Call for Papers: The 11th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Conference

Donald Defrayne Macintosh, till vars minne konferensen arrangeras. Han levde mellan 1931 och 1994.

Saturday 19 January 2013, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University would like to invite all those interested in socio-cultural studies of sport and exercise to our annual day conference, held in the memory of our colleague Dr. Donald Macintosh.

The conference programme will consist of several sessions of graduate student presentations, a catered lunch, and the annual Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture, which will be given this year by Dr. Cathy van Ingen, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University. Dr. van Ingen’s research utilizes various theories and methods including those drawn from cultural studies, cultural geography, and poststructuralist and feminist theories of the body. She is one of the founders of the Shape Your Life boxing program for female and trans survivors of violence in Toronto. Dr. van Ingen has written the first biography of Hall of Fame boxer, “Dixie Kid” Aaron Brown, in Aycock & Scott’s (eds.) (2011) The First Black Boxing Champions: Essays on Fighters of the 1800s to the 1920s. She also has written articles on women’s boxing published in The Sociology of Sport Journal, Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Feminist Media Studies and a forthcoming article in the Journal of Sport History called “Seeing What Frames Our Seeing”: Seeking Histories on Early Black Female Boxers.

Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference should send 250-word abstracts or proposals for roundtable discussions or posters to Mary Louise Adams ( by December 7, 2012. We are looking for presentations of works-in-progress, as well as presentations of completed research.

In selecting papers for the conference, priority will be given to students who submit independent research and who are first time Macintosh presenters; second priority will be given to students who submit research as part of a faculty research team and who are first time Macintosh presenters; third priority will be given to returning Macintosh presenters. All applicants will be given the option to present their research in the form of a poster.

Kingston is accessible by VIA rail or bus. It is a two hour and 45 minute drive from downtown Toronto or downtown Montreal. It is a two-hour drive from Ottawa and a one-hour drive from Watertown, New York. Registration fees are $30 for faculty and $20 for students.

For information or to add your name to our email list, please write to Robbie Millington (

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