Call for Papers: 3rd Annual Tri-University Conference for the Trans/Disciplinary Study of Sport

Cross-pollinating the field: Pluralistic approaches to the study of sport

March, 21-22, 2014
Western University
London, Ontario


western-universityThis conference is a collaborative effort designed to promote scholarship in the historical,
philosophical and sociocultural study of sport. A student-led initiative, the annual gathering aims to
strengthen academic community and foster intellectual development in sport studies.

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15, 2013
We invite paper proposals for the 3rd annual Tri-University Conference to be held in 2014 at Western
University. Not restricted to any particular theme, paper proposals may relate to any issue within sport
researched from an historical, philosophical, or sociocultural perspective. This conference aims at
promoting the scholarly growth and academic networking of emerging scholars. However, faculty
members and other qualified scholars are strongly encouraged to attend in order to contribute to and
support these goals through providing constructive feedback and skilled appraisals of the conference’s
student generated scholarship. Please submit only original research for consideration.

Abstract Format and Submission Requirements
Authors must send their abstract in an email attachment (as a .doc or .pdf) and include the following

  1. Title of the paper
  2. Name(s), affiliation (university or institution), email address of each author, and general area of study (e.g., philosophy, history, etc)
  3. Abstracts should include research questions, methodology, a statement of argument, and the paper’s significance to the study of sport in the humanities, and should be a maximum of 300 words.

Notification: Individuals will be notified of the results of the review process by January 17, 2014.
Submissions should be sent to:
Submission of an abstract indicates the presenter’s intent to attend the conference.

Graduate Overnight Housing
To alleviate costs, billeting will be available to conference participants. Details for billeting and other
accommodations will be provided for upon acceptance.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the conference organizers at

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