The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 44th annual IAPS meeting and essays for the 2016 R. Scott Kretchmar Student Essay Award. The conference will be held September 20-24, 2016 in Olympia, Greece sponsored by Fonte Aretusa and hosted at the International Olympic Academy. A special tour/transfer that visits important ancient athletic sites is being offered. More information on the academic and cultural program can be found here.
Abstracts are welcome on any area of philosophy of sport (broadly construed), including metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, and ethics, and from any theoretical approach, including analytic philosophy and critical theory. While IAPS recognizes, values, and encourages interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies, acceptance is contingent on the philosophical content of the project. Emerging scholars are encouraged to submit works in progress. See Guidelines for Abstracts below for template and instructions.
Deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2016. A Program Committee of three IAPS peers will blind review abstracts. Contributors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by May 19, 2016.
Proposals for round table and panel discussions, including a tentative list of participants, are also welcome and should be directed towards the IAPS Conference Chair, John Gleaves at email@example.com.
The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS) is committed to stimulate, encourage, and promote research, scholarship, and teaching in the philosophy of sport and related practices. It publishes the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, which is widely acknowledged as the most respected medium for communicating contemporary philosophic thought with regard to sport. IAPS members are found all over the world and constitute a growing and vibrant international community of scholars and teachers. More information on IAPS can be found at www.iaps.net.
2016 R. Scott Kretchmar Student Essay Award
IAPS is proud to announce the fourth edition of the “R. Scott Kretchmar Student Essay Award.” Interested undergraduate and graduate students who will be presenting their paper at the conference should submit a full paper by April 15, 2016 (in addition to an abstract, see below). A separate announcement is posted at the IAPS website. The selected winner shall present their paper and receive the award at the annual IAPS conference.
All conference presenters shall register for and attend the conference to have their paper included on the conference program. Presenters must also be members of IAPS (either student or full). New members may register for IAPS membership at the following www.iaps.net/join-iaps/
IAPS will be using the “Easy Chair” conference management system. Submitted abstracts should be 300-500 words long, in English, and must be received by March 31, 2016. Abstracts MUST follow the template and include:
- A brief summary of a philosophical research topic
- Keywords (three to five)
- At least three references to relevant scholarly publications that contextualize the topic.
To submit an abstract, please download the IAPS Abstract Template. When you are ready to submit the abstract, go to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iaps2016 . New users for Easy Chair must create an individual account login. Please complete the submission information and upload your completed IAPS Abstract Template.