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Call for papers | “Reflections on football. Contributions from studies on the media, journalism and communication“. Special Issue of Mediapolis – Journal of Communication, Journalism and Public Sphere |...
Appearing in the 19th century and popularised in the 20th century, football has reached the new millennium as a trend and behaviour setter, assuming itself as a complex “integral social factor” worthy of profound reflection and research by the Social, Human and Communication Sciences. The challenge of this issue is to demonstrate how football can and should be the subject of research in the academic and scientific sphere, given its social plasticity and appeal to interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary approaches.
Call for Participation | “The People’s Game? Contemporary Challenges in Football Cultures” | One-day conference, Teesside University, September 7, 2018
Known as the ‘people’s game’, no other sport has captured the public imagination in quite the same way as Association Football. Bringing together social science researchers and football practitioners, this conference will examine some of the contemporary challenges facing the ‘people’s game’ and will explore opportunities to address these challenges.
Public defence of doctoral thesis | Identities and Images in Football: A case study of brands and the organisational settings in the development of Scandinavian women’s club football by...
On Friday, September 15, at 13:15, Mattias Melkersson will present and defend his dissertation, which investigates and analyses four Scandinavian women’s football clubs (Stabæk Football, Fortuna Hjørring, Linköpings FC and LdB FC Malmö) and the contextual conditions that influence their organisations.
Call for Papers | Football, Politics and Popular Culture | 2nd Annual Conference of The Football Collective @ University of Limerick, Ireland, 23–24 November 2017. Call ends 2017-09-06
The conference will bring together football researchers, academics and students from across disciplines to share research findings, interests, stories, methods and to develop better research and collaboration across the Football Collective. It is designed to offer opportunities for all to present research, research ideas, potential projects, and innovative methods of data collection or public engagement.
"We are particularly delighted to include papers focusing on football's origins, regional histories, gender, race and issues within football from across the globe. This promises to be a significant conference and one which aims to provide networking opportunities, as well as the potential for collaborations."
This special issue of Sport in Society seeks to investigate the development and status of women’s soccer in the United States, exploring how the sport’s historical origins in the United States inform its play at the elite level. It looks to explore a range of issues.
Soccer and Society is the first international journal devoted to the world’s most popular game. It covers all aspects of soccer globally from anthropological, cultural, economic, historical, political and sociological perspectives. Special Issue: 150 Years of Association Football