Save the date! EASS 2015 in Dublin – Sport, Unity and Conflict

hurlingThe 2015 EASS congress will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 10–13 June. The conference will be hosted at an historic building on St. Stephen’s Green in the very heart of Dublin City centre.

The theme of the conference is Sport, Unity and Conflict. Sport is often presented as both a unifying concept and practice, perhaps even acting as a dictum, a means through which the people of different nations, classes, cultures and perspectives are brought together in unison. Yet, tension and conflict pervade sport. Within nation-states, and between nations, sport, in its many guises, functions to separate people, to generate difference, even as a means to celebrate it. Such schisms intermingle with contradictory movements of harmonious celebration and mutual identification in the context of shifting sporting, and wider social, processes and events.

Across Europe, and globally, such tensions are omnipresent – manifest in numerous and differentiated ways. In that sense, sport is often the epitome of feelings of unity and discord. We believe this theme offers those interested in the study of sport and society opportunities to address issues within a wide range of classic domains and newly emerging ones.

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Randall Collins, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Associate Professor Roberta Sassatelli, University of Milan, Italy
  • Professor Anthony King, University of Exeter, England

For further information on the conference go to www.eass2015.ie (not yet available, though). Date of Meetings: 10–13 June, 2015. Venue: Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) www.rcsi.ie

While you wait, why not partake of the book of abstract from the recently belt EASS Conference 1914! Here it is!

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