THE HOCKEY CONFERENCE
Call for Abstracts
Putting It On Ice V: The Multiplicity of Hockey
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton NB, Canada
July 6-8, 2016
The Hockey Conference invites abstract submissions from scholars and
artists in various fields, whose work engages with the sport of hockey (in its
diverse forms) in a multitude of ways, including (but not limited to)
artistically, historically, empirically, and conceptually. Submissions will be
accepted from October 30, 2015 until December 4, 2015.
Hockey is a sport that is played and experienced in many different ways. This sport is ever
changing, influenced by factors such as globalization, the market, health and safety concerns, and
the diversity of those participating in it. This edition of the hockey conference seeks to provide an
interdisciplinary forum for researchers to present their work and facilitate discussion surrounding
the sport’s increased multiplicity related to the following areas:
- Gender and Sexuality
- Community Building and Development
- Race and Ethnicity
- Embodiment and Ability
- Popular Culture
- And more…
During this conference, participants will explore the many ways we conceive of, experience,
organize, and/or participate in hockey. We will investigate how the sport has changed or
expanded and the resulting impacts of those changes on the multitude of ways we engage with
the game. We are interested in presentations that address the sport’s diversity in all forms
(including sledge hockey), at all levels of participation and competition and in any relevant
geographic location or historical period.
The Hockey Conference is a biennial event held in various locations that has been instrumental in
the advancement of scholarship on hockey. The upcoming conference will be hosted by Dr. Jon
Edwards of the Kinesiology Department at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton Campus.
Further information on the conference, its aims, its history, and the upcoming edition can be
located online at www.hockeyconference.ca. You can also find us on Facebook under The Hockey
Conference or on Twitter using @TheHockeyConf.
Format and Submission Guidelines
Authors are welcome to submit more than one abstract, however, it may be impossible
to schedule sessions at different times, so please keep this in mind.
Abstracts should be approximately 200 words in length and include the presentation
title, the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information.
Abstracts can be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org