Call for Papers: The 14th Annual Macintosh Sociology Of Sport Conference

This special conference is held annually in memory of Dr. Donald deFrayne Macintosh who passed away in 1994. He was a faculty member in the School of Kinseiology and Health Studies (formerly School of Physical and Health Education), from 1965 to 1994. He was appointed Director in 1965 and provided exceptional leadership for sixteen years before returning to teaching and research. Friends and colleagues at Queen's created a special fund to honour Dr. Macintosh, called the Donald Macintosh Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund, which is used to bring prominent scholars in the field of sociology of sport or sport policy to Queen's University to provide the keynote lecture at this one day event.
This special conference is held annually in memory of Dr. Donald deFrayne Macintosh who passed away in 1994. He was a faculty member in the School of Kinseiology and Health Studies (formerly School of Physical and Health Education), from 1965 to 1994. He was appointed Director in 1965 and provided exceptional leadership for sixteen years before returning to teaching and research. Friends and colleagues at Queen’s created a special fund to honour Dr. Macintosh, called the Donald Macintosh Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund, which is used to bring prominent scholars in the field of sociology of sport or sport policy to Queen’s University to provide the keynote lecture at this one day event.

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 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. Parissa Safai, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. Dr. Safai’s research interests focus on the critical study of sport at the intersection of risk, health and healthcare including the social determinants of athletes’ health.  Her research also centres sport and social inequality with particular attention to the impact of gender, socio-economic, and ethnocultural inequities on accessible physical activity for all. Her work has been published in the Sociology of Sport Journal, the International Review for the Sociology of SportSport History Review and the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin canadien
d’histoire de la médicine. She is a member of the editorial board of the Sociology of Sport Journal and the Sport Canada Sport Participation Research Initiative Advisory Committee.

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 Samantha King (kingsj@queensu.ca) by December 16, 2015. 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 return 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 mm$20 for students.

For information or to add your name to our email list, please write to Sarah Barnes (sarah.barnes@queensu.ca).

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