Friday, August 26, 2016

CFP: Boys and Contemporary Global Youth Sport

Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, Spring 2017

Manuscript submissions due: November 1, 2016
Publication: Spring 2017

This call for papers seeks manuscripts that address the contemporary intersection of boys and youth sport to be published in the Spring 2017 issue of Boyhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Evidence-based papers from a variety of fields are welcome; international and comparative contributions are especially welcomed.

The special issue is intended to explore contemporary empirical findings in the study of boys and sport in light of the changing face of masculinities. One key area is the possible encounter of inclusive masculinity theory with youth sports, the possible implications of such an encounter with sporting participation, attitudes and subcultures designed for, and as engaging by boys worldwide.


In the late nineteenth century, increasing concerns with the feminisation of men led to sport being utilized as a vehicle for the conditioning of masculine behaviours among boys in the Anglo-American world. Sport was a key vehicle in the development of an orthodox archetype of masculinity, through both the hierarchical structure of sport, and its cultural norms of homophobia, misogyny, violence and stoicism.

However, the twenty-first century has seen a remarkable decrease in cultural homophobia and thus an expanding array of gender possibilities for young men. As such, sport’s role in the staging and validation of extreme forms of masculinity may be importantly decreasing. It is in this cultural zeitgeist that this special issue aims to address: to understand contemporary intersections of boys, young masculinities and youth sport.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

• Boys’ (changing) attitudes towards sport (holistically or individual sports)
• Why boys join or drop out of sport
• The role of sport in post-industrial, televisual, network, and digital societies
• How young masculinities are presented, constructed and/or validated across various sporting sub-cultures
• Attitudes, policies and practices informing sports-related injury and pain in young male athletes
• Gender-segregated and gender-integrated sports
• Current interfaces between sport and sexism
• Sports and the single-sex education debate
• Boys and sports culture: fandom, sports gaming, sports media and the young male demographic

Article Submissions

Submissions should be original works that are not previously published or currently under consideration for another journal or edited collection. E-mail submissions and inquiries to the Guest Editor, Adam White: (please cc )
Authors will be required to submit a full draft (5000-7000 words in length) by November 1, 2016.

All papers will be reviewed in accordance with the journal’s peer-review policy.

Boyhood Studies is published and distributed in print and online by Berghahn Journals. Visit BHS online for further details, including submission guidelines:
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HBCU Athletic Research Consortium Conference CFP

HBCU ARC invites submissions of abstracts for the 2016 conference.  This year’s theme is: Exploring the Complexity and Dimensions of HBCU Athletics. The conference is hosted by Texas Southern University and THG, Agency, LLC.

Appropriate conference topics should include:
• Evaluating HBCU Classics & Championship Games (Tournaments, Celebration Bowl, & etc.)
• Financing HBCU Athletics (i.e. Student Fees, General Fund, Fundraising, and Capital Campaigns)
• Marketing HBCU Athletic Programs through Social-Media
• NAIA and NCAA initiatives (i.e. APR, Cost of Attendance Scholarships, and etc.)
• Experiences of HBCU Student-Athletes
• Exploring HBCU Cultural Identity

The four-day conference includes: awards dinner banquet, sports research, career fair, student sports negotiation competition, sports cultural symposium, and the opportunity to attend the 2016 SWAC Football Championship Game. It is a dynamic opportunity to review athletic programs operating throughout the nation’s 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 

All abstracts must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment and exhibit the following information:
1.      Single-spaced, one-inch margins, using Times New Roman, and a 12-point font;
2.      350-word maximum for 20-minute presentations and posters, and 750-word maximum for 40-minute presentations;
3.      Text only
4.      Title of presentation
5.      Statement of the problem
6.      Theoretical framework
7.      Results and conclusions and the educational importance of the study

Cover page
Authors should submit a cover page including the following:
1.      Full names and titles of all authors and / or participants
2.      Contact information (local & email addresses, phone numbers)
3.      Type of presentation
4.      Audio/Visual needs (limited to LCD projector and/or laptop)
5.      Primary contact person and e-mail address
6.      Three to four subject descriptors related to the abstract along with the abstract submitted.

Abstract format
1.      Line 1: Type of session desired (choose from the options below):
a.       20-minute oral presentation (including questions)
b.      40-minute panel, roundtable, or workshop
c.       Poster presentation
2.      Line 2: three to four keywords that will help the program coordinator schedule similar topics in succession
3.      Line 3: author(s) and institution(s) names (centered on page)
4.      Line 4: presentation title (centered on page)
5.      Line 5: blank
6.      Line 6 to end: text of abstract (including demonstration of research conducted)

Abstracts should be submitted to the Conference Planning Committee Chair, Dr. Courtney Flowers at by October 1, 2016. If you do not receive acknowledgement of abstract within five (5) days of submission, please contact the Conference Planning Committee Chair, Dr. Courtney Flowers at 

Abstracts will undergo a multi-person, blind-review process to examine the following:
1. Relevance and contribution to the HBCU athletics and HBCU sport studies
2. Clarity of purpose and originality of the presentation
3. Quality of theoretical/conceptual framework

Submission of abstract(s) indicates the intent of the presenter(s) to register for the conference at the appropriate registration fee. For more information about the conference visit

National Association of Social Workers in Sports Symposium

2nd Annual National Association of Social Workers In Sports Symposium
“Mentally Healthy Athletes Are High Performing Students & Athletes”
Clark Atlanta University  
Co-Sponsored by the Clark Atlanta University Whitney M. Young, Jr.
School ok Social Work
Tentative Schedule

To register

                                              Tuesday, November 1st 2016
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm            NASWIS Executive Committee Meeting
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm            Meet and Greet – Atlanta Hard Rock Café - Sponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Social Work
                                              Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
  8:00 am –   9:00 am             Registration/Welcome
  9:00 am – 10:50 am             Ted “Colloquy” Session One
11:10 am  - 12:20 pm             Panel One – Mental Health & Professional Athletics - Sponsored by the USC School of    Social Work
12:30 PM –  1:10 pm             Lunch and Luncheon Speaker
                                               Sponsored by The 1 IN 4 Project
  1:20 pm –   3:20 pm             Ted “Colloquy” Session Two
  3:30 pm –   4:15 pm             Keynote Speaker
  4:20 pm –   5:30 pm             Panel Two Mental Health & College Athletes
                                               Thursday, November 3rd 2016
  8:30 am – 11:30 am             CEU Training- Sexual Assault Within Sports - Examining
the Layers of Betrayal
11:50 am – 12:50 pm             Organizational Meeting 
12:50 pm –  1:00 pm              Adjourn
In-Kind Sponsors
East Carolina University School of Social Work
University of Tennessee College of Social Work
The Atlanta Hard Rock Café

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sponsorship opportunities at NASSS

Conference Advertising, Sponsorship and Exhibits
NASSS Annual Conference
Hilton Tampa Downtown
Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, November 2 - 5, 2016
Thank you for your interest in advertising, sponsoring and/or exhibiting at the Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport to be held November 2-5 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown.

The NASSS Annual Conference is an ideal venue for publishers and college and university programs to promote their products and services to North America’s largest annual gathering of sport sociologists. In 2015, NASSS drew more than 300 attendees from over a dozen countries when the conference was hosted in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our conference routinely hosts more than 300 attendees. In addition to sport sociologists, NASSS attracts researchers, teachers, and students from the fields of sport studies, management, history, psychology, cultural studies, sociology and anthropology. The conference is thus an ideal means of promoting books, journals, films, and other materials for classroom adoption and library purchase. Advertising and sponsoring events in the conference program book and at the conference are also ideal ways to promote academic programs, fellowships, grants, and job opportunities.

The deadline for receipt of advertisements, sponsorship opportunities and exhibit space reservations is October 1, 2016. Reservations are made using the Advertiser / Sponsorship / Exhibitor Reservation Form. All reservations must be accompanied by full payment in the form of a U.S. dollar check or money order made out to NASSS. Do not hesitate to contact Maureen Smith, the Conference Director, at: if you have any questions.

Advertising in the Program
The NASSS program is distributed as part of the registration fee to conference attendees. The program includes details of conference sessions, maps of the hotel, and announcements about special events. It is a constant resource to NASSS members not only at the annual meeting but also throughout the year. NASSS members peruse the advertising section in the program for current information on publications in their areas of interest, to create shopping lists for the book exhibit, and to identify programs and grants for which they may be eligible.
Advertising Rates (Prices in US dollars)
Back cover, color: $500
Back cover, black and white: $400
Inside front or back cover, black and white: $250
Full page, black and white: $150
Half page, black and white: $100
Quarter page, black and white: $50
Advertising Specs
The Program size is 8.5” by 11”. Ads should be submitted at the proper size in pdf format. Under options for the pdf’s resolution, the setting should be 300dpi. All pages must have 3mm bleed. Please e-mail the electronic copy of your ad as an attachment to Brian Gearity at Contents of advertisements are subject to approval by NASSS.
To reserve advertising space, complete the Advertiser and Exhibitor Form and submit it along with your advertisement and full payment by *October 1, 2016*

Please contact Brian Gearity at to reserve your space in the NASSS 2016 Program.

Sponsoring NASSS Events

NASSS provides numerous events for sponsorship opportunities, which are all heavily attended. On Wednesday night, an opening reception starts the conference and welcomes conference attendees. On Friday evening a Presidential Reception follows the conference Business meeting. There are also opportunities to sponsor the Alan Ingham Lecture, the Presidential Address or the Graduate Student Luncheon. We welcome sponsorship of these events to be recognized in the program and during the conference. Sponsorship will include inclusion of your logo associated with the event, plus a full page advertisement in the program.
Sponsorship Rates (Prices in US Dollars)
Opening reception: $2,000
Presidential reception: $2,000
Alan Ingham Lecture: $1,000
Graduate student luncheon: $1,000

Exhibiting at NASSS
The NASSS Book Exhibit is a central attraction of the Annual Conference, where publishers and other exhibitors have direct contact with over 300 conference attendees. Their names will be listed in the program and on the website. The exhibit space will be open for two full days, offering ample opportunity to meet with authors to discuss current and future book projects and to speak with conference attendees about how your company’s materials may be best used for teaching and research.
Exhibit Hours
Thursday, November 3, 2016:                               8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Friday, November 4, 2016:                                    8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Set up/Breakdown (subject to modification)
Set up:       Thursday, November 3, 2016: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Breakdown:      Books on display at NASSS are usually raffled off to members following Friday’s business meeting. Exhibitors who do not wish to donate their books must remove them by 5:00 p.m. on Friday November 5, 2016.
Equipment included in rental fee
    One draped 6’ x 30” table and two chairs.
    A carpeted exhibit hall.
This is currently a tabletop exhibit and so exhibitors should plan to bring their own signage.
The rental fee of $300.00 includes one draped table and two chairs, one complimentary registration, and a discount of 50% on a second table rental. *Please note that there is a reduced registration fee of $50 per additional exhibitor.
In order to reserve exhibit space, complete the Advertiser and Exhibitor Reservation Form and submit along with full payment by *October 1, 2016*. Exhibit table location will be determined by the order in which complete reservations, including payment, are received.
Please note that NASSS does not charge publishers for displays of less than five books. A section of the exhibit hall is reserved for displays of books from multiple publishers.
Book Shipping
Please contact Maureen Smith for book shipping instructions at

Exhibitor Accommodations
NASSS is pleased to announce that the Hilton Tampa Downtown has extended to the NASSS conference the exceptional rate of $159.00 (US) per night, not including taxes. A link to the conference hotel can be located on the NASSS conference website – or email

Advertiser/Sponsor/Exhibitor Reservation Form

Hilton Tampa Downtown
Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, November 2-5, 2016

Reservations, Copy, and Payment Deadline: October 1, 2016

     I.         Contact Information
Company Name: ________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________
URL (to be posted on NASSS website): __________________________________________________
Advertising Manager: ________________________     
Advertising Phone: __________________________     
Advertising Fax: ____________________________     
Advertising Email: ___________________________    
Exhibits/Sponsor Manager: ________________________
Exhibits/Sponsor Phone: __________________________
Exhibits/Sponsor Fax: ____________________________
Exhibits/Sponsor Email: ___________________________
   II.         Order
Quantity    Item                                                                                         Price    Total
_______    Back Cover advertisement, color (full page)                           $500    _____
_______    Back Cover ad, black and white (full page)                            $400    _____
_______    Inside Front or Back Cover ad, black and white (full page)    $250     _____
_______    Full Page ad, black and white                                                  $150     _____
_______    Half Page ad, black and white                                                 $100    _____
_______    Quarter Page ad, black and white                                            $50      _____
_______    Alan Ingham Memorial Lecture Sponsorship                         $1,000 _____
_______    Welcome Reception Sponsorship                                            $2,000 _____
_______    Presidential Reception Sponsorship                                        $2,000 _____
_______    Graduate Student Luncheon Sponsorship                               $1,000  _____
_______    Exhibit Table                                                                           $300    _____
_______    Other (i.e., extra registration fee)                                                         _____
                                                                                                TOTAL          _____
Full payment by U.S. dollar check or money order must be included with this form or mailed under separate cover should you wish to fax or email the form. Please make cheques payable to NASSS. 
______ Place check here if you are mailing payment under separate cover.
______ Place check here if you require an invoice.
______Place check here to confirm that you have emailed your advertisements to
III.         Badge Information
Enter names as they are to appear on exhibitor badges.  Each exhibiting company will receive one gratis registration for the full conference—please indicate with an asterisk the exhibitor to receive the gratis conference registration.  Additional full conference registrations are available to exhibitors at a cost of $50 per registration—please indicate and pay for those registrations in the ‘Other’ category listed under “Order.”
1.     _________________________                            3.    _________________________
_________________________                            4.    _________________________

 IV.         Exhibitor Agreement of Terms
Application for exhibit space at the 2015 NASSS Conference indicates the applicant’s willingness to abide by exhibit terms and conditions (below).  Please confirm acceptance of terms and by signing below:

___________________________                                    ___________________________
Signature                                                                           Title
___________________________                                    ___________________________
Name (please print)                                                           Date