Monday, February 22, 2010

CFP: Sport, Masculinities and Sexualities

Call for Papers
Sport, Masculinities and Sexualities
Journal of Homosexuality
Guest Editor, Eric Anderson*

Although limited, research on athletes throughout the 1980s and 1990s found that organized sports were a highly homophobic institution. When Brian Pronger (1990) studied closeted gay athletes in Canada, he was unable to find men who were out to their teammates. Interviewing heterosexual male athletes, Michael Messner (1992) wrote, “The extent of homophobia in the sports world is staggering. Boys (in sports) learn early that to be gay, to be suspected of being gay, or even to be unable to prove one’s heterosexual status is not acceptable” (p.34). And considering gay athletes in the Netherlands, Gert Hekma (1998) wrote, “Gay men who are seen as queer and effeminate are granted no space whatsoever in what is generally considered to be a masculine preserve and a macho enterprise” (p. 2). This research was supported by the quantitative work on university athletes in the United States, where Wolf Wendel, Toma, and Morphew (2001) found male athletes to exhibit disproportional degrees of homophobia compared to racism.

However, Anderson (2002, 2005) interviewed 68 gay male athletes throughout a spectrum of sports in the United States, providing the first-ever examination of the experiences of openly gay male team sport athletes on ostensibly all heterosexual teams. Surprisingly, it was found that openly gay athletes were free from physical harassment or bullying, but that this was partially attributable to the stigma of homosexuality being mediated because these were mostly top-performing athletes. Since this research, other studies have documented further decreasing homophobia within the sport setting (Kian and Anderson 2009; Richard Southall, et. al. 2009). ESPN has even shown that well-more than the majority of professional American teamsport athletes are accepting of the potential of gay teammates.

This call for papers seeks to further expand our empirical and theoretical research base considering the intersections of men, sexualities, and sport. All theoretical frameworks and disciplines are welcome, but the papers must be based on empirical evidence. For example, research on gay or bisexual men in sport, or of their heterosexual counterparts would be encouraged. Papers considering sexual minorities in otherwise heterosexual spaces (i.e. of athletes in formalized heterosexual sporting institutions like universities or leagues) will be privileged over papers concerning athletes in queer sporting spaces (gay clubs or gay games). Otherwise, the scope of this call is broad. Papers concerning gay male, bisexual, female-to-male, and even the attitudes of heterosexuals toward male sexual minorities are all encouraged.
Please send an abstract of approximately 1,500 words by May 1, 2010 to Dr. Eric Anderson (as Microsoft Word e-mail attachments) at describing the methods, data, and theories that you intend to use. This does not guarantee an acceptance, but it will permit the guest editor to help shape papers that fit the scope of this special issue, and reject ideas that are less ideal before authors invest much time in them. Once an abstract has been accepted, authors will have until September 15, 2010 to submit the full manuscript. Authors who are invited to write article-length manuscripts will be asked that articles be written in accessible language and prepared in American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition format. Articles are to be a maximum of 25-30 double-spaced pages inclusive of references. Authors will receive notification of their paper’s status approximately one month later.

*Dr. Eric Anderson is an American sociologist at the University of Bath, England. He has published extensively on heterosexual and gay men in sport, authored multiple journal articles on the subject as well as three books: In the Game, Gay Athletes and the Cult of Masculinity (2005), examines openly gay male teamsport athletes. Trailblazing: The True Story of America’s First Openly Gay High School Coach (2000), is his autobiography. Inclusive Masculinity: The Changing Nature of Masculinities examines how heterosexual male athletes’ are becoming less homophobic in an age of decreased cultural homophobia.

Eric Anderson, Ph.D.
Department of Education
University of Bath,
Bath BA2 7AY

SUMMER SCHOOL 2010: Copenhagen

Copenhagen Summer School 2010
First Announcement
Sport and physical activities – ideologies, practices and realities.
Historical, Sociological, Psychological and Pedagogical Approaches
International Summer School for Young Researchers
Course for PhD Students

Date: August 22-27, 2010
Place: Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Aims and topics: In the last decades, sport and physical activities underwent crucial and still ongoing changes which Joseph Maguire describes as “diminishing contrasts, increasing varieties”. Numerous activities from gymnastics to climbing underwent sportification processes and sports, such as long distance running, developed from a realm of the chosen few to recreational physical activities. At the same time demands, expectations and legitimations related to sport and physical activities had to adapt to new requirements of peoples and societies. Simultaneously, knowledge about the impact of sport (for all) and its benefits (or dangers) in many areas increased. The interrelations between sport ideologies and sport practices are the overarching questions and issues which shall be discussed in this Summer School.

A specific focus shall be on (recreational) physical activities which are today in the centre of public attention. Sport for all has gained considerable interest and support among politicians, scientists and the general public because sport seems to remedy various threads to the (welfare) society. The current discourses about health (including weight) create a picture of a population endangered by life style diseases and an obesity epidemic, which can be controlled by physical activities (and nutrition). There is a wide spread believe, that sport for all is worth of support
because of the health benefits. Although the positive effects of physical activities should not be under estimated, it is the question which forms of sport for all make sense in people’s lives. In a similar way, sport is hoped to contribute to the integration of members of ethnic minorities in the mainstream societies. But do we know what 2 “immigrants” need, and how sport should be like in order to be beneficial for the various immigrant groups and for both sexes? And what do we know about reasons for (in) activity, effects of sport policies, or the transfer of knowledge into sport practices?

Aim of this Summer School is to discuss the emergence, developments and current situation of sport and physical activity concepts and ideologies and their impacts on sport discourses (including practices). Conversely, it can also be assumed that sport organizations and activities, especially popular sports, infuenced and still influence the beliefs and tastes of participants and audiences. The former and current sport habits and fashions were and are connected with ideas and myths which have an impact on perceptions, interpretations and evaluations of sport and physical activities.

In keynote lectures the experts will address important questions, new approaches and results, problems and strategies of research, current trends and major issues in the area of sport ideologies, practices and realities. The students will have the opportunity of asking questions and discussing with the experts. In addition, there will be workshops and panel discussions. All students will have the opportunity to present their own projects. Papers with the main outlines of these projects must be submitted before the Summer School begins. There will be a discussion of each
research project in working groups with other students and with experts. In addition, the experts are available for individual supervision.

Scholars of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences
Guest lecturers (to be confirmed)
Pirkko Markula, Canada, University of Alberta
Elizabeth Pike, UK, University of Chichester
Gerald Gems, U.S., North Central College
Annette Hofmann, Germany, Univeristy of Ludwigsburg
Sigmund Loland, Norway, head of the Norwegian Sport University
and others

Selection of the students
The Summer School will take place in collaboration with the International Societies for Sport History (ISHPES) and Sport Sociology (ISSA), the European Association of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) and the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW)

Participants should be young researchers (either planning a PhD, working on their PhD or post docs). The participants may work in different disciplines of human and social sciences such as sociology, pedagogy, history and psychology.

Participants will be selected according to the following criteria: relevance of the topic and quality of the project.

The number of students will be between 20 and 25; it is aimed to include participants from as many countries as possible.

The participation in the Summer School is free.
We have applied for funding and may be able to provide free lunches.
Travel and accommodation has to be covered by the participants.
There is the opportunity to sleep in a youth hostel in the centre of Copenhagen.

Call for applications
Please send a CV and the application form to Marie Overbye:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

CONFERENCE: 3rd Annual Student Conference: “Weighing in” on Public Health: Physical Activity and the (Un)Healthy Body

The Physical Cultural Studies program at the University of Maryland is hosting its 3rd annual student conference on Friday, April 16th, 2010. The deadline for abstract submission has been set at Friday, March 19th. More detailed information and a call for papers is found below and in the attachment.

Physical Cultural Studies

3rd Annual Student Conference

“Weighing in” on Public Health:

Physical Activity and the (Un)Healthy Body

Friday, April 16th, 2010

For additional details, please visit:

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to provide

students the opportunity to present both qualitative and

quantitative work related to health, (in)activity, and

bodies in society. Abstracts for papers or posters are

welcomed from all disciplines and fields.

Abstract Submission Requirements

• Title of the presentation

• Format of presentation (paper or poster)

• Abstract (250 words maximum)

• Author(s), institutional afIiliation(s) and contact information (email)

Submission Information

Email Abstracts to

by Friday, March 19, 2010 at 5 PM


Ron Mower

Ronald L. Mower, M.S.
Physical Cultural Studies Doctoral Student
Department of Kinesiology
0228 SPH Building
University of Maryland School of Public Health
College Park, MD 20742

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

CONFERENCE: 2010 Wingate Congress of Exercise & Sport Sciences

The 2010 Wingate Congress of Exercise & Sport Sciences.

In collaboration with "Meir" Hospital and ISHPES

3-6 June 2010

Organizers: The Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
and The Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport

Location: The Wingate Institute, Netanya, Israel

Second Announcement January 2010

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Claude Bouchard
Prof. Bengt Saltin
Prof. Markus Raab
Prof. Stephan Swinnen
Prof. Moshe Zimmermann

1. Applications of Science in Competitive Sports
2. Public Health Aspects of Physical Activity over the Lifespan
3. Physical Activity, Aging and Health
4. Exercise in Childhood and Adolescence
5. Physical Activity and Genetics
6. Exercise, Physical Fitness and Nutrition
7. Behavioral Aspects in Sport Management
8. Complex Systems Approach to Sport and Exercise
9. Sport and The State: A Controversial Relationship (ISHPES)
10. Human Movement and Motor Coordination Disorders

For Further Information:
Congress Office: 972 9-8639200
E-mail Address:
Mail Address: The 2010 Wingate Congress Office, College of Physical
Education, Wingate Institute, Netanya 42902, Israel

CFP: African Americans and the History of Sport

Call for Papers

“African Americans and the History of Sport”

The Journal of African American History is planning a special issue devoted to African Americans and the History of Sport. While there have been many important books and articles published on African American athletes historically, this special issue will seek to offer new insights based on the latest research in this significant area of 19th and 20th century African American history.

The Journal of African American History welcomes essays on any aspect of the history of African Americans and Sport, including but not limited to: 1) Sport and Gender Politics; 2) Jim Crow and the Desegregation of Professional Sports; 3) Sport and International Politics; 4) Sport and Social Protest; 5) African American Athletes and College Sports Historically; 6) African Americans and the Rise of the Sports Industry; 7) Athletics and the Urban Landscape.

Essays should be no more that 35 typed, double-spaced pages (12 point font), including endnotes. Guidelines for manuscript submission are available in The Journal of African American History; and on the JAAH website:

Submitted essays will be peer-reviewed. Your cover letter should include the title of your essay, name, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, and fax number. Your essay should begin with the title of the essay and NOT include your name.

Please send three (3) hard copies of your manuscript to:

Dr. V.P. Franklin, Editor
Department of History
University of California, Riverside
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521

E-mail address:

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2010

AWARD: ISHPES Junior Scholar

The ISHPES junior scholar award will be presented at the 2010 ISHPES Seminar
to be held in conjunction with the Wingate Congress of Exercise and Sport
Sciences on 3-6 June, 2010 in Israel.

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 (within one year of receiving a PhD). 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
Seminar is Sport and the State: A Controversial Relationship, though the
paper need not be directly related to the theme.

The award winner will receive free registration at the Seminar 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, 6081 University Blvd., University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, V6T 1Z1, Canada, or preferably by email
attachment, This e-mail address is being protected

CONFERENCE: A Mirror of our Culture: Sport and Society in America

Registration now open for Sport and Society Conference hosted by St. Norbert College
and the Green Bay Packers May 26-28, 2010

Formal registration for "A Mirror of our Culture: Sport and Society in America," is
now open. This national conference, hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay
Packers, will be held May 26-28. To register go to

The conference registration fee of $275 will include: a dinner and photography
exhibit and film festival awards for all attendees in the Legends Club Area at
Lambeau Field, three days of luncheons, several daily coffee breaks, a guided tour
of Lambeau Field, admission to the Packers Hall of Fame, access to the keynote
addresses, all concurrent and roundtable sessions, and admission to photography
gallery and all film/video showings. To maintain an intimate atmosphere, total
registration at the conference will be limited to 300. Preference will be given to
those giving papers and presentations. Since registration is now open, we recommend
registering early. Single-day conference registration is also available, space
permitting. Complete schedule of events can be found at Conference registration will close
on or before April 1.

Keynote speakers include former National Football League commissioner Paul
Tagliabue, sports, media and entertainment mogul Carl Vogel, Kevin Blackistone,
national columnist for AOL FanHouse and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," and
Boise State University President Robert Kustra.

The conference will also include a gallery exhibition of the finest American sports
photography, and a juried festival of sports-themed films and videos. Submissions
for the gallery exhibition and the film festival are currently being accepted at: Film submissions are due March
1. Film award winners will be notified by May 3.

This first-of-its-kind partnership between an NFL team and an institution of higher
education will bring together academics and business professionals from around the
country. St. Norbert College will be publishing the proceedings following the

Karen L. Cleereman
Conference Administrative Coordinator
"A Mirror of our Culture: Sport and Society in America" Conference

St. Norbert College
920.403.3777 (office)
920.403.4078 (fax)

CONFERENCE: History of outdoor winter sports

Winter sports and outdoor life
February 23.-26. 2011
Telemark, Norway

Telemark University College and the Norwegian Sports Federation have the pleasure to invite you to a conference on the history of outdoor winter sports from February 23rd – 26th, 2011.

In 2011 the Norwegian Sports Federation celebrates its 150th anniversary, and this conference is part of the celebration. Our conference is also supported by ISHPES.

Norway will simultaneously be inviting the skiing world to the FIS World Championship in Nordic Skiing in Oslo. After the conference we will help provide tickets to events on the Sunday after the end of the conference. Please check the program at:

We know that several researchers worldwide are heading for Telemark in 2011. We hope a winter conference in the heart of Telemark, Norway, will be of interest. We have included an afternoon trip to Morgedal during the time you are here.

The conference locations at our university college ( have modern facilities, and coffee breaks and lunches will be served on campus. The Bø Hotel ( is situated just a three minutes walk away and will host most of you (70 + rooms). If you already are planning to attend the conference, we suggest that you book a hotel room as soon as possible. We aim to make this conference a social and warm event to be remembered. Bø Hotel will be the centre of social activities.

Call for papers will be announced soon. Please follow the instructions and respect the dates for both abstracts and papers. Vest-Telemark Museum has decided to sponsor the final report. We promise that an edited proceedings of accepted papers will be available some months after the conference.

Any practical questions after reading all the attached material can be mailed to the conference coordinator at

We wish you a warm welcome to winter Telemark, Norway in 2011!

From the conference committee: Gerd von der Lippe, Jan Ove Tangen, Pål Augestad, Andre Horgen and Halvor Kleppen.

Winter sports and Outdoor Life

February 23.-26. 2011

Main topic:

Winter sports and outdoor life

Sub topics:

· Olympic games in winter times

· Skiing myths and skiing history

· Winter sports: a gender perspective

· Winter sports, technology and performance enhancing

· Media and winter sports

· Winter sports and national identities

· Politics of winter games

· Polar expeditions

Keynote speakers:

· Terret Thierry, professor at the University of Lyon, France.

· Annette Hofmann, president of ISHPES and professor at Ludwigsburg University of Education , Germany.

· Dr. E. John B. Allen, professor emeritus of history at Plymouth State University, USA

· Thor Gotaas, author and folklorist, Norway.

Scientific commitee:

· Professor Matti Goksøyr, The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway

· Professor Gerd von der Lippe, Telemark University College, Bø i Telemark, Norway

· Professor Sigmund Loland, The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway

· Professor Jan Ove Tangen, Telemark University College, Bø i Telemark, Norway

· Dr. Leif Yttergren, The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden

The conference is coordinated by The Norwegian Centre for Culture and Sports Research, Bø i Telemark, Norway in cooperation with The Norwegian Confederation of Sports (NIF) and Telemark University College with support from The International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sports (ISHPES), International Skiing History Association (ISHA), Telemark County and The Municipality of Bø.

Winter sports and Outdoor Life

Conference fee:
Paid before September 1. 2010: € 150
Paid after September 1. 2010: € 200

Due to limited hotel capacity we cannot promise participation if registered after January 15th 2011.

The fee includes:
· Full participation in the conference program.
· Participants delivering a presentation/paper: Printed report not later than Dec. 1st 2011. Special
price € 20 for other participants.
· 3 lunches, 4 dinners/parties excl. drinks.
· Bus trip to Morgedal, Norsk Skieventyr, guiding and meal.
· Social programmes, 4 nights, excl. drinks.
· Souvenirs and surprises.
· Free bus Sunday trip to Oslo.
· Subsidized ticket to the Ski World Championships in Oslo Sunday, team ski jumping event.

The conference will be held at the campus of Telemark University College, in Bø.

Bø Hotel is a nice and convenient hotel located only 3 minutes walk away from the conference rooms at the Telemark University College. We have booked the whole hotel, but they have only 70 rooms. So, if you know you are coming please book already now. We have optional places to stay, but since this hotel will be our social centre at night, we prefer to have most people staying there.

Special conference price: NOK 780,- in single room including breakfast, less when two share a room.

Bø Hotel: + 47 35 06 08 00

How to get there:
By plane, either to:
Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL). Airport train to Oslo Central Station, then train Oslo – Bø ca. 2 hours, five times a day from 07:11 to 22:47.

Oslo Sandefjord Airport Torp (TRF) . Bus from airport goes to Bø every weekday 10 times a day. Ca 2 ½ hours.



International Sports History Research Conference.

February 23rd – 26th, 2011

Preliminary program:

Wednesday February 23rd:

15:00-17:30: Registration, Bø Hotel.

18:30: Key note speech.

19:15: Welcome dinner. Bø Hotel.

Thursday February 24th:

09:00-18:00: Key note, seminars, breaks, lunch. Telemark University College.

19:00: Reception, pizza party. Social program.

Friday February 25th:

09:00-15:00: Program as Thursday.

15:45-16:30: Bus to Morgedal, “Norsk Skieventyr”.

16:30-22:00: Ski cultural program, light meal, social program.

22:00: Bus back to Bø.

Saturday February 26th.:

09:00-18:00: Program as Thursday

19:00: Final dinner party, Bø Hotell.

Sunday February 27th.:

08:30: Bus to Oslo Central Station. Optional tickets to the OSLO 2011 FIS WC, team ski jumping event.

CFP: Leisure and the Politics of the Environment

Leisure Studies – Leisure and the Politics of the Environment – Special Issue Call for Papers.

Guest editors: Belinda Wheaton (Brighton) and Louise Mansfield (Canterbury Christ Church).

The aim of this special issue is to encourage critical discussions about the relationships between leisure and the politics of the environment. The late twentieth century resurgence in the importance of ecological values in social and political thought, the formalisation of green politics, the establishment and legitimation of global environmental social movements, and commitments by increasing numbers of nations to addressing global environmental problems (Dobson, 2007; Hayward, 1994; Lipietz, 1995; Lowe and Flynn, 1989) illustrates the importance of raising questions about leisure and the politics of the environment. People come into close contact with natural habitats through their leisure practices (Spink, 1994). These human/non-human relationships are not neutral but reflect complex struggles over particular political and social ideologies in different spaces / places (McNaughten & Urry, 1998; Crouch, 1999)

There is a growing awareness and intensifying conscience about the potential environmental threat posed by the continued and unmanaged economic growth and development of leisure and sport around the world. A modest amount of work has addressed the relationships between humans and their natural environments in sport and fitness cultures (e.g. Franklin, 1998; Humberstone, 1998; Mansfield, 2009). Another focus has been on whether participation in outdoor sport & leisure encourages greater environmental awareness that leads to forms of political engagement (e.g. Atkinson, 2009; Heywood, & Montgomery 2008; Parker, 1999; Wheaton 2007, 2008 :). Questions about the environmental impact of sport and tourism activities have also come to the fore in policy development and decision-making processes in the respective fields (see for example, Butcher, 2003; Collins and Flynn, 2007; Stubbs, 2008). Despite such work, stemming from a range (inter)disciplinary contexts including environmen!
tal studies, geography, social anthropology, sociology, politics and political ecology, tourism, and youth studies, there is an absence of overt discussions of the increasing relevance and complexities of environmental politics in leisure studies.

In this special issue of Leisure Studies we will include articles from a variety of disciplinary bases and we propose to include work that engages in political examinations of the environment connected to a diversity of leisure behaviour. We will consult with (and use as reviewers) colleagues more grounded in environmental studies to strengthen the editorial expertise in this special issue. The intention is to select 6-8 papers that are theoretically and methodologically diverse and include a brief introduction by the two guest editors, however, shorter research notes or audio-visual reviews are also invited.

The topics covered in this special issue could include the following although the list is not exhaustive:
• Leisure and sustainability.
• Ecological awareness in leisure/tourism behaviour.
• Emotional, ethical and political relationships between humans, animals and the leisure environment.
• Leisure/tourism/sport policy, and environmental impacts and predictions.
• Ethical consumption, corporate responsibility and green leisure lifestyles.
• Research methods in examining leisure and the politics of the environmental.
• Interdisciplinary theoretical/methodological syntheses or papers bringing new theoretical/ methodological developments and innovations into Leisure Studies.

Key deadlines:
Full Papers (8000 words maximum) and/or Research Notes (3000 words maximum) due 1st December 2010 by Manuscript Central. Publication Anticipated: Late 2011 (vol.30 / 4). Interested parties can contact the editors ( and or one of the Managing Editors (,, or directly by email to discuss potential submissions.

Please consult the inside covers of the Leisure Studies journal for guidance on format and submission via Manuscript Central. Include note that papers are for consideration in the special issue ‘Leisure and the Politics of the Environment’

Belinda Wheaton and Louise Mansfield (January 2010).

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

The University of Memphis & the University of Maryland is once again offering the 'Sport, Commerce & Culture in the Global Marketplace' Study Abroad program in London, England. We will be in England July 4-17, 2010. This is the 10th year we've offered the course.

The course will be of interest to graduate and undergraduate students interested in international sport business, sociology of sport, globalization, cultural studies, 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 company, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the Rugby Football Union, British Olympic Association, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club, and Lord's Cricket Ground. Once again, John Amis (Memphis), David Andrews (Maryland) and Michael Silk (Bath) will be jointly leading the program.

Students can earn either 3 or 6 credits (1 or 2 courses) for participating in the program and can sign up either through the University of Memphis or the University of Maryland.

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, Middle Tennessee State University, Mount Union College, Rice University, University of San Francisco, University of Tennessee, Towson University, and University of Windsor.

I am hoping that you would be willing to publicize the program among students that might be interested at your institution. Please have anybody that would like more information contact us directly:, or

Additional information is available at the following websites:

Best wishes,
John Amis, David Andrews & Michael Silk

Dr Michael Silk
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Bath


The editors of PHENex/phenEPS, the open-access, peer-reviewed, on-line academic journal sponsored by PHE Canada and CUPR are delighted to announce that Vol. 2 No. 1 is now available at When you have accessed the website, click on ‘Current’ on the tool bar.

We hope you enjoy this inaugural edition (Vol. 1 was the ‘launch’ edition). If you are interested in submitting an article to the journal , please click on ‘About’ for more information.

Ellen Singleton, English Language Editor
Pierre Boudreau, French Language Editor
Susan Markham Starr, Managing Editor

CONFERENCE: NCAA Gender Equity and Issues Forum

"Participants will hear from expert panelists and presenters on topics ranging from ground-floor Title IX concepts and gender-equity planning to strategies for dealing with the most complex issues affecting women in intercollegiate sports.

This year’s forum will have two tracks. Divisions I and II will run April 25-26 while Division III will run April 26-27. The tracks are not exclusive, so if a participant’s travel works better to attend on different dates, accommodations can be made.

The first and third days will be classroom-setting instruction on Title IX topics and practical exercises. The Divisions I and II track will include financial aid issues and pay equity. Attendees will learn about Title IX topics, including interactive discussions on the law, EADA and financial reporting, sexual harassment, retaliation, personnel policy and gender-equity planning.

On April 26, the forum will include a variety of gender-equity topics, including female student-athlete well-being issues, fund-raising for women’s sports, use of new media to promote women’s sports, hiring best practices, leadership, work-life balance issues and institutional obligations to prevent sexual assault. The keynote address and networking reception also will occur on April 26."

CFP: The British Society of Sports History Annual Conference


The British Society of Sports History Annual Conference,
10th - 11th September 2010,
Hosted by the Wellcome Collection, London.

We are pleased to invite you to the 28th Annual Conference of the British
Society of Sports History from September 10th-11th 2010.

The conference will take place at the Wellcome Collection which is situated in central London
near to Euston Station.

The conference will be open themed. Papers should be a maximum of 20
minutes in length with ten minutes for questions and discussion.
Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words and should be sent to The
Conference Committee (email by Friday 9th
April 2010. Ideas for Specialist Panels will also be strongly considered.

We would also strongly encourage postgraduates to submit abstracts. The
Richard W. Cox Postgraduate Prize will be awarded for the best paper
presented by a postgraduate student. Please indicate when you submit your
abstract if you wish to be considered for this award.

The conference will receive the Sir Derek Birley Annual Memorial Lecture
and a special lecture from the most recent winner of The Lord Aberdare
Book Prize.

Registration details and information will be posted on our website shortly.
Abstracts, registrations and all other queries should be sent to:

Please forward this to any of your colleagues and postgraduate students
who may find this of interest.