Tuesday, November 20, 2012

CONFERENCE: 7th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Associatio​n's Sport and Politics Group (Bath, UK)

With support from the Department of Education and the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, the Physical Cultural Studies research group at the University of Bath (@pcsbath) are hosting the Political Studies Association (PSA) Sport & Politics interest group annual 1 day conference on the 2nd February 2013.
The conference will be titled: Sport, Politics & Policy
We are delighted that the keynote presentation will be from Professor Tess Kay (Brunel) and is titled: The Politics & Ethics of Sport & International Development Research
The theme is relatively open, and we would especially welcome papers reflecting high-quality and cutting edge research related to any (although not limited to) of the following thematic areas:
Politics, Sport & Health Policy
Politics, Sport, Youth & Development
Sport, Politics & International Development
Sport, Politics & Pedagogy
Politics, Sport & Well-being
Sport, Politics & Conflict
Sport, Politics & Security
Sport, Politics & Mega-events
Sport, Politics & (Urban) Space
Sport, Politics & Governance
Sport, Politics & Social Justice
Sport, Politics & Identity
Sport, Politics & Technologies
Sport, Politics & Leisure
Sport, Leisure, Social Media & Politics
Politics, Sport & Disability
Management, Sport & Politics
Researching Sport, Politics & Policy
We are especially open to proposals from postgraduate students (as such there is a significant discount for students who may wish to attend).
Any interested colleagues should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to Dr Michael Silk (m.silk@bath.ac.uk) and Dr Paul Gilchrist (P.M.Gilchrist@Brighton.ac.uk) by 14 December 2012. Please indicate if you are a postgraduate student. You are also welcome to attend only (and not present). A few further details are available here:

We hope this is of interest to some and that some may be able to make it to Bath in February,

Best, Michael Silk

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