Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CFA: 39th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS)

Dear colleagues,
The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS) invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at its 39th Annual Conference. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rochester, New York from Thursday, September 8 through Sunday, September 11, 2011. The College at Brockport, State University of New York will be the host institution for this exciting event.
To access the conference’s webpage, please click on the following link:
You may now register for the conference and reserve rooms at the Hyatt Regency Rochester using the tabs on the left.
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.
Abstracts should be 300-500 words long, in English, and must be received by April 15, 2011.
Please send the abstract blind-review ready as an attachment, preferably in Word, to Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, the Conference Chair, at:
Do not hesitate to contact either of us if you have questions about the conference.
All best wishes,
Dr. Peter F. Hager
Dr. Cesar R. Torres

Sunday, March 27, 2011

CFS: 2011 NASSS Conference

Call for Session Proposals
2011 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference
Minneapolis, MN • November 2-5 2011

We are now calling for sessions to be scheduled within the 2011 NASSS Conference Program. Each session will be 90 minutes long and should be related to the conference theme, when possible.

The Program Committee has chosen the following theme for the 2011 conference:
1. Type of session. [Here, specify whether the session is one of the following 3 types: (a) paper presentations session (usually includes 3 or 4 papers that are presented orally); (b) a panel or round table session (usually allows for a session organizer to invite 3 or more participants to discuss a specific theme - such participants do not present a paper per se and do not submit an abstract); or (c) workshop session (these sessions are designed to incorporate
a lot of interaction around a particular topic that may be more practically oriented).]
2. Title of the session (maximum of 20 words)
3. A short description of the proposed session (maximum of 200 words)
4. The name, affiliation (university or institution) and email address of the organiser(s).

“Revolutionizing Sporting Bodies: Technologies in Practice”

We encourage those interested in organizing a session to send their proposal in the following format:

Please submit your proposal in the body of your e-mail (no attachments please).
Please submit your email message to:

All those who submit their session proposals by the deadline (May 1st, 2011) will be contacted in early July 2011. We will then let them know whether their proposal has been accepted and provide them with information about the next steps leading to the conference.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

CONFERENCE: University of Maryland PCS Student 2011

PCS STUDENT CONFERENCE 2011 - "Bodies of Knowledge" - April 14/15 2011

The Physical Cultural Studies program at the University of Maryland is hosting its 4th annual student conference, titled “Bodies of Knowledge,” on Thursday, April 14th and Friday, April 15th, 2011 – the keynote lecture (Dr. Josh Newman, University of Otago) and roundtable discussion will take place on 4/14, and the student conference sessions will be held 4/15. The deadline for abstract submission has been set at Friday, April 4th.

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to provide students the opportunity to present both qualitative and quantitative work in all phases of research related to health, (in)activity, and the active body in society. Abstracts for papers or posters are welcomed from all disciplines and fields. The PCS conference is known for its welcoming and informal environment in which to share scholarship, no matter the depth of analysis or sample size.

This year’s theme, “Bodies of Knowledge,” broadens the focus of the physical cultural studies “lens” by inviting discussion of the active body from all manner of perspectives, encouraging an intermingling of (inter)disciplinary knowledges, theories and methods which focus on the body and embodiment. Through the student presentations, the aim is to foster both awareness and dialogue in relation to the multiple ways of “knowing” the body, and how the body comes to be “known” in different context.
This theme will be reflected in the roundtable panel discussion, which will feature prominent scholars from a variety of disciplines in engage in conversation regarding the ‘production’ of, and implications for, the knowledge involved in understandings of the body, from everyday perceptions to public health policy.

Submissions are thus encouraged which both facilitate and broaden the perspective(s) of physical cultural studies – with special emphasis placed on the open environment towards any and all scholars, regardless of department, rank or progress of project. The PCS conference serves as an excellent opportunity for any scholar to put forth the ideas that they hope to share.

Submission Information: Email Abstracts to by Monday, April 4, 2011

For additional details, please visit:

CFP: "Under Pressure" JLS special issue

Call for Papers:Journal of Lesbian Studies

Special Issue: “Under Pressure”
Guest Edited by Yetta Howard

The JLS [Routledge/Taylor& Francis] invites essays for a special issue on the
theme, “Under Pressure.” Specifically, this special issue will explore the
cultural forms that place pressure on the category “lesbian” and/or the pressure
“lesbian” places on the aesthetic. To put pressure is to exert force—until the
object being forced can no longer sustain its present condition. Accordingly,
the state of being under pressure involves cohesion and stability pushed to the
limits. This issue will consider various aesthetic practices that put pressure
or are under pressure, practices that strain, or even burden, understandings of
queer female identities. What forms does the collision of “lesbian” with its
representational contexts take?

Essays on visual, textual, and auditory culture including, but not limited to,
studies in film, literature, comics/graphic novels, music, performance, and art
are welcome.

After the initial review of proposals, authors will be contacted within two –
four weeks as to the status of their submissions. Proposals will be evaluated
for originality, writing style, and pertinence to the special issue theme. Final
essays should be 5,000 – 10,000 words and contain no identifying information in
order to facilitate anonymous review.

Please send a one-page proposal (approx. 500 words) to Dr. Yetta Howard at by May 15, 2011. Please put “JLS Special Issue” in the
subject line.

Final essay deadline is September 1, 2011.
Yetta Howard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English (beg. Fall 2011)
Affiliated Faculty Member, LGBT Studies Minor
San Diego State University

Thursday, March 10, 2011

AWARD: 2011 SSSP Graduate Student Paper Competition


The Sport, Leisure, and the Body Division announces the 2011 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Papers may be empirical and/or theoretical, and they may be on any aspect of sport or sporting culture, leisure, and/or sporting bodies broadly defined. The winner will receive a stipend of $100, student membership in SSSP, complimentary registration fee for the 2011 annual meeting (to help the winner attend the meeting), and a complimentary ticket to the 2011 awards banquet. The winner may also be invited to present the winning paper at one of the Sport, Leisure, and the Body sessions being at the 2011 annual meeting.
To be eligible, a paper must meet the following criteria:
1) The paper must be authored by one or more students, and not co-authored with a faculty member or colleague who is not a student;
2) The paper must have been written between January 2010and March 2011;
3) The paper may not have been submitted or accepted for publication (papers that have been presented at a professional meeting or that have been submitted for presentation at a professional meeting are eligible);
4) The paper must not exceed 30 pages including notes, references, and tables;
5) The paper must be typed using 12 point font in either Times New Roman or Courier;
and 6) The paper must be accompanied by a nominating letter from a faculty member at the student’s college or university.

Please submit your paper electronically as a Word-compatible file to .

The faculty letter of nomination may be sent electronically or as a hard copy to:
Dr. PJ McGann, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, 3212 LSA Building, 500 So. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382.

Paper submission must be dated (via electronic time/date stamp and post-mark) on or before March 31, 2011.

CONFERENCE: Sports in Africa and the Global South

Dear Colleagues and Friends

The Institute for the African Child and the Center for Sports Administration cordially invite you to the 7th Sports in Africa symposium.

The program will be webcasted from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on

Best regards




Friday, March 11, 2010

1:00 - 1:50 p.m. - Walter Hall, Room 135
Ming Li - Sports Administration, Ohio University
Michael Pfahl - Sports Administration, Ohio University

2:00 - 2:50 p.m. - Walter Hall, Room 135
South America/Caribbean
Rafael Obregon - Communication and Development, Ohio University
David Carr - Coaching Education, Ohio University

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Walter Hall, Room 135
Keynote Address
From Marginalization to Global Citizenship:
Africa's First World Cup in Historical Perspective

Peter Alegi - Michigan State University

Peter Alegi is an associate professor of history at Michigan State University and the author of Laduma! Soccer, Politics, andSociety in South Africa (2004) andAfrican Soccerscapes, How a Continent Changed the World's Game (2010) published by Ohio University Press-Swallow Press.
He is an editorial board member of theInternational Journal of African Historical Studies, book review editor of Soccer and Society, and an editorial board member of the Interdisciplinary e-journal of African Sports, Impumelelo.
Alegi was a fulbright scholar at the University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa in 2010. His blog, Football Is Coming Home, provided daily comments and reflections on the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Grover Center Atrium
Poster Session: UNHCR Toolkit Project by Sports and Development students

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Grover Center, W115
Movie: Pelada
Presentation: Sheri Huckleberry, Coaching Education, Ohio University

College of Health Sciences and Professions - African Studies Program - Multicultural Programs - Center for Sports Administration - College of Business

AWARD: 2011 NASSS Book Nominations

Dear NASSS colleagues,

Please find below the list of nominated books for the 2011 NASSS Book Award
Competition. Thank you to all those who put forth nominations and happy
reading to all.

Best regards,
Parissa Safai (
2011 NASSS Book Award Committee Chair

Nominated Books (in alphabetical order by author’s surname):
Sport Theory and Social Problems: A Critical Introduction
Eric Anderson
ISBN: 978-0-415-57126-5

Getting in the Game: Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution
Deborah Brake
New York University Press
ISBN: 978-0-8147-9965-9

Race, Sport and Politics: The Sporting Black Diaspora
Ben Carrington
ISBN: 978-1-4129-0102-4

A History of Sports Highlights: Replayed Plays from Edison to ESPN
Ray Gamache
McFarland Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7864-4997-2

The New Plantation: Black Athletes, College Sports and Predominately White NCAA
Billy Hawkins
Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 978-0-230-61517-5

Globalization, Sport and Corporate Nationalism: The New Cultural Economy of the
New Zealand All Blacks
Jay Scherer and Steven Jackson
Peter Lang Publishers
ISBN: 978-3-03911-114-5

Skate Life: Re-Imagining White Masculinity
Emily Chivers Yochim
University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 978-0-472-07080-0

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

AWARD: 2011 Barbara Brown Student Paper Award

2011 Barbara Brown Student Paper Award

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

• Papers may not exceed 30 double-spaced pages, including notes, tables, and references (which also need to be double-spaced).
• Papers should be free of any reference to the author(s) in order to ensure blind review.
• Authors should follow a consistent style (e.g., APA) throughout the paper, and should include line numbers to facilitate reviewer comments.
• Authors should include a cover page with the title of the paper, their full contact information, institutional affiliation, degree program, advisor name and contact information, and award category for submission (master’s or doctoral).

• Authors MUST be members of NASSS at time of submission. Please be sure that your membership status is updated and current.
• Papers do not need to be submitted for presentation at the NASSS conference (though most are).
• Authors must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time their paper is submitted.
• Papers that have undergone formal, peer review for publication are not eligible for the contest.
• Papers must represent student-produced inquiry only. Limited input from supervisors (e.g., general feedback on structure and content, or recommendations for editing) is acceptable, but papers on which supervisors have had substantial input (e.g., analysis of data, writing or rewriting of sections of the paper) are not eligible.
• The committee will accept one (1) submission per author.
• Papers that were previously submitted for consideration and not awarded may be resubmitted for consideration, provided the author and paper meet all other criteria.
• In the event that a co-authored paper is selected as winner, the authors will share the prize.
• When warranted, the committee will offer up to two (2) awards, one (1) for a Master’s Student and one (1) for a PhD student.
• Only papers deemed by the committee to be truly outstanding will be considered for the award, and thus there is a possibility that no awards will be given for either or both award categories (i.e. Master’s and PhD).

Papers will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Explanation of Conceptual Framework
• Analytic Clarity and Currency
• Organization and Clarity of Expression
• Discussion or Interpretation
• Contribution to Knowledge-Impact
• Relevance to NASSS/field
• Adherence to Consistent Referencing Style (e.g., APA)

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

The DEADLINE for submissions is August 1, 2011.
Papers and any questions should be sent via email to:
Dr. jay johnson, Student Paper Award Committee Chair 



International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA)
Graduate Paper Award 2011

The deadline for ISSA’s Graduate Paper Award has been extended to: March 19th, 2011.

Description and eligibility of the Award can be found at:

Kim Schimmel
Chair, Graduate Paper Award Committee


Call for Participation


The newly formed Sport Legacies Research Collaborative (SLRC) is calling for participation in its first Pan American Games network meeting: a two-day workshop focused on the network’s emerging research and evaluation plans for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. The two-day event seeks to stimulate the formation of local, national and international research collaborations within three core substantive themes identified by the SLRC for study during the Pan American Games; namely, the relationship between major games and: I) Sport for Development; 2) Sustainable Sport, Physical Activity and Health; and, 3) Healthy High Performance Sport.

Background and Implications

SLRC was created by the Faculty of Physical Education and Health (FPEH) at the University of Toronto in 2010 with a mandate to empirically and critically analyze whether or not major events like the Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games, World Cup (FIFA) and others, make an enduring impact in the communities in which they are staged. SLRC aims to, through joint local, national and international research, empirically document and evaluate the impacts, effects and legacies of major games and sports events on physical cultures, social life and the built environment in host regions.

As part of SLRC’s research activities, a series of workshops, symposia and conferences will be hosted at the University of Toronto leading up to, during and after the 2015 Pan American Games. The Pan American Games will provide a rich and diverse urban laboratory for sport, exercise, physical culture and health researchers to analyze and report on the potential of major events providing sustained improvements in physical activity, healthy living, community development and sport for all in host environments such as the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

FPEH and the SLRC are involved in various aspects of the Games and are partnering with numerous stakeholders who are facilitating community consultations in a broader arena focusing on the desired social impacts from the games, including accessible physical activity and healthy eating opportunities in communities, as well as the improvement of quality of life through community engagement in cultural and social development opportunities, with a particular interest in engaging our diverse population (i.e., income, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and age).

More specifically, the Games are recognized by SLRC as an important opportunity for interested academics, policy-makers and non-government organizations to collate and compare multi-disciplinary (e.g., pedagogy, anthropology, physiology, psychology, epidemiology and health studies, sociology, economics, medicine and bioethics, management, history, biomechanics, human geography, arts and science) knowledge and information on how major games may alter the social organization, cultural prominence, collective impact, and personal experience of sport, exercise, play and physical activity and education in the round.

The need to establish formative research and evaluation frameworks to assess various aspects of the Games and their impact is a fundamental necessity. To this end, this collaborative research network will also be a gathering place, a bulletin board, and a clearinghouse. It will also help to inform a plan and evaluation framework for social impact indicators of the Pan American Games, a process being led by a number of community partners, effectively linking research and practice objectives.

The first two-day workshop on Pan American Games research will be hosted by the Faculty of Physical Education and Health between May 30-31, 2011 on the University of Toronto’s St. George campus. Those interested in participating in the workshop are asked to submit a 500-word (maximum] abstract describing their research (or policy) interests and backgrounds, including a statement on how their activities fit into one of SLRC’s core research areas for the Pan American Games. Abstracts establishing participant interest must be submitted by March 31, 2011. The organizing committee will review all abstracts and participants will be notified via email regarding their participation status in the workshop by no later than April 14, 2011. Please submit abstracts as early as possible since participation in the workshop is limited. Registration for and participation in this event is free of charge.

Please submit abstracts by email to:

Dr. Michael Atkinson
Faculty of Physical Education and Health
University of Toronto
Phone: 416-978-7205

For updates on SLRC initiatives and workshops, visit:

CFP: Play the Game 2011

Dear friends

Play the Game has now launched the call for papers for Play the Game 2011, the seventh international conference on sport and society taking place at Deutsche Sporthochschule in Cologne from 3-6 October 2011.

The conference title is Bringing change to the heart of sport and the conference themes are:
Outside Threats, Inside Traps: Countering Corruption in Sport
Chasing the White Elephants: Mega-events for the Public Good
Fair Play, Fair Pay? Creating Growth in Grass-root Sport
Crime and Credibility: Advancing Anti-Doping Strategies
Little Difference, Huge Impact: The Gender Challenge to Sport
The Power of the Chip: How Technology Changes the Landscape of Sport
More information about call for papers can be found at: or at Play the Game 2011 conference homepage:

Please spread the message to your network, thanks.

Best regards

Maria Suurballe
Conference Manager, Play the Game
c/o Department of Sport Science, Aarhus University
Dalgas Avenue 4
DK - 8000 Aarhus C.
Office direct +45 89 42 95 38
cell phone +45 20 20 68 38
Skype +44 (0)121 288 4788
office +45 70 27 55 77

JOB: IWRF Marketing Opportunity

The International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) is requesting the service of sport marketing professionals to serve on our recently formed Marketing and Sponsorship Committee. Can you please distribute the attached document to your sport management list serve, as well as to any qualified professionals that you feel may be interested?

Thank you for your consideration.

John Bishop
President, IWRF
Phone (561) 964-1712

February 1, 2011

Dear Sport Management Faculty and Practitioners:

My name is John Bishop, and I am President of the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF). The IWRF is the international governing body for wheelchair rugby, a full contact sport for quadriplegics. We currently have more than 24 member nations actively participating in our sport, with at least 10 other countries in the development stage. We are recognized as an official Paralympic Sport by the International Paralympic Committee, and have been so since 1996.

Historically our efforts have been focused on increasing the number of member nations and quality of play at international events. We recently made a strategic decision to create a marketing committee to develop revenue lines in order to increase the IWRF budget to more effectively address the mission of our federation. For this reason the IWRF has formed a committee for marketing and sponsorship. The majority of committee members are wheelchair rugby practitioners with minimal marketing experience. Recently the committee asked Michael Cottingham to serve; he is a former disability sport practitioner who will be an assistant professor at Southern New Hampshire University in the fall. Michael’s provision of technical reports and academic research has been of benefit to the IWRF, and after extensive discussion, the IWRF marketing committee has decided to explore the opportunity to include 1-2 other academics or practitioners in the field of sport marketing and sponsorship on the IWRF marketing committee. These individuals do not require any previous experience with disability sport to be eligible.

This will be a service committee which would hold meetings by conference call approximately every six weeks, and would require some ‘homework’ between meetings; including development of marketing plans, acquisition of sponsors and strategic sponsorship, and assisting in strategic planning. The IWRF would request a one year commitment with the option of renewing service after the first year. The primary focuses of this committee will be the development of strategic partnerships and facilitation of sponsorships, increasing attendance and examination of consumer behavior, and addressing issues of branding.

While this will be a service committee, the IWRF would whenever possible assist academics in data collection for research projects related to sponsorship, consumer behavior and branding. Serving on this committee would provide the opportunity to conduct unique quantitative and qualitative research on an organization developing a comprehensive marketing plan from the ground up, and this experience could easily be brought into the classrooms providing students with unique case studies and service learning opportunities.

Applications should be submitted electronically and directed to John Bishop at Applications should include a cover letter explaining why you want to serve on the IWRF marketing and sponsorship committee, along with a copy of your curricula vitae or resume. Priority will be given to those with practical and/or academic experience in the context of consumer behavior, sponsorship and/or branding.

For questions or additional information, please contact John Bishop at

CFA: 4th World Conference on Sport for All

The IOC and the Local Organising Committee for the 14th World Conference on Sport for All are launching a “Call for Abstracts” for the Conference, which will be held in Beijing, China, from 20 to 23 September 2011.

Experts and practitioners in the field of Sport for All have the opportunity to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations, which should address one of the following Conference themes:

• Follow-up of the 2010 World Conference on Sport for All;
• Health and social benefits of physical activity;
• Programmes and policies: the practical and theoretical foundations of Sport for All;
• Development and promotion of Sport for All, in particular the roles of different stakeholders; and
• Future directions.

Practical-based and scientific submissions are encouraged. In addition, abstracts summarising case studies and examples of Sport for All initiatives are also welcome.

Contributions must be submitted via the online submission system by 15 March. The authors who are accepted will be able to present their work orally at either a parallel session or during a workshop, or prepare and showcase a poster.

Please click here to download the full information on the call for abstracts.