Second Call for Papers: EASS Sociology of Sport Conference, Dublin 2015 | Sport, Unity ​& Conflict

sport-conflict“Sport, Unity ​& Conflict” | Call for Abstracts Annual Conference of the European Association for Sociology of Sport Dublin, Ireland 10–13 June 2015

Keynote speakers

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

We invite abstracts for the twelfth EASS conference to be hosted at the historic building of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland 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 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 invite those interested in the study of sport and society to address issues within a wide range of classic domains and newly emerging ones.

Abstracts of 300 words or less are invited and should be submitted in English through the conference website. Authors may state a preference for type of presentation (oral or poster).

Online abstract submission is now open through the conference website:

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 14 February 2015
  • Abstract approval: 28 February 2015
  • Early Bird registration deadline: 31 March 2015
  • Presenting authors registration deadline: 30 April 2015
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