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Call for Papers | “Telling the Stories of Race and Sports in Canada” – A Symposium | University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, September 28-29, 2018. Call ends January 31, 2018

We are calling for contemporary and historical papers that focus on Canadian experiences that address sports, broadly defined, in the context of a racialized world. Papers may focus on individuals, teams, or deal with themes that address sports and race in relation to: community, nation, and identity; social justice; gender and class; region; sport as a manifestation of cultural practices.

Call for Papers | “Managing Sport in a Changing Europe”, The European Sport Management (EASM) Conference 2018 | Malmö (Sweden), September 5–8 2018. Call ends April 20, 2018

The Malmö 2018 conference theme is “Managing Sport in a Changing Europe”. To that end, submissions that particularly, but not exclusively, relate to the conference theme are encouraged. Contributors have the opportunity to present in Parallel Sessions, Workshops, and attractive Poster Sessions during the conference.

Call for Papers | “Human-horse relationships in work and play: Interspecies encounters in business, tourism and beyond” | The second biannual Equine Cultures in Transition conference, Leeds Beckett University, June 19–21 2018. Call ends January 19, 2018

The conference will be organised around four streams which will consider various ways in which humans and horses work and play together: (1) Equestrian tourism, events and leisure; (2) Business, organisations and equestrian work; (3) Ethics and methods in researching human-horse interactions; and (4) Open stream.

Call for Participation | BSA Sport Study Group – Teaching Workshop | University of Northampton, February 23, 2018. Apply ASAP

Following the success and popularity of last year’s research and teaching workshop, the BSA Sport Study Group is staging another event, focusing specifically on the challenges in teaching sociology on sport programmes. This is an opportunity to meet with staff teaching the sociology of sport across the UK, share ideas and good practice.

Call for Proposals | “New Femininities in Digital, Physical and Sporting Cultures” | New book series from Palgrave Macmillan

Books in this series focus on the latest conceptual, methodological and theoretical developments in feminist thinking about bodies, movement, physicality, leisure and technology to understand and problematize new framings of feminine embodiment.

Doktorander i idrottsvetenskap sökes till forskarskolan «Lärande i mångkulturella samhällskontexter», Malmö universitet. PÅMINNELSE! Ansök senast den 21 januari 2018

Forskarutbildningen i idrottsvetenskap med inriktning samhällsvetenskap och humaniora har fokus på idrottens former och betydelser i samhället i dåtid, nutid och framtid. Idrott förstås inom utbildningen som alltifrån tävlingsidrott, motions- och upplevelseidrott till idrott som skolämne samt friluftsliv och fysisk rekreation.

Public defence of doctoral thesis | Acute sports injuries and their possible prevention – an epidemiological study using insurance data | by Malin Åman, The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences

This doctoral thesis examine acute sports injuries reported by licensed athletes of all ages and level of sports nationwide in Sweden. The main aim of the thesis was to identify high-risk sports for acute injuries, the most common and the most severe injuries, especially in large sports with numerous licensed athletes, many injuries, and injuries resulting in permanent medical impairment.

Call for Papers | “Creating and Managing a Sustainable Sporting Future” | Special issue of Managing Sport and Leisure. Call ends February 8, 2018

Seeking a wider range of outcomes through sport-based interventions and establishment of partnerships with non-sport sectors is characteristic of policy aspirations internationally. This special issue seeks to uncover the global challenges in terms of managing the re-orientation of stakeholder activities and organisational strategies in response to such re-alignment of sport policy.

Call for Papers | Critical Perspectives on Coaching. Call ends May 1, 2018

We seek pieces that look at the shifting importance of the coach culturally, that examine representations within various forms of media, and that reflect on inequalities within the coaching profession. In total, this collection seeks pieces that look at the cultural importance of coaches not simply on the field and inside sporting arenas but within the larger cultural, political, and sociological landscapes.

Call for Papers | “The Rise of International Sport on the Arab Peninsula: Politics, Art, Ethics” | 9th Gulf Research Meeting, University of Cambridge, UK, July 31-August 3, 2018. Call ends February 10, 2018

The accelerated rate of modernization on the Peninsula allows little room for error, and the vast wealth being invested in the infrastructure for art and sport on the Peninsula is sobering. The workshop will bring a critical perspective to the rise of regional and international sport on the Peninsula, as well as open lines of inquiry on this development among scholars from across the disciplines.