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Call for Papers | “African Nations and World Competitions – State of Play”. 14th Sports Africa Conference | Nelson Mandela University Port Elizabeth, South Africa, July 1-3, 2020. Call...
How is African athletes’ participation in various international competitions evolving with the rapidly transforming global sport ecosystems? What is the significance of African nation states participating and occasionally winning world competitions? What implications do these victories have for national sports development or management? What are the positive or negative impacts of the resources allocated to these participations?
Call for Papers | “Popular Sports, Mass Sports and Elite Sports in everyday Africa” – The 13th Sports Africa Conference, June 20–22, 2019, Dakar, Senegal. Call ends February...
The 13th edition of the conference will be an opportunity to reflect on sport beyond the celebrations of national sporting victories, the fixation on elite sport, and the popularity of a few famous athletes. Could sport deliver to societies in Africa the social cohesion, national unity, social and economic development that its proponents often claim or assume?
Call for Papers | “Recreating Recreation” | Special Issue of Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Call ends March 15, 2019
We are particularly interested in articles that explore the representation of recreation in literature, historiography, media, institutional reports, policies, jurisprudence, interviews, medical protocols, and philosophical treatises, among other mediums. This inquiry could be approached through sociological, historical, psychological, economic, political, legal, medical, literary, philosophical, and/or interdisciplinary lenses.
Call for Papers | Pan-African Sports Studies: Beyond Physical Education | University of Zambia, Lusaka, March 26–28 2018. Call ends December 20, 2017
Conference organizers invite paper proposals from scholars in the following fields: anthropology, sociology, history, geography, politics, economics, African diaspora studies, policy and other multi- and inter-disciplinary perspectives that speak to the theme of Pan-African Studies: Beyond Physical Education.
This volume seeks to explore how sports can render a window to unlocking complex social, political, economic, and gendered relations across Africa and the Diaspora. It will focus on the many ways in which sport uniquely reflects changing cultural trends at diverse levels of African societies.
Call for Proposals | “Connections, Linkages and Comparisons: African Sports in Transnational Contexts” @Special Issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport
We welcome abstracts on different sports and regions in Africa. Topics may include (the history of) sport migration (of which the movement of soccer players and track athletes have generated important work) and transnational organisations involved in sports.
IMPUMELELO, The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sport, is a refereed, online and open access journal that is published semiannually. The journal seeks papers that analyze African sport from political, communication, sociological, anthropological, historical, and sports science perspectives.
The Sport in Africa conference at Ohio University celebrates its tenth anniversary in April 2014. Over the years, the conference has been proud to provide scholarship that situates sport (in particular, sport in Africa and the Global South) within the realms of mainstream scholarship. Equally significant is that recently the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming April 6...
The considerable growth of interest in commerce, media and politics in the modern world and their relationship to sport in international academia has resulted in academics in various disciplines writing about sport. Sport in Society is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary forum for academics to discuss the growing relationship of sport to significant areas of modern life.
Call for Book Chapters: Daughters of Candace – Tracking Black Women’s Sport History (deadline June 1, 2014)
Black Women's Bodies Can Be Defined As Locations Of Victory Editors of a forthcoming book, Daughters of Candace: Tracking Black Women's Sport History, seek to explore the contours of African American women's participation in physical contests. This project will illuminate the legacy of several dynasties of Nubian queens known as Candace, or Kandake, and unearth the buried legends of victory...
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