A slice of very important Norwegian sport history unfolds in Christopher Dodd’s latest book, Thor Nilsen: Rowing’s Global Coach (Independent Publishing Network). Nilsen seems largely unknown outside of the rowing community, which hopefully Dodd’s book, together with this review, written by Hear the Boat Sing editor Göran R. Buckhorn, will remedy. Our reviewer finds the book well-written and entertaining – which is true also of his own rich review.
Call for Papers | “Sport, Race and Ethnicity at a time of multiple global crises”, Special Issue of European Journal for Sport and Society...
Although it never went away, racial inequality is back in the global headlines. The raised profile of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ (BLM) anti-racism movement has polarized opinions in many quarters. Sociologists of sport have an important part to play in making sense of these global trends, controversies and particularities, not least by studying political movements and counter-movements, as well as media portrayals or racialized groups, and their everyday experiences of ethnification and racialization.
Call for Papers | Physical Cultures of The Body | A New Virtual Conference, January 15, 2021. Call ends November 6, 2020
The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports is proud to announce a virtual conference focused on historical and other humanities-based approaches to the study of physical culture. We define physical culture as “the various activities people have employed over the centuries to strengthen their bodies, enhance their physiques, increase their endurance, improve their health, fight against aging, and become better athletes.”
The Department of Sport Sciences at Malmö university, in collaboration with SVEBI, has the pleasure of inviting the Scandinavian sport science community to a series of digital seminars on November 18–20, 2020. This digital meetup will work as a pre-event for the SVEBI conference that will be hosted at Malmö University on 17–19 November 2021. We see the event as a terrific opportunity for the sport science community to meet – albeit digitally – and exchange experiences.