Call for Papers | Putting It On Ice V: The Multiplicity of Hockey | University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB, Canada, July 6-8, 2016

Canada's Bailey Bram (R) celebrates her goal against Finland with teammates Gillian Apps (C) and Catherine Ward during the first period of their preliminary round game at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Ottawa April 5, 2013. Canada won 3-2. (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)
Canada’s Bailey Bram (R) celebrates her goal against Finland with teammates Gillian Apps (C) and Catherine Ward during the first period of their preliminary round game at the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship in Ottawa April 5, 2013. Canada won 3-2. (CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)

The Hockey Conference invites abstract submissions from scholars and artists in various fields, whose work engages with the sport of hockey (in its diverse forms) in a multitude of ways, including (but not limited to) artistically, historically, empirically, and conceptually. Submissions will be accepted from October 30, 2015 until December 4, 2015.

Hockey is a sport that is played and experienced in many different ways. This sport is ever changing, influenced by factors such as globalization, the market, health and safety concerns, and the diversity of those participating in it. This edition of the hockey conference seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers to present their work and facilitate discussion surrounding the sport’s increased multiplicity related to the following areas:

  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Community Building and Development
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Globalization
  • Embodiment and Ability
  • Business
  • Media
  • Popular Culture
  • Literature
  • Analytics
  • Family
  • History
  • Ad more…

During this conference, participants will explore the many ways we conceive of, experience, organize, and/or participate in hockey. We will investigate how the sport has changed or expanded and the resulting impacts of those changes on the multitude of ways we engage with the game.  We are interested in presentations that address the sport’s diversity in all forms (including sledge hockey), at all levels of participation and competition and in any relevant geographic location or historical period.

The Hockey Conference is a biennial event held in various locations that has been instrumental in the advancement of scholarship on hockey. The upcoming conference will be hosted by Dr. Jon Edwards of the Kinesiology Department at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton Campus. Further information on the conference, its aims, its history, and the upcoming edition can be located online at www.hockeyconference.ca. You can also find us on Facebook under or on Twitter.


Format and Submission Guidelines 

  • Authors are welcome to submit more than one abstract, however, it may be impossible to schedule sessions at different times, so please keep this in mind.
  • Abstracts should be approximately 200 words in length and include the presentation title, the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information.
  • Abstracts can be submitted via e-mail to jonathon.edwards@unb.ca

Jonathon Edwards Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Recreation and Sport Studies; MBA in Sport and Recreation Management; Faculty of Kinesiology
University of New Brunswick
PO Box 4400, 2 Peter Kelly Dr.
Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3
506-453-5139
Jonathon.edwards@unb.ca
LinkedIn: Jonathon Edwards, LinkedIn

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