Tuesday, December 02, 2014

CFP: 13th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Conference


Saturday 17 January 2015, 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. Lisa McDermott, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation at the University of Alberta. Dr. McDermott’s research interests include cultural analyses of gender, the body, physical activity and health, as well as sport and popular culture. Her work has been published in a number of scholarly journals including Sociology of Sport Journal, Leisure Studies, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sport, Education & Society, and the Journal of Canadian Studies. Her present research looks at online news comments as a public sphere forum for deliberations on young people’s physical activity habits.

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 Mary Louise Adams (MLA1@queensu.ca) by December 5, 2014. 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 returning 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 Sarah Barnes (sarah.barnes@queensu.ca).

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