Call for Papers
THE 10th ANNUAL MACINTOSH SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT DAY CONFERENCE
Saturday, February 4, 2012, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University would like to invite all those interested in socio-cultural studies of sport and exercise to our annual day conference, held in the memory of our colleague Dr. Donald Macintosh.
The conference programme will consist of several sessions of graduate student presentations, a catered lunch, and the annual Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture, which will be given this year by Dr. James Gillett, Chair of the Department of Health Aging and Society at McMaster University. Dr. Gillett is also an associate professor in the Department of Sociology. He completed his PhD at McMaster University in the Department of Sociology and afterward worked at the University of Windsor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology as an Ontario HIV Treatment Network postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Gillett is interested in critical, interpretative social science research in the area of sport/physical culture, interspecies relations, media communications, and health/illness. His work has been published in a wide variety of international journals including the Sociology of Sport Journal, Sociology of Health and Illness, Media Culture and Society, and AIDS and Public Policy. Dr. Gillett’s book, A Grassroots History of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in North America, was published by Marquette Books in 2011.
Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference should send abstracts or proposals for round-table discussions to Samantha King (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 16, 2011. We are looking for presentations of works-in-progress, as well as presentations of completed research.
Kingston is accessible by VIA rail or bus. It is a two hour and 45 minute drive from downtown Toronto or downtown Montreal. It is a two-hour drive from Ottawa and a one-hour drive from Watertown, New York. Registration fees are $30 for faculty and $20 for students.
For information or to add your name to our email list, please write to Samantha King: email@example.com.