Friday, December 16, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Murray Edwards College
Cambridge University, UK
23 - 25 July 2012
We are excited to be holding the Third International on Sport and Society at the Cambridge University, one of the world's oldest and most renowned universities. The conference commences just days before the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Participants can experience all of the excitement and anticipation of one of sports greatest events.
The International Conference on Sport and Society and its companion International Journal of Sport and Society provide a forum for wide-ranging and interdisciplinary examination of sport, including: the history, sociology and psychology of sport; sports medicine and health; physical and health education; and sports administration and management. This year's conference will also offer a special stream on Disability in Sport.
In addition to an impressive line-up of international plenary speakers, the conference will include paper presentations, workshops, and colloquia submitted by practitioners, teachers and researchers. Please refer to the Call-for-Papers for proposal submission guidelines and descriptions of sessions. Presenters may also choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of Sport and Society. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available.
Visit our website for more information about the conference, our submission process and this year's themes, to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, and to become an active member of our community - all available at: http://SportConference.com
The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 8 December 2011. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date.
We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Cambridge in July, 2012.
University of East London, London, UK
For the Advisory Board, International Conference on Sport and Society and the International Journal of Sport and Society
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Job Title: Assistant Professor, Sport Coaching Education
Grant Funded? No
Position Type: Faculty
Department: Human Performance & Recreation
Pay Grade Level: N/A
Job Summary: The University of Southern Mississippi School of Human Performance and Recreation invites applications for a faculty position in the Sport Coaching Education program. This position is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank starting August 2012. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teach undergraduate and graduate sport coaching education courses
2. Conduct research and scholarly activities such as publications and presentations
3. Direct student research
4. Serve on graduate committees
5. Seek external funding
6. Hold active membership in professional associations and organizations
7. Serve on committees and participate in official activities at the program, departmental, college, and university levels
1. Earned doctorate (degree awarded by December, 2012) in sport pedagogy, sport studies, sport psychology, sport sociology, physical education, or closely related field
2. Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the mission of the university
3. Demonstrated, or potential to develop, line of scholarly inquiry evidenced by submission of peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations
4. Potential for grant writing
5. Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of professional developments related to area of specialization
6. Knowledge and familiarity with the NASPE National Standards for Sport Coaches
1. Experience in advising students, publishing scholarly articles, and pursuit of external funding
2. Expertise in one or more of the following: sport pedagogy, coach development, coaching ethics, coach-athlete relationships, psychological foundation of coaching, designing strength and conditioning programs, sport sociology
3. Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology in teaching
Posting Date: 11-22-2011
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must complete an employment application form located on The University of Southern Mississippi Human Resources Web site at https://www.usm/hr/emp_app/main.php. The following items will be included in this application: a current vita, contact information of three references, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a formal letter of application outlining interests and qualifications. Applications will not be completed until all of those items have been received. Official transcripts will be required prior to acceptance of the position. Information concerning the School of Human Performance and Recreation's faculty, programs and facilities can be obtained at http://www.usm.edu/hpr/. For additional questions, please contact the chair of the committee, Dr. Laurie A. Neelis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Southern Mississippi is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and Americans with Disabilities Act Institution. Females and minorities are especially invited to apply.
Additional University/Departmental Information:
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls nearly 16,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Six additional research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Meridian. Learn more at www.usm.edu.
Work Hours: Will vary depending upon teaching schedules and office hours.
The event represents a special opportunity to interact and network with researchers from all over the world, in particular with colleagues from Latin America on themes related to the history of physical education and sports.
Brazilian researchers have made a significant contribution to the field of History of Physical Education and Sports in the last three decades and they are looking forward to exchange information and ideas with colleagues from abroad. The congress provides a unique opportunity for the development of joint research projects.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Deadline for submissions: January 30, 2012
The 47th Annual Meeting of the CSA will be held from Tuesday May 29 through to Saturday, June 2, 2012. The CSA Conference will be held as part of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, this year taking place at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario.
We are now accepting abstract submissions for more than one hundred sessions.
Visit our website to access the online conference system (http://www.csa-scs.ca/
- Abstracts must be submitted online by January 30, 2012
- Paper abstracts should be between 100 and 200 words
- Presentations will be confirmed by February 15, 2012
- The general CSA policy allows up to two presentations of papers and up to three presentations including panels and plenary (participation as session chair or discussant does not count in these limits)
- Presenters will communicate directly with Session Organizers regarding the submission of full papers or presentations due May 1, 2012
- The CSA Office must be notified immediately if there are changes to any presentation title or abstract, or if a presenter is unable to attend Congress
- CSA Conference Membership and Congress registration policies apply
Refer to the CSA website for information on Membership policies and Conference timelines (http://www.csa-scs.ca/
- Regular sessions are 90 minutes in duration and should include between 3-4 papers, an organizer, a discussant, and a chair.
- A session organizer may present a paper in a session that he or she has organized but cannot also act as discussant or chair of the same session
- Presentation time for each paper and for the discussant is limited to 20 minutes for a three paper session and 15 minutes for a four paper session
- Papers are to be presented in the order listed on the program
- The Session Chair is expected to monitor the session
For a list of sessions and abstract submission instructions visit our website at; (http://www.csa-scs.ca/
If you have any technical difficulties or questions about this submission system, please send an email to Luc Boyer at email@example.com. If you have any non-technical (with the exception of login issues) or general inquiries please contact Sherry Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Proposals of 200 words on subjects dating from the twentieth century onwards, are invited in but not confined to, the following areas:
- Commodity, mass culture and globalised cultures.
- ‘Bedroom cultures’: fanzines, magazines, gaming, social networking, blogs.
- Gender and ‘Urban Tribes’, ‘Neo-tribes’ and ‘scenes’.
- Youth culture, activism, ageing, politics and resistance.
- Fictions, films, archives, photography and art.
- The body: identity, fashion, aesthetics, tattooing, piercing and body modification
- Music: jazz, hip-hop, heavy metal, punk, goth, rockabilly, riot grrrl
- Sexual representation: queers, lesbians, gays, non-monogamy, straight, fetish.
- Underground/amateur sports: roller derby, baseball, football, softball, rounders.
- Race and racial identities.
We would particularly welcome contributions from literature, film and television, art, photography, cultural studies, theatre, gender studies, psychology and sociology, history and politics. Performance proposals and innovative presentation methods are encouraged. We intend to publish a selection of papers submitted to the symposium.
Proposals should be sent to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Beyond Sports vs. Games workshop @ IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Date: Friday, February 17, 2012
T.L. Taylor, Emma Witkowski, Miguel Sicart, and Douglas Wilson of the
IT University of Copenhagen.
Ten years of game studies have passed with little exploration of
sports as a key link in the study of computer gaming. Despite the huge
popularity of sports titles, the growth of e-sports, or the general
adoption of "sporting attitudes" and practices, not much work has been
done to unpack the nature
of computer game play as sport. Conversely, forty years of sports
studies have produced only limited consideration of the practices and
research taking place on digital playing fields. The time is long
overdue for these research fields to mingle. With computer games as a
central focus point, this one-day workshop looks to embrace
interdisciplinary perspectives on sports and computer games, prompting
a richer conversation about the nature of digital play by bringing to
the foreground a sports orientation.
This workshop will be of particular interest to researchers working in
sports and/or game studies. We welcome an interdisciplinary mix.
Drawing from a variety of perspectives including (but not limited to)
game studies, game design research, game history, sociology,
leisure studies, and sports studies, workshop participants will
present original research on the subject. Topics can range from
empirical studies to theoretical or conceptual work that uses sports
as a new interpretive frame for digital play. Examples include (but
are not limited to):
- Sports video games and athletic simulation
- Sportspersonship and digital games
- Designing for digital sports
- Play as sporting performance, expertise, and virtuoso play
- Sporting outsiders, alternatives, and rebels
- Fantasy sports & gameplay
- Amateurism & professionalism
- Computer games as lifestyle sports
- Coaching, leading, and mentoring teams
- Spectatorship, audience, and digital sports
- Sporting fields of play: stadiums, servers, and desktops
- Digital sporting equipment and gaming technologies
- Physicality and embodiment in games
- Rules and regulations of play
- Computation and sports
- Sports ethics and digital games
- Relationship between digital games and traditional athleticism/sports
The workshop will consist of presentation of participant research,
feedback on it, and themed discussion sessions. Each participant will
also be assigned two participant?s abstracts to give focused feedback
on. This format offers rigorous consideration of each participants
ideas and works to set-up some central issues to be followed as a
group in the discussion. The organizers will also provide a few texts
for everyone to read in advance (in addition to the abstracts) to
provide some shared overview/context.
*Deadline and Participation:*
There are places for approximately 12 participants. They will be
selected by the organizing committee on the basis of the submitted
extended abstracts, with an eye toward the overall workshop mix and
thematic focus. Extended abstracts of 500 words are due by 15 November
2011 to email@example.com. You will receive a notification of
acceptance within about a week. You must submit via the format
provided here [application format
The form includes the extended abstract describing how your work
relates to the workshop topic and briefly outlines the core issues you
are facing or developed points for discussion at the workshop. As the
workshop is interdisciplinary, please include in the abstract basic
information about your disciplinary context in order to help the
organizers theme the discussion sessions.
*Participation in the workshop is free. However, participants are
responsible for covering their own meals, transportation, and accommodation.
For more information, see the workshop website:
The Knapsack Institute: Transforming Teaching and Learning, June 6-9, 2012
The Knapsack Institute supports educators across the nation as they create curriculum and pedagogy to integrate race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and other forms of social inequality into their work and strive to create inclusive classrooms.
The Knapsack Institute provides educators with a framework for teaching about the matrix of privilege and oppression. Our interactive, collaborative Institute welcomes all educators ((broadly defined, including K-12, higher education, non-profit staff, private sector, diversity trainers, etc.). Alumni include faculty, teachers, and facilitators at many levels, from a wide range of disciplines, backgrounds, and organizations.
The Knapsack Institute:
· Is a forum for sharing ideas and strategies
· Emphasizes pedagogical approaches to teaching diversity, privilege, and intersectionality
· Provides professional growth and development, including CEUs & academic credit
· Provides mentoring and leadership development
· Supports curriculum building
· Provides hands-on activities, tools and practices that can be replicated
· Provides strategies for dealing with resistance
· Provides suggestions for creating institutional change in your organization
· Provides resources and networking to support on-going change
· Is facilitated by faculty and informed by the latest research
K-12 Track! We are partnering with a number of national organizations to offer a separate K-12 track. Breakout sessions will examine issues such as: bullying, ally building, issues of safety for students, gender identity, creating inclusive environments, and culturally responsive practices. Co-sponsored by theADL’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCEÒ Institute
Evaluation Highlights: for the fourth consecutive year, on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being fully agree, participants rated the KI a 10 in the following key areas:
· This Institute was very useful and valuable to me
· I would recommend this Institute to colleagues
· Speakers were knowledgeable and engaging
The Knapsack Institute is a program of The Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion, the home of the national, award-winning White Privilege Conference.
Flier with further details attached. Early registration discounts available. Details and application at: http://www.uccs.edu/~
The Women’s Sports Foundation is pleased to release a first-of-its-kind report on gender and high school sports participation. This report, “Progress Without Equity: The Provision of High School Athletic Opportunity in the United States, by Gender 1993-94 through 2005-06,” flows from an analysis of high schools that is unprecedented in its national and historical scope. It uses merged data from the Civil Rights Data Collection and the Common Core of Data, which is collected by the National Center for Education Statistics.
The report examines gender differences in athletic opportunity in a nationally representative sample of 24,370 public four-year high schools across 1993-94, 1999-2000 and 2005-06. Three measures of the extent of athletic opportunity are documented including the number of athletic participation opportunities, the number of teams, and the number of sports. This report was authored by Don Sabo, Ph.D., Professor of Health Policy, , and Phil Veliz, M.S., University at , the State University of .
The key findings in “Progress Without Equity” include:
· While high schools gradually increased their allocations of athletic participation opportunities between 1993-94 and 2005-06, progress toward closing the gender gap slowed after 2000.
· Boys received a larger proportion of athletic participation opportunities than girls did for each school year in all communities (i.e., urban, suburban, town, and rural). The lowest percentages of athletic participation opportunities occurred in urban schools, whereas the highest percentages were issued in rural schools.
· Schools with greater economic resources provided more athletic participation opportunities for their students—both girls and boys—than their less fiscally sound counterparts.
· Girls were provided proportionately fewer athletic participation opportunities than boys during each school year and in all geographic regions (i.e., Northeast, , South and West.
This report provides educators and policymakers at the national and state levels with new and more accurate information. The data presented here reflect the provision of athletic opportunities to U.S. girls and boys during an historical period in which the influence of Titles IX was growing. The results show that while some progress was made toward expanding the opportunity sector of interscholastic sports to include more girls between 1993-94 and 2005/06, gender equity was not achieved.
You can view the full report by visiting http://www.
We encourage you to include the information from this report on your organization’s Web site and/or in your online and offline publications. All parents, school administrators and coaches and organizations pertaining to sports, youth and women will benefit from the findings in this report.