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    Call for Journal Article Reviews | Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies

    Olympika: The International Journal of Olympic Studies invites graduate students to write a journal article review for its next volume (Vol. 30, 2021). Interested reviewers are encouraged to consult with the Journal Article Review Editor before writing an article review. A list of pre-approved articles will be provided to consult upon request. Olympika is particularly interested in reviews of articles that are concerned with the socio-cultural impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Olympic Games.

    Call for Papers | “Lockdown Leisure”, Special issue of Leisure Studies | Call ends February 7, 2022

    The special issues explores the medium to long-term impacts of lockdowns, drawing inspiration from Ken Roberts’ ‘Lock down leisure in Britain’ (Leisure Studies 39(5): 617-628), but other questions emerge. These include: How have socially distanced, isolated and bubbled sociality affected leisure?  How might leisure lives have been ‘sanitised’ through the lockdown? How have these issues affected different demographics in different ways?  How have new leisure providers developed and what does this mean for older providers? How do these trends pan out internationally?

    Call for Papers | “Sport Psychology and The Olympic Games: Helping Athletes Shine in the Shadow of the Pandemic”, Special Issue of Scandinavian Journal on Sport and Exercise Psychology....

    The value and timeliness of a special issue on supporting high performance in stressful contexts lie in the unusual mix of a world-leading sport event and a worldwide life-changing pandemic. We believe that measures taken in these unusual circumstances may inform sport psychology work in general. We expect all submissions to be rigorous and have the potential to advance the field.

    Change of Plans | “Sport in a changing world” | The SVEBI Conference 2021, Malmö University, is postponed until February 10–11, 2022. Call ends November 10, 2021

    This Call for Abstracts is presented in English and in Swedish. The conference is organized by the Department of Sport Sciences at Malmö University together with the Center of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport, Halmstad University. As a step towards increased internationalization, all keynotes and one conference track will be in English during the two days. Additionally, representatives from the sports movement as well as physical education teachers will be invited to attend.

    Call for Papers | “Experiences and Future Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic”, the 10th International Symposium on Youth Sport | University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 26, 2021. Call ends May...

    Welcome to the 10th International Symposium on Youth Sport in Ljubljana or on-line. The main goal of the Youth Sport 2021 conference is to discuss on role of youth sport for society recovery after COVID-19 Pandemic. Exchanging findings and good practices on various aspects of youth sport will be an excellent platform for participants to discuss various topics. The conference is set as a complementary event to celebrate Slovenia’s presidency of the Council of EU.

    Call for Papers | Lockdown and Being : Space, Place, Movement | Special Issue of Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology. Call ends July 30, 2021

    The outbreak of Covid-19 and the resultant lockdowns have problematised the taken-for-granted notions of ‘space’, ‘place’ and ‘movement’, and thrust them into the foreground of discussions - not only in academic circles but also in popular culture, news media, policy making, and politicking. Potential paper topics might relate to place and space as conceived and constructed through specific forms of movement, such as in soma-aesthetics, performance, theatre, sports, care, community, tourism, etc.

    Call for Papers | “Transformations and Transgressions: Explorations of ‘Restricted’ Leisure during COVID-19” | Special Issue of Annals of Leisure Research. Call ends March 1, 2021

    We welcome cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural, cross-geographical submissions that explore a range of issues and diverse perspectives in order to contribute to the development of leisure theory, involving critical tourism and events studies, criminology, sociology, cultural and media studies, and other social science theoretical, methodological, and empirical entanglements. Indeed, what is considered 'transgressive' varies in different disciplines, cultures and societies.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Sport and Psychosocial Health/Well-being after the COVID-19 Lockdown”. Call ends December 31, 2020

    The goal of this Research Topic is to investigate: (1) various aspects of association between active living (e.g., physical activity, exercise, sport) and psychosocial health outcomes (e.g., social well-being, social health, depressive symptoms, quality of life, life satisfaction, happiness, loneliness, etc.) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) effectiveness of various new/existing means (e.g., social media platform, virtual sport competitions, etc.) on active living and psychosocial health outcomes.

    Call for Papers | “Recovery and Sustainability of the Sport Sector during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, Special Issue of Sustainability | Call ends April 30, 2021

    In this Special Issue, we invite contributions that examine the impact of COVID-19 on different aspects of the sport sector, illustrate how the sport sector has responded to the pandemic and how recovery can be sustained going forward. Likewise, we welcome studies of how COVID-19 has modified sport habits among the population, and affected the development of sport competitions and sport events, manufacturing and service activities.

    Call for Papers | “Sport and crisis: bodies, practices, representations”, ESA Research Network 28 Society and Sport Midterm Hybrid Conference | University of Teramo, 25-26 March 2021. Call ends...

    The aim of this midterm conference is to bring scholars, researchers, educators, students, professionals, and other groups interested in sports and physical activity to propose their works. The focus lays in the challenges that sociology of sports and physical activity have to face to understand the new complex scenarios, the main issues we have to face, the successes, the criticalities and the lessons learned, the new horizons of our understandings of the social and cultural landscapes.
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