleyball, Asia 500
Wushu 250

Boxing, Australia 500
Field Hockey, Australia and New Zealand 500
Field Sports, Australia and New Zealand 1000
Lawn Bowling, Australia and New Zealand 500
Netball, Australia 1000
Netball, Pacific Islands 500
Rugby Union Football, Australia 2000
Softball, Australia 500
Surf lifesaving, Australia and New Zealand 1500
Surfing 2000 (global perspective or separate entries on USA, Australia/New
Zealand, Rest of World)
Swimming, Australia 2000
Traditional Sports, New Zealand and Pacific Islands 500
Trobriand Island Cricket 500

World Masters Games and Masters Sport Movement 1500
History and Practice of Sports Psychology 1000
Amateurism and Sport 1500
Nationalism and Sport 4000
Sport and Tourism 1500

John Nauright

Professor John Nauright, PhD
Provost's Fellow for International Programs

Director, Academy of International Sport
School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism
George Mason University
10900 University Drive MS 4E5
Manassas, VA, 20110

Monday, July 26, 2010

CONFERENCE: ISSA 2011, Cuba : Planning Info

Dear All,

As you know, the International Sociology of Sport Association will hold its 2011 Congress in Havana, Cuba. The congress is scheduled for July 12-15, 2011. The response to date from interested attendees suggests that we may need to place a SOLD OUT banner across the announcement page. We already have approximately 200 prospective & confirmed attendees from Latin American countries as well as USA citizens. We'd have the option to add more sessions as well as an additional day. To do so, we need NASSServ members from Canada and non-North Americans to quickly register their interest.

Please write to me at the return address or if you are planning on, or will genuinely consider, attending the Congress. We will need to modify our dates (if needed) before the conference website becomes operational. Please write before August 1. This will greatly assist planning and probably guarantee you a good cup of Cuban coffee each day - a useful beverage prior to any Hallinan, Jackson, et al. presentation.

Cheers & best regards,

Chris Hallinan
Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies
Monash University
Vice President, ISSA

SYMPOSIUM: Japanese Reflections on the History of Sport

Japanese Reflections on the History of Sport
One-day Symposium
Wednesday 8 September 2010

Organised by the International Centre for Sport History and Culture, De
Montfort University, Leicester, UK

The history of sport has its origins in the UK and North America and has
subsequently been dominated by themes specific to each region such as class
in the UK and ethnicity in North America. This symposium highlights original
research by Japanese scholars that sheds new perspectives on sports history.
Rather than offer comparisons between the UK and Japan, it brings a
distinctly Japanese viewpoint, underlining Edward Said¹s idea of
ŒOrientalism¹. Said had argued that perceptions of Japan and Asia more
generally had been shaped by the West¹s distinctly romantic and exotic view
of the Asian continent. As a result, much of the earlier links between
Europe and Japan have been overlooked. This symposium highlights the process
of adaptation and acculturation of Western sports since the late 19th
century within a Japanese context. It explores issues such as the body in
Japanese society, the role of the military, the media, amateurism and
gender, emphasising the historical significance importance of language,
geography and imperialism.


11.00-11.15 Introduction

11.15-11.55 Dr Keiko Ikeda, Yamaguchi University ŒThe Body: A Historical

11.55- 12.35 Dr Hiroo Sasaki, Ryukoku University ŒChanges in Body and
Health Values along with Modernization of Japan¹

12.35-1.15 Dr Miho Koishihara, Kokushikan University, Tokyo ŒThe
Emergence of the ³Sporting Girl²: Narrative of Athletic Bodies in Japanese
Girls¹ Magazines of the 1920s and 1930s¹

1.15-2.15 Lunch

2.15-2.45 Daishi Funaba, PhD Student, Yamaguchi University ŒFrom
Sporting Amateurism to Fascism under the Period of Japanese Imperialism¹

2.45-3.15 Dr Masayuki Ishii, Waseda University, Japan, ³ŒSportsmanship²
in the Press in the late 19th and early 20th Century¹

3.15-3.30 Tea

3.30-4.00 Roundtable Discussion

The cost of symposium will be £10

To register and for further details contact James Panter:

Monday, July 19, 2010

CFP: NASSS Student Paper Award


*2010 Barbara Brown Student Paper Award*


Barbara A. Brown was a professor of sport sociology at the University of
Western Ontario from 1983 until 1990, when she died of cancer aged forty.
Dr. Brown, who was President-Elect of NASSS at the time of her death, was
widely recognized for her expertise on women in sport and leisure, her
political commitment to extending girls' and women's opportunities for
participation in sport, and her contributions to the development of a
professional community of sport sociologists. She was also a dedicated
mentor and teacher whose invaluable work with students is appropriately
memorialized in the naming of this award for her.


· Papers *may not exceed* 30 double-spaced pages, including notes,
tables, and references (which also need to be double-spaced).

· Papers should be free of any reference to the author(s) in order to
ensure blind review.

· Authors should follow a consistent style (e.g., APA) throughout the
paper, and should include line numbers to facilitate reviewer comments.

· Authors should include a cover page with the title of the paper,
their full contact information, institutional affiliation, degree program,
advisor name and contact information, and award category for submission
(master's or doctoral).


· Authors MUST be members of NASSS at time of submission. Please be
*sure* that
your membership status is updated and current.

· Papers do not need to be submitted for presentation at the NASSS
conference (though most are).

· Authors must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time their paper is

· Papers that have undergone formal, peer review for publication are *not
eligible* for the contest.

· Papers must represent *student-produced* inquiry only. Limited input from
supervisors (e.g., general feedback on structure and content, or
recommendations for editing) is acceptable, but papers on which supervisors
have had substantial input (e.g., analysis of data, writing or rewriting of
sections of the paper) are not eligible.

· The committee will accept one (1) submission per author.

· Papers that were previously submitted for consideration and not awarded *
may* be resubmitted for consideration, provided the author and paper meet
all other criteria.

· In the event that a co-authored paper is selected as winner, the authors
will share the prize.

· When warranted, the committee will offer up to two (2) awards, one (1)
for a Master's Student and one (1) for a PhD student.

· Only papers deemed by the committee to be truly outstanding will be
considered for the award, and thus there is a possibility that no awards
will be given for either or both award categories (i.e. Master's and PhD).


Papers will be evaluated on the following criteria:

· Explanation of Conceptual Framework
· Analytic Clarity and Currency
· Organization and Clarity of Expression
· Discussion or Interpretation
· Contribution to Knowledge-Impact
· Relevance to NASSS/field
· Adherence to Consistent Referencing Style (e.g., APA)


The award recipient will receive up to $1000 towards their NASSS conference
expenses, plus a waiver of the conference registration fee. The Student
Paper Award Committee may also give up to two honorable mentions in each
category. Students receiving an honorable mention will have their conference
registration fees waived. In addition, *all* authors will receive feedback
on their papers, which will hopefully benefit the authors.


The DEADLINE for submissions is *August 1, 2010*.

Papers and any questions should be sent via email to:

Dr. jay johnson, Student Paper Award Committee Chair
Email: **

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

CFP: NASSS 2010: Producing Knowledge, Producing Bodies

Call For Abstracts

North American Society for the Sociology of Sport
31st Annual Conference

Producing Knowledge, Producing Bodies:
Cross-Currents in Sociologies of Sport and Physical Culture

November 3-6, 2010
Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego – Mission Valley
San Diego, California, U.S.A.


We invite you to submit a paper abstract for the 31st annual conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) to be held November 3-6, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego, California, U.S.A. Scholars from various disciplines and interdisciplinary fields examining issues relevant to the sociological study of sport and physical culture are encouraged to submit their work. Scholars interested in submitting an abstract are invited to follow the Submission Procedures and Presentation Rules outlined on page 3 of this document.

2010 NASSS Conference Theme

This year’s conference theme is “Producing Knowledge, Producing Bodies: Cross-Currents in Sociologies of Sport and Physical Culture.” This theme encourages scholars to reflect on sport and physical culture as they are increasingly situated within the constellation of biomedicalized, bioeconomic and biocultural discourses. Indeed, in North American societies, biopolitics speaks to the surveillance and regulation of the bios (the “life” of the population, according to Foucault) and increasingly comes to shape the ways in which individuals understand, govern and care for their bodies and themselves: a pervasive public morality is hence internalized and perpetuated at the micro-level. Powerful biomedicalizing, bioeconomic and biocultural discourses work together to inform and inflect sport and physical culture as well as individuals’ relation to their body. No longer involved in sport and other bodily practices simply for the pleasures they offer, individuals are now motivated by mandates to achieve health and the healthy, productive body. In our neoliberal societies, individuals become “entrepreneurs” of themselves: they are imagined to produce the satisfactory health and wellbeing that they will enjoy and “consume.” In contrast, those who are ill or discursively constructed as “unhealthy” or “obese” accrue a kind of social debt that must be redeemed by locating themselves within compensatory discourses and praxes that implicate sport and, more generally, physical culture. Bodies, all types of bodies, are being produced in very personal but also very public ways. For the 2010 Conference, NASSS scholars are invited to discuss the production of such bodies in the context of biomedicalizing, bioeconomic and biocultural discourses. The 2010 NASSS Conference welcomes all papers dealing with the sociological or sociocultural study of sport and/or physical culture, but it is particularly interested in papers addressing these issues.

2010 NASSS Conference Program Committee

This year’s conference program is currently being prepared by the 2010 NASSS Conference Program Committee. This committee is co-chaired by Geneviève Rail, Simone de Beauvoir Institute ( and Mary G. McDonald, Miami University (Ohio) ( The following individuals are also part of this program committee:

Bob Rinehart, University of Waikato (
Faye L. Wachs, California State University at Pomona (
Sammi King, Queen’s University (
Kyoung-Yim Kim, University of Toronto (
Janet Harris, San Diego State University (
Shannon Jette, Simone de Beauvoir Institute (
Steph McKay, University of Ottawa (
Mo Smith, Sacramento State University (
Becky Beal, California State University, East Bay (
Dayna Daniels, University of Lethbridge (
Claire Williams, Ohio State University (
Mary Louise Adams, Queen’s University (
Barb Besharat, Queen’s University (
Janelle Joseph, University of Otago (

Abstract Submission Procedure

Determine which session theme best matches your paper by reading through the session descriptions listed on NASSS’s web site: (see “2010 NASSS Call for Abstracts”).

After you have determined the session to which you wish to submit, please send your abstract to the session organizer via email following the submission requirements outlined below. If you have any questions about the session, you may contact the session organizer via email.

Abstract Submission Procedure for Open Session

If you are unsure about the session to which you should submit or if you believe your paper does not fit any of the proposed sessions, please submit your abstract to the Open Session via this email address and follow the requirements outlined below. Please note that extra sessions will be organized by the Program Co-Chairs who will put together papers with topics as similar as possible.

Abstract Format and Submission Requirements

Authors must send their abstract in the body of their email message (please do not send attachments) and include the following information:

(a) Title of the paper (maximum of 10 words);
(b) Abstract (maximum of 200 words and only one paragraph; abstracts will be published in the 2010 Conference Abstracts in plain text so please refrain from using italics, bold, underlining or html);
(c) The name, affiliation (university or institution) and institutional email address of each of the authors.

Presentation Rules

Participants should not present a paper in a session that they preside (a session organizer must seek a presider that is not one of the presenters).
Participants may submit their abstract to only one session.
Participants may present only one paper as first author in a regular session but may have their name as second or third author on other paper(s), as long as they are not the presenter of such paper(s).
Participants who present a paper in one regular session may also participate as a speaker or discussant in one other non-regular session (i.e., a session for which individual participants do not submit an abstract, for example, a workshop or a round table session).

Acceptance Review Criteria

The Program Co-Chairs (and not the Session Organizers) will make the final decision about the acceptance of abstracts. The following criteria will be used:

Relevance and significance of topic to NASSS and/or to conference theme
Clarity of abstract
Clarity of core issue, research question or objective
Reference to conceptual framework
Reference to methodology
Clear presentation of findings (the abstract must relate to completed research and not work in progress unless the paper is submitted to an open session for students)
Only one abstract per participant: the Program Co-Chairs reserve the right to delete from the program additional abstract(s) submitted by the same participant as first author.

The Program Co-Chairs will post on the NASSS website ( the list of accepted sessions and abstracts no later than September 15th, 2010 (information will also be circulated via the NASSS listserv). Authors and session organizers will thus know whether their session or abstract has been officially accepted.


For further information or any problem regarding the submission of your abstract, please contact the Program Committee Co-Chairs at the following email address:


Saturday, July 03, 2010

REPORT: Gender in Televised Sports: News and Highlights Shows, 1989-2009

The Center for Feminist Research at the University of Southern California announces the release of GENDER IN TELEVISED SPORTS: NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS SHOWS, 1989-2009, a research report authored by Michael Messner of the University of Southern California and Cheryl Cooky of Purdue University, with an Introduction by Diana Nyad. The study has tracked the quantity and quality of men's and women's sports on TV news and sports highlights shows over a 20-year time frame at five-year intervals. The 2010 report reveals that the amount of coverage of women's sports on three network affiliate news programs and on ESPN's SportsCenter nearly evaporated in 2009, falling to its lowest level in any year in the study. The report is available to the public and can be found at:

Friday, July 02, 2010

CFP: Sport and Drama

Call for Papers - Sport and Drama

In his essay “Athletes of the Heart,” John Larh suggests that “Playwrights and theatre aestheticians have always envied the articulate energy and popularity that sport enjoys.” He further clarifies his views following the work of Antonin Artaud, who saw actors as “athletes of the heart” and searched for a new kind of theatre that called for “affective athleticism.” Since Larh’s essay was published in 1982, there has been an increasing interest in the relationship between sport and art generally and, more recently, in sport and drama specifically. Following this interest, a forthcoming issue of Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature will be devoted to sport and drama. Papers could include, but are not limited to, the following:

An original play
Critical analysis concerning drama
Critical analysis of work by a single playwright
Critical analysis of athletes in drama
Critical analysis of a play
Comparisons and contrasts of work by playwrights

Papers should follow MLA format and conform to acceptable format concerning font, margins, etc. For further information concerning guidelines for submission, please refer to:

Papers should be submitted by November 21, 2010, to Dr. Susan J. Bandy, guest editor of this issue, which will be published early in 2011.

Inquiries and papers should be sent to:

CFP: BSA Journal SI--2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games

BSA Journal Sociology Special Issue 2011

Deadline reminder: 31 July 2010

The deadline for submissions to the Sociology special issue on the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games is approaching and we wish to encourage all interested colleagues to submit.

The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games provide an exciting focus for sociological analyses of the personal and public, local and global. The special issue, to be published in 2011, provides an opportunity to contribute timely reflections on the sociological interest and significance of this global event in UK and comparative context. It aims to bring together strong theoretical, empirical and methodological contributions from across the field of sociology, demonstrating the ways in which the discipline can use the backdrop of the games to examine sporting, political, cultural, economic and global events.

Possible themes and topics include the following:
• Nationhood, participation, identity and citizenship
• Cooperation, competition and global politics
• Work, economy and the service sector
• Sociology of sport and the body
• Children and young people
• Leisure and tourism
• Community and city
• Megaprojects and regeneration
• Crime, safety and surveillance
• Sociology of disability
• Sociology of London

The special issue will be edited by Amanda Coffey, Tom Hall, Sally Power and Amanda Robinson. The editors welcome contributions from sociologists working across the range of interests published in the journal and from those at early stages of their career as well as those who are more established.

Queries to current editors:

Submissions will be accepted via

Full submission instructions are available on this site on the Instructions and Forms page. Please read these in full before submitting your manuscript.

All manuscripts will be subject to the normal referee process, but potential authors are welcome to discuss their ideas in advance with the editors.

Sociology is a journal of the British Sociological Association published by its trading subsidiary BSA Publications Ltd. The British Sociological Association is a Registered Charity (no. 1080235) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 3890729).

CFP: Body enhancements and (il)legal drugs in sport and exercise

Body enhancements and (il)legal drugs in sport and exercise – human and social science perspectives.

Call for abstracts

About the conference:
The aim of the conference is to share information and knowledge about body enhancement and doping in different countries and different contexts such as elite sports, recreational activities and fitness exercises. At the same time, the event will provide the opportunity for networking and promoting international cooperation in the field of doping research from a human and social science perspective.

Renowned scholars with various backgrounds and perspectives will deliver keynotes. In addition, colleagues working in this field are invited to present papers in thematic sessions.
For additional information on the conference visit our website at

Call for abstracts
Deadline for submission of abstract: August 15, 2010. Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2010.

Abstracts may not exceed 3000 characters (including spaces, title, authors and institutions). They should contain main questions, theoretical ap- proaches, methods and results.

Submit by email to

Subthemes – as suggestions:

 Athletes perspectives on performance enhancement and doping Doping and body modification in the fitness area Media coverage of doping cases and anti-doping initiatives
 Measuring doping attitudes, intentions and behaviour
 Doping prevention programs
 Doping in youth sports
 New trends in performance enhancement – knowledge, policies and practices
 Anti-doping policies and strategies in various countries
 Doping discourses and narratives
 Gender aspects of body modification and performance enhancements
 Disabled athletes / ageing bodies and the use of (il)legal drugs

Please feel free to send in abstracts to other topics with human and social sciences.

There will be no conference fee, but registration is necessary. Deadline for registration is October 1st 2010.

For additional information
Please contact Rikke Jeppesen

CONFERENCE: 8th eass conference at Umeå University

Your are invited to the 8th eass conference at Umeå University, Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 May 2011. In Umeå we welcome social scientists with empirical, theoretical and cross disciplinary studies on the conference theme

People in motion - bridging the local and global

Sport is a cultural expression in societies all over the world. Seen as an international language, sport bridges the local and global. Sport is by the engagement of the body, the equipment and the place a local phenomenon. At the same time the social significance of sport is global. Thus studies on sport and people in motion are important with local as well as global perspectives. These issues are the main themes of the 8th eass conference in Umeå 2011.

Find more information at the conference web-site

We apologize for any cross postings!

See you in Umeå!
Eva Olofsson and Kim Wickman, Umeå University
Nicola Porro, President of the Eass

CFP: Learn to be a "Flow in Action" Educator

June 2010



Join us for a series of interactive workshops/presentations based on the philosophy of fluid movement and experiencing flow in action. Come learn how to use joyful physical activity to connect with children in, and out of the classroom.

This symposium is designed for: Daily Physical Activity, Physical Education, yoga, and fitness instructors.

Papers Presented in Round Table Discussion Format

Themes Include (but are not limited to):

¨ Flow in Daily Physical Activity (DPA)

¨ Flow in Elementary Physical Education

¨ Flow in Secondary Physical Education

¨ Other: _________________________

CALL FOR PAPERS FORM (Due Aug 1, 2010)

When: Thursday October 21, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Harbour Castle Westin Hotel, Toronto, ON
Price: $99 for professionals, $75 for students (Before Aug 31, 2010)

Reserve your spot before June 30, 2010 to SAVE $20
by emailing Stefanie Partridge at

Keynote Presenters Include:

Emilie Conrad, founder of the Continuum Movement Method
Dr. Stephen Smith, Director of Teacher Education, Simon Fraser University, Physical Education Pedagogy and Curriculum Specialist
Dr. Rebecca Lloyd, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Fitness Education Pedagogy and Curriculum Specialist

Space is limited to 100 people. Register today at:

For more information contact Stefanie Partridge at

CFP: Fourth Annual Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics

A Call For Papers

“Social Justice in Intercollegiate Sport:
A Critical Examination of Racialized, Gendered and Disabled Bodies”

The Fourth Annual Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics
In Conjunction with the NCAA Annual Convention
January 12-13, 2011
San Antonio, Texas

The fourth annual Scholarly Colloquium on Intercollegiate Athletics will be held on January 12-13, 2011 in conjunction with the NCAA Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The theme for this year’s colloquium is “Social Justice in Intercollegiate Sport: A Critical Examination of

Racialized, Gendered, and Disabled Bodies.” The conference will feature keynote speakers, two formal reactions to each keynote, and sessions of refereed papers.

Keynote speakers include: Harry Edwards [Professor Emeritus of Sociology, UC Berkeley], Susan Cahn [Professor of History, SUNY Buffalo], Ted Fay, [Professor of Sport Management, Center for Sport in Society, SUNY-Cortland], Allen Sack [Professor, Institute for Sports Management, University of New Haven].

Other invited speakers include: Pat Griffin [Professor Emerita in Social Justice Education, UMass Amherst], Louis Harrison [Professor, College of Education, UTexas Austin], Albert Mosley [Professor of Philosophy, Smith College], Ellen Staurowsky [Professor of Sport Management & Media, Ithaca College], Terry Todd [Lecturer, College of Education, UTexas Austin], David Wiggins [Professor & Director, School of Recreation, Health & Tourism, George Mason University].

Papers for the refereed papers session should deal closely with issues related to the conference theme of “Social Justice in Intercollegiate Sport.” They may relate to sport in general or to intercollegiate athletics specifically, as long as they are clearly connected to the conference theme of “Social Justice in Intercollegiate Sports.” Papers may highlight scholarship from the sciences, social sciences, economics, humanities, or any number of professional fields that are either directly or indirectly related to intercollegiate athletics. To be considered for the refereed paper sessions, authors most submit a 500-600 word abstract of the proposed paper via e-mail to David Wiggins,, and copy the abstract submission to Ketra Armstrong,

The deadline for proposal submission is October 1, 2010. Individuals will be notified of the results of the review process in early November 2010.