Thursday, February 27, 2014

CFP: Sporting Females: past, present and future

A one day conference, 4 September 2014
Sporting Females: past, present and future
Call for Papers

Leeds Metropolitan University’s Research Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is pleased to announce a forthcoming conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Jennifer Hargreaves’ book, Sporting Females: Critical Issues in the History and Sociology of Women’s Sport.

In recognition of this seminal work, scholars engaged in historical, sociological, philosophical and practitioner research about sporting females and/or gender relations and sport are invited to attend this day of celebration and stimulating discussion. We seek proposals for presentations from those committed to the analysis of female and/or gendered experiences of sport past and / or present, as well as those offering critical insights into gendered sporting cultures in the future. There will be an opportunity for selected papers to be published in an edited collection published by Routledge, or special journal edition.

Guidelines for presentations and deadline for submissions
Proposals should be submitted in one of the following formats:
Individual abstract (c.250 words for 20 minutes presentation)
Collective themed panel (x 3 abstracts c.250 words each for 20 minutes presentation + brief rationale identifying how the panel coheres. Documentation must be collated and submitted by a ‘lead’ panellist)

Please submit your completed abstract / panel proposal as a Word document (including your name, presentation title and affiliation) by email to: Sam Armitage (Conference Administrator) at, no later than 12 noon, Monday 31 March 2014.

Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by Monday 28 April, 2014.

If you have any queries regarding the above please contact Dr Carol Osborne at

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