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    Call for Papers | “Leisure Studies, Justice and Climate Change”, Special Issue of Leisure Studies | Call ends May 31, 2024

    This special issue is built upon the belief that there is a fruitful connection between concerns for justice within climate change and the field of leisure studies itself. Indeed, within leisure studies, there is a long tradition of research and activism that sees justice and equity as necessary vectors for understanding leisure experiences. This scholarship illustrates how structural inequalities shape the availability and outcomes of leisure opportunities.

    Call for Papers | “Sport and the Anthropocene”, Special Issue of International Review for the Sociology of Sport | Call ends June 3, 2024

    Representing the first major attempt to flesh out sporting relations within the Anthropocene, this special issue of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport welcomes both empirical and/or theoretical contributions that extend our understanding of the socio-environmental and material relations of sport. Notably, we specifically encourage interdisciplinary contributions that engage with, or ‘trouble’ (Haraway, 2016), existing socio-natural associations and other sociological relations.

    Call for Participation | Sport for Climate Action and Nature Symposium | Loughborough University, January 29, 2024. Book your place by 12 January 2024.

    Leading academics, national governing bodies, climate action charities, athletes, fans and key policy makers will come together at this symposium to present the key climate issues in sport and how we can overcome them. The answers to the challenges we face are not simple, but we can start by asking the vital questions.  Please join this crucial conversation as we begin co-creating a roadmap towards a sustainable future for sport and the planet.

    Call for Papers | “Sport and Climate Change”, Special Issue of Sport in Society | Call ends February 1, 2024

    Climate change already has affected sports in many ways. Athletes suffer from having to perform in extreme heat, winter events are cancelled due to lack of snow or moved because of warmer climate. Many sports have strong links to and appreciation of nature, yet their environmental impact remains problematic. The overall aim of this Special Issue is to pinpoint research-based options for sports to work proactively with climate change through informed management, combining innovation and tradition at a global scale.

    Call for Papers | Sport and sustainability. NEON Conference Track | Lillehammer, Norway, November 24–26, 2021. Call ends August 31, 2021

    In this session, we aim at finding out more about the role of sport organisations for creating a sustainable future. We invite contributors to submit abstracts from research in sports within various contexts. Contributions applying various perspectives in the research on social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability are welcome. Contributions can be submitted in a Scandinavian language and English. The session managers are open to host the track in both languages.

    Call for Paper | “Sport, Leisure, and Sustainability”, Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | Call ends August 31, 2021

    For this Special Issue, we seek theoretically and empirically sound examinations of sport, leisure, and sustainability. We conceptualize sustainability to consist of issues related to the environment, economics, and equity. 2020 has illuminated potentially unsustainable practices in sport and leisure. Flooding as a result of climate change, wild fires in the Western United States, and COVID-19.

    Call for Papers | Physical Activity and Sporting Practices in Catastrophic Environments | Edited collection; strong publishing interest from Routledge. Call ends December 11, 2020

    This collection will provide meaningful empirical insights into the role of sport and physical activity in coping with, and adapting to, environmental change, whilst at the same time advancing our conceptual understanding of cultures and identities in an increasingly global (and globalised) world.

    Call for Papers | “Sport and Sustainability” | Special issue of Sustainability. Call ends October 31, 2019

    This Special Issue seeks submissions on sport and sustainability within two emerging areas: (1) Culture and Politics: We seek forward-thinking research focused on the role of culture and politics related to sport organization sustainability practices, broadly conceived. (2) Fan Engagement: Academic research on the topic of sport influencing its fanbase is still in its infancy, and more research is warranted.