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Save the Date | The Science and Practice of Racket Sport for Improved performance and Health: Special Focus on Table Tennis | Halmstad University, April 25–27, 2018

Three topics will be in focus: a) High performance, b) Health and Innovation, c) Sport sciences. Thus, we expect the Conference to provide an excellent possibility to discuss interdisciplinary perspectives on health and racket sports focusing on keywords such as adapted physical activity, promotion, prevention, treatment and evaluation.

Call for Papers | “Community sport and social inclusion: International perspectives” | Special issue of Sport in Society. Call ends October 15, 2017

This volume seeks to bring together the latest cutting-edge research related to the dynamics of inclusion/exclusion in community sport, as well as the broader outcomes and impacts that community sport programmes/events may have in promoting, or hindering, social inclusion in other areas of life, such as employment, education and migrant integration.

Call for Applications | Women’s Sport Leadership Academy 2018 – Developing the next generation of sport’s leaders

In June 2018, the fifth Women’s Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA) will bring together exceptional women, 18 from the UK and 18 from the rest of the world. WSLA provides a unique learning environment designed to further develop leadership competencies and support the women to become the next generation of outstanding sport’s leaders.

Idrottshistoriska seminariet vid Stockholms universitet | Program, höstterminen 2017

Idrottshistoriska seminariet äger rum i seminarierummet 900, Hus D, våning 9, Stockholms universitet, vid fem tillfällen under höstterminen 2017.

Call for Papers | “Football Business & Management” | Special Issue of Managing Sport & Leisure. Call ends January 31, 2017

This special issue aims to promote the expansion of multi-disciplinary enquiries into global football based practice, developing the understanding of football as a highly relevant commercial, social, and cultural phenomenon, and welcomes contributions from both applied and theoretical work which addresses football inquiry, method, and practice, at local, regional, and international levels.

Call for Papers | Applied Sport Management Conference 2018 | February 15-17, 2018, Baylor University, Waco, TX. Call ends November 17, 2017

The Applied Sport Management Association (ASMA) aims to build strong connections between scholars studying sport and practitioners working in the sport industry. We do this through our annual conference and our official journal—the Journal of Applied Sport Management. In particular, ASMA seeks to foster a supportive environment in which emerging scholars and aspiring professionals can exchange ideas and strengthen relationships.

Proceeding of the 34th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association, June 21–24 2017

The 34th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association West Liberty University, West Liberty, West Virginia, June 21–24, 2017 Proceedings edited by Joel Sronce Published by kind permission of SLA, through Dr. Joyce Duncan. Wednesday,…

Call for Papers | The 35th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association | June 20–23, 2018, University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Call ends March 30, 2018

Submissions should address treatments of sport in texts or textual media (print, film, performance, digital or other media). We invite essays on sport literature (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, or film) or on the rhetoric of sport. Cultural-studies approaches to sport texts are welcome. The association welcomes papers from younger scholars and graduate students.

Public defence of doctoral thesis | Identities and Images in Football: A case study of brands and the organisational settings in the development of Scandinavian women’s club football by Mattias Melkersson

On Friday, September 15, at 13:15, Mattias Melkersson will present and defend his dissertation, which investigates and analyses four Scandinavian women’s football clubs (Stabæk Football, Fortuna Hjørring, Linköpings FC and LdB FC Malmö) and the contextual conditions that influence their organisations.

Call for Papers | Women, Sports and Media: Careers, Coverage, and Consequences | Call ends January 30, 2018

“We seek research on three key themes: women sports journalists; audiences for women’s sports; and coverage of women athletes. We are particularly interested in work that addresses intersections with race/ethnicity and sexuality, and that identifies possible implications, impacts and potential solutions to problems.”