Monday, December 16, 2013

CFP: “A Mirror to Our Culture: Sport and Society in America” conference

St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers announce “A Mirror to Our Culture: Sport and Society in America” conference
May 19-21, 2014
The theme of the third “Sport and Society in America” conference is “Women in Sports.”

We welcome submissions on the following topics:

  • Gender Issues in Sports
  • Women’s Sports History
  • Title IX and Public Policy
  • Traditional Media and Women’s Sports
  • Social Media and Women’s Sports
  • Women’s Sports and Popular Culture
  • Girls’ Youth Sports Issues
  • Male Coaches in Female Sports
  • Female Fandom in Men’s Sports
  • Female Participants in Male Sports
  • Female Sports Leaders and Executives
  • Marketing Sports to Women
  • Women’s Sports and the Social Sciences
  • Women’s Sports and the Creative Arts
  • Women’s Sports Science
  • Women’s Sports Psychology
  • Women and the Sports Business
  • And other issues related to women’s sports

You may submit your paper or presentation abstract via our online submission form. Deadline: February 1, 2014.

About the conference 
The “Sport and Society in America” conference is a distinctive, intimate and affordable three-day event that provides opportunities for sports academics and professionals working in sports-related fields to network and share their expertise about American sports.

Keynote speakers this year include Christine Brennan, award-winning sports columnist for USA Today, and Muffet McGraw, head coach of University of Notre Dame women’s basketball.

The conference fee of $195 includes access to all keynote speeches and concurrent sessions, the conference dinner, luncheons at Lambeau Field and St. Norbert College, and several coffee breaks daily. Conference attendees will also be provided a guided tour of Lambeau Field, admission to the traveling exhibit “Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball,” and screenings of sports-related films.

To maintain an intimate atmosphere, total registration at the conference will be limited to 200. Preference for registration will be given to those giving papers and presentations.

If you have any questions about submitting your proposal or the conference in general, please email or call 920-403-3777.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

CFP: 26th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture

Call For Proposals


May 28 – 30, 2014
Cooperstown, New York

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, co-sponsored by the State University of New York College at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, examines the impact of baseball on American culture from interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives.  As 2014 is the 75th Anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, special attention will be given to those proposals which focus on this theme.

Proposals for papers are invited from all disciplines and on all topics.  Papers on baseball as baseball are not encouraged.  Submission is by abstract and one-page vitae (include complete contact information).  Abstracts should be narrative, limited to three type-written pages.  Presentations should be designed to fit into a 20 minute panel segment.

Abstracts should be submitted by December 20, 2013, to:
 Sherry Wildenstein
135 Netzer Administration Building
State University of New York College at Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820-4015

For further information on the symposium, please contact
Jim Gates at or