Friday, October 29, 2010

JOB: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, California 91768

DEPARTMENT: The Psychology & Sociology Department seeks an Assistant Professor in Sociology.

The Department of Psychology & Sociology in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology to begin Fall 2007. The position requires excellence in teaching and advising, professional and scholarly work, and service to the department, university, and the community. The successful applicant will demonstrate commitment to learning, to the students, and to campus-wide initiatives such as learning centeredness, service learning, and obtaining external funding to support teaching and scholarship. The successful applicant will also demonstrate sensitivity to issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality. The candidate is also expected to accept committee assignments and to advise students. Finalists will be required to appear on campus for two days of interviews that will include a research presentation to faculty and a class lecture to faculty and students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ABD status in Sociology (or related, relevant field) from an accredited program; teaching and research experience. A specialization and/or ability teach in at least two of the following areas: Family; Juvenile Delinquency; Socialization, Self and Society; Social Organization; Research/Survey Methods; Social Problems; Social Movements. Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the University and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Sociology. At least one year of college teaching experience. Experience in one or more of the following is also desirable: advisement, community outreach, grant writing, assessment, and/or career preparation.

CLOSING DATE and HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for the position, applicants are required to submit a letter of application that includes a description of their teaching philosophy within a multicultural environment (please give examples); a completed application form; curriculum vitae; a transcript showing highest degree earned (from an accredited educational institution); a minimum of three recent (within the past two years) letters of reference; names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of two additional references; a sample of professional writing; and sample syllabi and teaching evaluations of courses taught (if available). Note: If a candidate has ABD status, Registrar’s verification is required if status is not indicated on official transcripts. Initial review of applications will begin October 31, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled. Materials submitted by the candidate will be available for examination by all tenured and tenure-track faculty of the department. Please request an application form from:

Sociology Search Committee OR for additional information, contact:
Psychology & Sociology Department Dr. Dennis Loo, Chair, Sociology Search Committee
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Psychology & Sociology Department
3801 West Temple Avenue (909) 869-3892
Pomona, CA 91768 E-MAIL:
(909) 869-3890 FAX: (909) 869-4930

THE UNIVERSITY: Cal Poly Pomona is a public university and one of 23 campuses in the California State University system. The campus is located approximately 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is part of one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country. The university is noted for its scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg, located within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains and the desert. Within a 20-mile radius of the university is a multi-ethnic population of nearly 3.8 million people. Cal Poly Pomona has a rapidly growing student population currently at 19,000 (approximately 68% ethnic minorities). Students are enrolled in 62 baccalaureate and 18 master’s degree programs with approximately 1200 full-time and part-time faculty. The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff to better serve its multicultural student body, and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The Psychology & Sociology Department consists of 22 psychologists and sociologists and offers undergraduate degrees in Psychology, Sociology, and Behavioral Sciences as well as an M.S. degree in Psychology.

The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff, and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age, religion, or veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Cleary Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at

JOB: Tenure Track - Towson

Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions
Sport Management
Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology is seeking to fill two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions for its newly revised Sport Management Program. Both positions are 10-month appointments beginning Fall 2011.

Faculty Responsibilities:
· Teach courses primarily at the undergraduate level (some graduate teaching possible).
· Conduct a scholarship program and seek external funding.
· Advise undergraduate students in the Department.
· Contribute to the service mission of Department, College, and University.
· Contribute to professional activities in the discipline.
· Engage in collaborative activities with other and/or other on & off-campus entities
· Earned doctorate with a research component in an area appropriate to the discipline.
· Evidence of the ability to teach in an institution of higher education in one or more of the related areas of sport management (organizational behavior/theory), sport economics, sport law, and sport governance and cultural aspects of the sports industry (prior teaching experience strongly preferred)
· Established scholarly activity with the potential for external funding.
· Experience in professional organizations and/or with collaborative professional relationships, preferably with external entities

Department of Kinesiology
The Department of Kinesiology has approximately 1200 undergraduate majors in Sport Management, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Physical Education-Teacher Education and 30+ full-time faculty.

Towson University
Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report's top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 62 undergraduate majors, 38 master’s programs and four doctoral programs. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 694 full-time faculty who work here.

Application Process:

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcript(s); and letters of references with contact information (name, address, email, phone number) for at least three professional references to:
Keunsu Han, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology, TC 200
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Phone: (410) 608-4594

Review of the applications will begin in December 1, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. These positions are contingent on funding available at time of hire.
Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate that you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.
Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

See You Next Week!,

Monday, October 25, 2010

CFP: 2011 IAPS Conference

2011 IAPS Conference - Call for Papers

The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 39th annual 2011 IAPS meeting. The conference will be held September 8-11, 2011 in Rochester, New York (USA). 

Abstracts are welcome on any area of philosophy of sport, including metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, and ethics, and from any theoretical approach, including analytic philosophy and critical theory. While IAPS recognizes, values, and encourages interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies, acceptance is contingent on the philosophical content of the project. Emerging scholars are encouraged to submit works in progress.

A Program Committee of three IAPS peers will review abstracts. Contributors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by May 16, 2011

Proposals for round table and panel discussions, including a tentative list of participants, are also welcome and should follow the same format as paper abstracts.


IAPS is proud to announce the “R. Scott Kretchmar Student Essay Award.” Interested undergraduate and graduate students should submit a full paper by June 15, 2011 (in addition to an abstract, see below). A separate announcement is posted at the IAS website.

Abstracts should be 300-500 words long, in English, and must be received by April 1, 2011. Please, follow the following instructions (incomplete proposals will be returned). Provide:

Name, E-mail, current position, and employer
Title of Program
Key Words (three to five)
Primary Content Area/s (choose no more than 2)

Ethics d. Epistemology g. Applied
Metaphysics e. Phenomenology h. Comparative
Aesthetics f. Comparative i. Other (explain)

Indicate special Audio-Visual requirements (computer & projector will be provided)

The preferred mode of submission is by e-mail.

Please send the abstract blind-review ready as an attachment, preferably in Word, to the Conference Chair at:

Contributors who lack access to e-mail may send a hard copy instead to the following address:

Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza
IAPS Conference Chair
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Linfield College
900 SE Baker St., Unit 580
McMinnville, OR 97128 (USA)

SEMINAR: From "Sport for Good" to "Sport for Sport's Sake"



Speaker: Professor Michael Collins (University of Gloucestershire)

Under New Labour, sport attained hitherto unreached policy salience, for
youth under the £1.1bn PE School Sport and Young People Strategy, and for
elite sport as a result of success generated by more professional coaching
and Lottery funding; despite continued moderate funding, mass
participation languished. But minister Richard Caborn wanted 'sport for
good' - to help with extrinsic benefits in helping to tackle the 'wicked
issues' of regeneration, social inclusion, lifelong learning, improved
health and social cohesion. Winning the London 2012 Games boosted hopes of
linking increased participation to Olympism.

Soon after Caborn was replaced by Gerry Sutcliffe, there was a rapid
reversal of policy into 'sport for sport's sake.' The wicked issues, even
health, were other people's business, so the focus was solely on sport,
and the coalition continued this. Governing bodies of sport and HE were to
be the new standard-bearers of increasing participation, to levels
achieved by Finland (some of the world's highest) in only 8 years. I will
give one international and eight domestic reasons why this was always
extremely unlikely, now even more so because of recession and cut backs-
even minister Hugh Robertson says sport in local government will take 'a
huge hit' because it is non-statutory.

Professor Michael Collins was head of research, town planning, and
strategic planning at The Sports Council for its first 17 years, where he
managed 500 research projects including the first National Fitness Survey
and produced its first two national strategies (Sport in the Community:
The Next Ten Years, 1982 and its 1987 update). After moving to
Loughborough in 1989 he has researched in countryside recreation,
children's play, social exclusion (producing Sport and Social Exclusion
(2003)) and sports development (Examining Sports Development (2010)). At
Gloucestershire, as a Visiting Professor, he is helping to start unique
courses in Sport and faith communities and associated research via the
Centre for Sport, Spirituality & Religion.

Time and Date: 5:15 PM, Monday, 8 November
Location: Ecclesiastical History Room, Institute of Historical Research,
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

All are welcome. For more information, please contact Dion Georgiou, at

Sunday, October 24, 2010

CFP: Cooperstown Symposium

Greetings from Cooperstown!

I hope this email finds you all well and enjoying postseason play. Well, it is that time of year. The World Series is almost upon us and it is time to begin thinking about the Cooperstown Symposium for June, 2011. This year's schedule includes the following:

October 21, 2010: Call for Papers announcement

December 17, 2010: Proposal Due Date

February 4, 2011: Selection of Papers is finalized

February 25, 2011: Presentation Invitation Acceptance Due Date

March 21, 2011: Initial Program Announcement

April 8, 2011: Mailing of Registration Packets

June 1-3, 2011: Symposium Program in Cooperstown

So, mark your calendars and we hope to see everyone in June.

A copy of the Call for Papers announcement is attached to this email. Please let me, or Bill Simons at SUNY-Oneonta, know if you have any questions.

Best wishes from everyone at the Hall of of Fame and SUNY-Oneonta.

Jim G.
James L. Gates Jr., Library Director
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc.

JOB: Auburn - Sport Management

Auburn University Montgomery is pleased to announce a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, specializing in sport management, within the Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science. The official start date is August of 2011.

Information for this position can be found at:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

JOB: Kinesiology & Health - Miami Ohio

Kinesiology & Health: Clinical Faculty to teach courses addressing issues of sport leadership such as sport organization, management, marketing, administration, public relations, coaching, NCAA and other sport-related policies, and/or sport law; facilitate and supervise student fieldwork experiences in these areas; provide service to the department, division and university.

Require: Master’s degree in sport leadership (e.g., kinesiology; sport administration, management, marketing; coaching; or a related field) at time of the application; knowledge of or experience working with diverse populations; evidence of extraordinary professional experience and/or superior teaching ability in sport leadership. Desire: Ph.D. or comparable advanced degree in sport leadership (e.g., kinesiology; sport administration, management, marketing; coaching; or a related field) by time of the appointment; international professional experience; previous university teaching.

Send letter of application discussing professional and teaching experience, full curriculum vitae or resume, reference contact details, and copy of university transcripts to Cathy Bowling, Department of Kinesiology & Health, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056; 513/529-2700; Contact Dr. Valeria Freysinger, Search Committee Chair with any questions (513-529-2710; Screening of applications begins December 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. Miami University is an EOE/AA employer with smoke-free campuses. For information regarding campus crime and safety, visit Hard copy upon request.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

JOB: Assistant/Associate Professor, Cal State Northridge


Northridge, California 91330 
Department: Kinesiology Effective Date of Appointment: Fall 2011
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-Track Position Salary: Commensurate with background Sport Studies and experience.
Qualifications: Candidates must possess a doctorate in Kinesiology, Physical Education or closely related field of study; ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the doctorate at the time of appointment (August 2011). Other qualifications include: academic emphasis in areas of sport studies (sport psychology, sport sociology, sport history, sport philosophy, and/or socio-cultural aspects of sport, exercise and dance); evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level; demonstrated involvement in scholarship and publication; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within and outside the university; evidence of a broad and balanced view of the discipline of Kinesiology, valuing equally the biological, socio-cultural and aesthetic knowledge of human movement. 
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire. 
Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate Kinesiology major courses in the areas of sport psychology, sport sociology, sport history, sport philosophy, and/or socio-cultural aspects of human movement forms (with an interest in online course development); maintain an active program of research and publication; serve on department, college and university committees as appropriate; mentor students toward academic and professional objectives; collaborate with faculty to assure the appropriate integration of sport studies to other curricular offerings in the department; develop working professional relationships with local, state, and national agencies and organizations to enhance community service, expand educational opportunities, and encourage collaborative research and support; seek grants and outside funding for research projects and program development in sport studies. 
Application Deadline: Screening will begin on November 30, 2010. Priority will be given to applications received by November 24, 2010. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation to the address below.

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three current letters of recommendation to:
Shane Frehlich, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Northridge,
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8287
818-677-3205 (phone), 818-677-3207 (fax) (email) 

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, long known for the intellectual, social and cultural relevance of its 200 academic programs and engaged centers, embraces both innovation – in community service and hands-on experience – and rigor. A minority serving university in a globally diverse region, it is a national leader in preparing teachers for K-12 and first generation college students for graduate studies. 1,700 of its 34,000 students are international. Located in the San Fernando Valley, with 1.8 million people, Cal State Northridge is a park-like campus, 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Cal State Northridge is a welcoming university; we value accessibility, academic excellence and student achievement. For more information about the University, check our website:
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.

Revised 05/2007

Saturday, October 16, 2010

CONFERENCE: People in motion - bridging the local and global

Welcome to the 2011 eass conference. The 8th eass conference - People in motion - bridging the local and global will be held in Umeå, Sweden, from May 18th to 22th 2011. 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. The 2011 eass conference will address a range of critically important issues relating to the overarching theme. Plenary speakers will include leading thinkers in sports, as well as papers and posters by researchers in the field of sport sociology within a variety of empirical, theoretical and cross disciplinary studies.

We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers: Carolina Fusco (University of Toronto, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, Canada).

Roland Robertson (University of Aberdeen in Scotland, Director of the Centre for the Study of Globalization, United Kingdom).

Janice Wright (University of Wollongong, Faculty of Education, Australia). Kimmo Suomi (University of Jyväskylä, Department of Sport Sciences, Finland).

The Organizing Committee has sought to keep costs down. Therefore, the registration fee will be the same in Umeå as in Porto and we are pleased to offer affordable accommodation.

We invite you to visit our official website: On the website you are able to make your registration and submit your abstract!

Friday, October 15, 2010

WORKING GROUP: Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport

The 6th Meeting of the Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport which will be held at the University of Bath (UK) on 26-27 November 2010. 

The purpose of the group is to further the study of the cultural/social, politicaland educational significance of the participation of females in sport, physical cultureand physical activities and to examine gender as it relates to these activities from transnational andinterdisciplinary perspectives.  The group is devoted to the mentoring of young scholars in sports and welcomes scholars from variousdisciplinary backgrounds.

If you are interested in attendingplease email Dr. Megan Chawansky ( no later than 1 November 2010 so that yourname can be included on the registration list. Conference fee is £20.00, payable upon arrival.

FELLOWSHIP: National Sporting Library & Museum

The National Sporting Library & Museum seeks applications for the John H. Daniels Fellowship, which supports scholars doing research in the area of horse and field sports. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2011. The John H. Daniels Fellowship supports scholars at the NSL&M for periods of two weeks to one year. Applicants must submit a formal application demonstrating how they will utilize the NSL&M’s collections of books, periodicals, manuscripts, archival materials, and fine art. A special fellowship will be offered this year for topics relating to field sports and conservation.

Selected fellows receive complimentary housing in Middleburg and a stipend to cover living and travel costs. University faculty and graduate students; museum curators and librarians; and writers and journalists are encouraged to apply. Past fellows from the disciplines of history, literature, equine studies, journalism, art history, anthropology, area studies, and sport and environmental history have received fellowships.

The program began in 2007 in honor of sportsman and book collector, John H. Daniels (1921-2006), a longtime supporter of the NSL&M. Past topics have included a biography of champion show jumper, Snowman; American stable design; the history of riding dress; conservation and ethics in American fly fishing; and Early Modern horsemanship manuals. Since 2007, the NSL&M has hosted 23 fellows from throughout the United States and from five countries. A complete list of past projects is available on the fellowship webpage.

The NSL&M has 17,000 volumes on horse and field sports dating from 1523 to the present. Its collections comprise many areas of equestrian sports, including works on Thoroughbred racing, foxhunting, steeplechasing, dressage, and general horsemanship. Works also include treatises on veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, farriery, cavalry, and training of horses and sporting dogs. Also represented are the non-equestrian, traditionally-British sports of fly fishing, shooting, and fowling. The National Sporting Art Museum will open in 2011 on the Library campus, with 11 galleries featuring exhibits of American and European fine sporting art.

Further information, application criteria, and a brochure may be found at or by contacting Elizabeth Tobey, Director of Research & Publications, at or 540-687-6542 x 11.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

CFP: North American Society for Sport Management

North American Society for Sport Management
Call for Papers
2011 NASSM Conference
June 1-4, 2010 – London, Ontario
NASSM invites individuals to submit a variety of abstract types, including empirical, methodological, conceptual, and teaching related abstracts. Submissions will begin to be accepted on October 1, 2010. Completed research or research in progress is acceptable.

Submission Guidelines:  Presentations may be proposed as either:
  1. A 20-minute oral presentation (including questions)
  2. A poster
  3. A 60-minute full session symposium, roundtable, forum, or workshop
Authors’ names may not appear on more than two (2) abstracts/proposals of any kind (i.e., authors are limited to two possible presentations regardless of co-authorship or type of presentation). The only exception to this limit is for an advisor to a student who is submitting an abstract, in which case, the advisor position must be clearly indicated in the author section of the submission. In this case, the first author must be a student and registered at their institution as such at the time of the abstract submission deadline. Abstracts submitted to NASSM should not be concurrently submitted for consideration to another conference or have been previously presented at another conference, and submitted abstracts should not be of work published prior to November 2010.

Abstract Format and Submission:  All abstracts must be submitted online. Specific instructions for the submission process are posted at Abstracts must include the following information and conform to the following requirements:   
  1. Up to two pages maximum (8.5 x 11 inch paper with 1-inch margins) using a 12-point Times New Roman font (75 minute session abstracts may not exceed 3 pages);
  2. Presentation title; 
  3. Abstract should include text only. Figures and tables are not acceptable.
  4. Author(s), institution(s) name(s), and contact information. Those abstracts selected for presentation will be reprinted and published in the Conference Abstracts as submitted. Some editorial corrections will be made by the Program Coordinator, but there will not be an opportunity for authors to revise their abstract.
  5. Authors cannot be added after the abstract submission deadline.

Submission Procedure:  The submission site will require you to supply the following information:  
  1. Presentation category (i.e., empiricalconceptualteachingmethodology);
  2. Topic area (i.e., communication, diversity, economics, ethics, finance, governance, legal aspects, management/leadership, marketing, organizational theory, professional preparation, socio-cultural, sport tourism, research/statistical methodology, teaching sport management); 
  3. The type of presentation desired (i.e., 25-minute oral; poster; 75-minute symposium, roundtable, forum, or workshop); 
  4. The principal author’s primary contact information.
Abstract(s) submission indicates the intent of the presenter(s) to register for and attend the 2011 NASSM conference. The presenter must register by the conference early bird registration deadline or his/her paper will be withdrawn.

Submission Deadline:  Abstracts should NOT be submitted prior to October 1, 2010, and MUST be received no later than NOVEMBER 1, 2010 (11:59 PM, PST). Submissions received after this date and time will not be accepted or reviewed.

Review Process:  All abstracts will be subjected to a blind review. No preference will be given to longer abstracts. The review criteria will be based on the presentation category. For more information on the criteria, please consult the NASSM abstract review criteria.

 Program Chair: Conference Chair:
 Dr. George Cunningham
 Dr. Karen Danylchuk

SEMINAR: Surfing's Final Frontier: Discovering Paradise in Suharto's Indonesia



Speaker: Dr Scott Laderman (University of Minnesota)

This paper will examine American and Australian surfers’ embrace of
Indonesian tourism – and their assistance to the Suharto regime in opening
up the archipelago to Western travelers – shortly after the violent events
of 1965 that brought Suharto to power. Indonesia, which in the 1950s had
been a leading Third World proponent of nonalignment in the broader Cold
War struggle, became, by the mid- to late-1960s, a staunch American ally
in Washington’s ideological competition with China and the Soviet Union.
It was in 1965 that Indonesia’s neutralist Sukarno government was
overthrown in a U.S.-backed coup that culminated in the deaths of hundreds
of thousands of people. The C.I.A., in a 1968 study, characterized this
carnage as “one of the worst mass murders of the 20th century.” In the
decades that followed, Indonesia stood out as a leading recipient of U.S.
military aid and diplomatic support, whether in Jakarta’s brutal and
consistent suppression of internal dissent or in its 1975 invasion and
genocidal occupation of East Timor.

It was also in the late 1960s and early 1970s that Indonesia began to
capture the attention of American and Australian surfers who discovered
amidst its thousands of islands some of the finest waves in the world.
Surfing magazines regularly published features on Indonesian “surfaris”
across the archipelago, while filmmakers captured the country’s waves and
people in productions ranging from Morning of the Earth (1971), Uluwatu
(1976), and Bali High (1981) to Storm Riders (1982) and Tales of the Seven
Seas (1981). In such features, whether print or filmic, the nation was
represented not as a site of dictatorship and state repression – which was
how too many Indonesians experienced life in their country – but, rather,
as an exotic paradise with primitive locals who celebrated the American
and Australian surfers’ interest in their homeland.

Part of a larger book project on surfing, surf culture, and U.S. foreign
relations, “Surfing’s Final Frontier” will examine this discursive erasure
and surfers’ collaboration with the Suharto regime, illustrating how the
touristic impulse that is intrinsic to the sport of surfing has inevitably
been imbued with political meaning.

Scott Laderman is an assistant professor of history at the University of
Minnesota, Duluth. The author of Tours of Vietnam: War, Travel Guides,
and Memory (2009), his work has appeared in several edited collections and
in the Pacific Historical Review, the International Journal of
Contemporary Iraqi Studies, and a number of other publications.

Time and Date: 5:15 PM, Monday, 25 October
Location: Ecclesiastical History Room, Institute of Historical Research,
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

All are welcome. For more information, please contact Dion Georgiou, at

SYMPOSIUM: Legal Perspectives on the NCAA

This Friday, Oct. 15, 8:30am - 5:00 pm.

Boston College Law School and the BC Law Review will host a free, all-day symposium that examines the legal issues surrounding the unprecedented growth of the NCAA over the last 100 years and the impact on amateurism, academic standards, student rights.

The event is free and open to the publicRegistration is required by visiting
or by sending your name, address and affiliation to 
For more information on the event and a schedule, visit

CFP: Sports and Globalization: Concepts, Structures, Cases


Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto
the Department of German and Dutch, University of Cambridge


JUNE 2-4, 2011
University of Toronto

DEADLINE: November 25, 2010

International organizations such as FIFA and the IOC boast more
members than the UN, and offer a platform to large and small nations
alike that is unrivalled by any other cultural or political body. The
production, communication and consumption of sport through myriad and
increasingly complex interrelationships across trans-national
corporations, sports federations and the media has allowed recent
events to balloon to cumulative audiences in excess of 40 billion.
High-performance athletes enjoy greater mobility and visibility, and
conglomerates have more vested interest in supporters, stadia, clubs,
franchises, and international markets than at any other point in the
history of sport. The interest of governments to stage and succeed in
global events ? an increasingly common phenomenon from the interwar
period ? continues unabated.

Critics have, rightly, highlighted the division of labor that
exploits developing countries for the manufacture of sportswear and
equipment; the ?de-skilling? of donor countries, particularly in
Africa and Central and North America, whose athletic base is raided
to supply leagues and markets in more prosperous parts of the world;
and, as evidenced by Chinese basketball player Yao Ming?s drafting
into the NBA, the concomitant drop in spectatorship for national and
regional events when local heroes depart for wealthier climes and are
followed by fans at home spectating via satellite and internet
transmission. At the same time, advocates describe the rise of
?cosmopolitan nationalism? (Foer) in sports such as soccer, noting,
for instance, that fans of this grouping alone voted Democratic in
the 2004 US election; sports are often the first cultural space in
which migrants gain social recognition; and, as Chinese sports
experts have argued, the hype and enthusiasm that surrounds stars
such as Yao Ming evade the control of the regime and could ultimately
undermine it from below. Recent research on sport in the former Soviet
block would certainly support their analysis.

The conference will seek to highlight the uniqueness of sport and
the consequences of this uniqueness for an understanding of the
globalization phenomenon. The conference aims to gather speakers
from, and contributions on, a broad spectrum of countries, but
particularly from newly emerging players (such as India, China,
Brazil) as well as the old-world powers of Europe (especially its
Eastern and peripheral regions) and North America and their
traditional capillary organizations, FIFA and the IOC. Papers on the
impact of globalization on Africa and sport?s as yet unrealized
potential on that continent will be vital. Comparative analyses would
also be particularly welcome.

Presentations might focus on the following:

* What is the theoretical link between ?globalization? and ?sport?,
and how does this link differ from other aspects of globalization?
* What sporting case studies (e.g. soccer, basketball, baseball,
hockey) help us to understand the relationship between globalization
and sport?
* How are we to understand the globalization of fandom with all its
attendant accoutrements and paraphernalia (fanzines, blogs, dedicated
club websites, replica kit sales, etc.)?
* What are the implications of the structure of sports sponsorship?
* In what ways do the major sports events (FIFA World Cup, the
Olympic Games) generate or indeed distort the feeling of
participation in a global conversation?


Professor Roland Robertson, University of Aberdeen, UK
Professor Andrei Markovits, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Abstracts to be submitted to[1] by _FRIDAY NOV 25,

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CFP: Volume on Fly Fishing, History, and Conservation

Outline of Proposal to Cambridge Scholars Press: “Rivers of Conservation: Historical and Global Perspectives in Fly Fishing and Coldwater Conservation”

Edited by, Samuel Snyder, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Tobey, Ph.D.

Recently, the Society for Conservation Biology touted recreational anglers, particularly fly fishers, as “instrumental in successful fisheries conservation through active involvement in, or initiation of, conservation projects to reduce both direct and external stressors contributing to fishery declines.” The engagement of the fly fishing community in the protection of nature or conservation of fisheries is hardly a new phenomenon. An intense interest and concern for the well-being of streams and watersheds stems from the nature of the sport, which has since its earliest years inspired evolving manifestations of nature study, entomology, and ichthyology.

Yet, one need not assume investigations into the workings of fish and their aquatic homes are tethered explicitly to the pragmatic goals of catching food. Throughout the storied history of fly fishing trout and salmon have tugged at the human imagination in various and complex ways. Fly fishing has led anglers to pen poetry and prose of devotion to the majestic Atlantic salmon or the increasingly isolated brook trout. Artists over a span of centuries, including Johann Stradanus, Winslow Homer, Ogden Pleissner, and James Prosek have recorded the diversity and beauty of species of sportfish. Fish and fishing have also inspired a number of genres and techniques, from still lives of fish in European and American painting to the gyotaku fish prints made by Japanese artists.  What seems a sport to many, fly fishing is an outright religion to others. The practice and experience of fly fishing carries with it certain experiential and aesthetic qualities that draw anglers to pursue the sport with unique passion. That passion has extended well beyond a desire to catch fish, but to motivations to protect the spaces of fishing – creeks, rivers, and watersheds. As Aldo Leopold wrote, love of sport is often the catalyst for a conservation ethic.

This conservation ethic is manifest in many contexts of fly fishing based conservation. Anglers in America were some of the first to speak out on the declining quality of waters from pollution caused by rising industry in a developing nation.  Responding to plummeting fish numbers anglers were catalytic in the practice of pisciculture and the spread of fish hatcheries around the country and the world. A devotion to sport led anglers to carry trout from their homelands to far off waters of New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and South America - which paradoxically has earned brown and rainbow trout a place on the list of top 100 invasive species. Recognizing their blunder, most recently, anglers have begun to remove those non-native trout in order to restore native populations of trout such as the Rio Grande cutthroat in headwater streams of New Mexico, for example. In the United States and abroad, fly fishers have worked in local grassroots organizations or national politics always pushing the front edge of river and watershed management and conservation strategies.

Suffice to say, fly fishing has a storied, complex, and paradoxical relationship with the waters and rivers of fishing.  This book will explore that history.  Drawing upon the work of historians, social scientists, and leaders in the field of conservation biology, this work seeks to bring together a diverse collection of essays engaging the relationship between the sport of fly fishing and the histories of trout conservation, river management, and the emergence of ecological restoration. 

As anglers and conservationists move forward through the 21st century, the protection and management of trout, salmon, and their habitats face continuing challenges from the impacts of climate change on native trout habitat, to mineral and resource extraction in wild salmon waters, to the impacts of invasive species on pristine waters. Assessing future challenges demands understanding the history and trajectories of trout management around the globe. Throughout this history anglers have been motivated by aesthetic dimensions of fly fishing, advances in ecological understandings, and community collaboration amongst grassroots groups. Assessing the successes and failures of these stories is imperative for navigating future trout waters.

The inspiration for this study evolved from a public symposium hosted by the National Sporting Library and Museum in November of 2009, titled "A River Never Sleeps: Conservation, History, and the Fly Fishing River," evoking the title of Roderick Haig-Brown’s important book of the same title.    Three of the speakers from this symposium – Samuel Snyder, Bryon Borgelt, and James Prosek- will contribute chapters to this volume, as well as symposium coordinator, Elizabeth Tobey.  As a result of that symposium and conversations around the publication of an edited volume on the subject, we have approached Cambridge Scholars Press, who has expressed interest in our project.

Therefore, we are seeking contributors to this volume from a wide range of academic disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and biological sciences.  Beyond academic perspectives we understand and appreciate that practitioners of the sport of fly fishing often develop deep and nuanced experience and knowledge of the traditions of their sport.  Therefore, in an effort to encourage dialogue and exchange among academics, sportsmen, artists, and writers, the editors also wish to include some perspectives of individuals outside academia.  These individuals are also actively engaged, either directly or indirectly through the subject matter of their work or environmental activism, in documenting fly fishing’s rich history and protecting rivers and streams.
For more information about participation in this project, please email project editors Samuel Snyder, PhD (, Elizabeth Tobey, PhD (, or Bryon Borgelt ( If you are interested in contributing, please submit a 150 word abstract by January 15, 2011.

Elizabeth Tobey, Ph.D., Director of Research & Publications
National Sporting Library & Museum
P.O. Box 1335 (102 The Plains Rd.)
Middleburg, VA 20118-1335
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