Call for Papers | Social Actors of Sport Reality: Issues, Questions, Research Perspectives. Scientific Conference | Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, November 19–20, 2020. Call ends July 31, 2020

Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw

Sociology of Sport Section at Polish Sociological Association and Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw are pleased to invite you to Warsaw in November this year.

The dynamic of the sports world depends on, among others things, social actors’ (individual, collective, institutional) activities. We welcome abstracts concerned with the main conference theme, such as the functioning of coaches, referees, officials, sports journalists, activists, sports consumers (and other social actors in sport) on local, national and international levels. The analysis should not be limited to a particular type of sport (amateur or professional), sports discipline or theoretical perspective. In other words, we look for a broad range of theoretical perspectives on sport and for sharing discussions on relevant issues. The social actors in sports have their own goals, motives, patterns of behavior and problems which are mutually affecting each other. We believe that it is worth exploring and elaborating on those patterns of interactions. The main theme of conference gives the opportunity to analyze classical domains of research concerned with sport and society as well as emerging fields, including (but not limited to):

      • Sport and Identity
      • Sport and Consumption
      • Sport and Social Theories
      • Sport, Politics and Power
      • Sport and Gender
      • Sport and Physical Education
      • Sport and Body
      • Sport and Health
      • Sport, Environment and Sustainable Development
      • Sport and Professionalization
      • Children and Youth Sport
      • Sport and Supporters
      • Sport and Globalization
      • Sport and Media
      • Sport and New Technologies
      • E-sport
      • Sport and Disability
      • Sport and Social Exclusion
      • Sport and Research Methods
      • Sport and SARS-CoV-2
      • Other

The official languages of the conference will be English and Polish.

The abstract should be sent on this application form to no later than July 31, 2020. We invite you to send the abstracts in Polish or in English. Abstracts should be prepared according to the template in the application form. Abstract notifications will be sent no later than September 10, 2020.

The conference fee is 250 PLN (app. 55 Euro).

After the review process, selected papers will be published in the journal Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us through

Key dates

  • Deadline for abstract submissions: July 31, 2020
  • Abstracts notification: September 10, 2020
  • Deadline for payment: September 30,2020

Scientific Committee

Zbigniew Dziubiński
Michał Lenartowicz
Radosław Kossakowski
Mateusz Grodecki
Michał Jasny
Przemysław Nosal
Natalia Organista
Jakub Stempień
Wojciech Woźniak

Organizing Committee

Natalia Organista
Michał Jasny
Zbigniew Dziubiński
Michał Lenartowicz
Martyna Sitek
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