Thursday, February 28, 2013
SUMMER SCHOOL: University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen Summer School 2013
CELEBRATION OF THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Human and Social Sport Sciences – Issues, Approaches, Challenges and Implementations.
International Summer School for Young Researchers –Course for PhD Students.
Date: 1st of July – 5th of July, 2013
Place: Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Aims and topic
The Copenhagen Summer School 2013 will focus on the topic Human and Social Sport Sciences – Issues, Approaches, Challenges and Implementations. This subject covers a broad area which allows experts and students to share experiences and expertise in their respective fields of research.
Since the last decades, physical activities and sport play an increasing role in the public discourse, at least in Western countries. Sport for all and elite sport are in the centre of public attention, both promising benefits for individuals and societies. Health and well-being, education and social integration, entertainment, national presentation and identity are some of the assets which are currently discussed in connection with physical activities and sport. However, it is an open question if and under which conditions sport can meet these expectations. Here, it has to be taken into consideration that sport has many faces and that sport cultures differ dependent on traditions and current political, economic and social situations in the various countries and regions.
The Summer School provides a space to share information on research, theories and methods as well as to exchange ideas and knowledge about current tendencies and “hot issues” in the multiple arenas of physical activities and sports.
The Summer School will provide a forum which enables communication, networks and cooperation among the participants, students as well as lecturers.
The course is addressed to PhD students and young researchers and intends to support them in their scientific work. It offers the opportunity of acquiring new knowledge, of presenting their research, of discussing problems, of obtaining advice from experts and of building up networks. It is hoped to help young researchers to become integrated into the scientific community.
In keynote lectures, experts will address important questions, new approaches, problems and strategies of research, current trends and major issues in the area of sport ideologies, policies and practices. They will also be available for discussions and individual supervision.
In addition, there will be workshops and panel discussions on relevant themes. All students will have the opportunity to present their own projects and get feedback from experts and other students. Papers with the main outlines of these projects must be submitted in advance and will be accessible on the Summer School Website.
The Summer School will take place in collaboration with the International Societies for Sport History (ISHPES) and Sport Sociology (ISSA), the European Association of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) and the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW).
Participants in the course can acquire 3 or 5 ETCS points (see the conditions on the course website).
Lecturers of the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Lone Friis Thing
Annette Hofmann, Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany
Gerald Gems, North Central College, US
Tansin Benn, Professor emeritus, UK
And other lecturers
Selection of students
Participants are expected to be PhD students or young researchers (e.g. planning a PhD) working
on a project in the field of human and social sport sciences. They will be selected according to the
relevance of the topic and the quality of the project. The number of students will be 25 to 30 and
the Cph Summer School aims to include participants from various countries and cultures.
Travel and accommodation have to be paid by the participants. The Summer School has in advance booked accommodation at a youth hostel in the centre of Copenhagen.
Course fee: DKK 500 for participants enrolled at a Danish university and DKK 250 for other participant. The course fee covers participation in the course including 5 lunch, coffee breaks, and 2 dinners.
Call for application
Please, fill in the online application form at http://www.ifi.ku.dk/english/research/research_groups/sport_politics_welfare/summer-school-2013/ - deadline: April 12th, 2013.
Applicants will be informed of their acceptance in the beginning of May.