Friday, November 01, 2013

CFP: The 12th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Day Conference

Call for Papers

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 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. Brian Wilson, a sociologist and Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Wilson is the author of Sport & Peace: A Sociological Perspective (Oxford, 2012) and Fight, Flight or Chill: Subcultures, Youth and Rave into the Twenty-First Century (McGill-Queen’s, 2006) as well as articles on sport, social inequality, environmental issues, media, social movements, and youth culture. His most recent work focuses on how the sport of running is used for peace-promotion in Kenya and on responses to golf-related environmental concerns. He currently leads a SSHRC-funded research project entitled “Fostering ‘Sport-for-Peace Journalism’ and a Role for Sociologists of Sport.”

Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference should send 250-word abstracts or proposals for roundtable discussions or posters to Samantha King ( by December 16, 2013. We are looking for presentations of works-in-progress, as well as presentations of completed research.

In selecting papers for the conference, priority will be given to students who submit independent research and who are first time Macintosh presenters; second priority will be given to students who submit research as part of a faculty research team and who are first time Macintosh presenters; third priority will be given to return Macintosh presenters. All applicants will be given the option to present their research in the form of a poster.

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 (

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