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    Call for Papers | How Can Football Take on Tomorrow? The Football Collective Conference 2024 | Newcastle Civic Center, November 21–22, 2024. Call ends July 28, 2024

    Like the world around it, football is subject to shifting and growing power imbalances. As these grow, critical thinking about the game has never been more necessary. The Collective can lead the way not only in holding people and organisations to account, be they clubs, governing bodies, the media or others, but also pursue new thinking and shape the future. Therefore, this year the Football Collective conference will seek to answer the question “How can football take on tomorrow?”.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 25, 2024, Issue 4–6 | Why Fans Matter? Fans and Identities in the Soccer World

    Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Beyond ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fans: exploring the mechanisms enabling football fans’ position as a stakeholder in the management of circulations by Jan Andre Lee Ludvigsen (open access).

    Public defense of doctoral thesis | Physiological and perceived exertion responses to training and match load in football: External and internal load, neuromuscular fatigue, muscle damage, and recovery...

    Have you seen football players running around the training field in sports bras over their uniforms? In this "vest", the players have a tracking device that measures distance, speeds, and accelerations, and thus the external load on the body. In periods with a tight match program and many training sessions, this tool can help the players manage how hard they should train and when they should rest. But what does it really mean that a player runs 10,000 m in training or in a match?

    Sport Scholar Profile | Christian Tolstrup Jensen | Malmö University

    Christian Tolstrup Jensen, PhD, is a sports historian affiliated with Malmö University where he currently works as a postdoc researcher at the Dept. of Sport Sciences. His current research focuses on sports events, but his interest in sport studies is varied and wide: Danish and Scandinavian sport history ranging from Norwegian ice hockey to Danish football; youth history and culture, and especially the history of the scout movement. An ongoing project revolves around sport events and their role and position in the Nordic countries.

    Call for Participation | Equity in Women’s Club Football: Strategies for Success | Fulham Football Club, April 3, 2024. Book your place now!

    Are you involved in a football club which wants equity for your women's team? This event is for you. The event will bring together those passionate about equity in women's club football. Network, share best practice & help feed into guidelines & recommendations for how the FA can best support equity in women's club football. The event is free to attend but we are asking people to register in advance for catering purposes.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 25, 2024, Issue 3

    Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Video Assistant Referee (VAR), gender and football refereeing: a scoping review by Sigbjørn Skirbekk (open access).

    Svenskledda världsunika studien kan ge explosivare damfotboll med hjälp av effektivare tester och träning

    Hittills har studier om fotbollsspelares prestation främst fokuserat på manligaspelare. Men i takt med att damfotbollenväxer snabbt, inleder nu en svenskledd grupp av forskare tillsammans med sports tech-företaget Photon Sports en unik fyraårig studie. Målet är att utveckla nya tester och träningsmetoder anpassade för elitspelare inomdamfotboll, för ett snabbare och explosivare spel.

    Call for Book Chapters | Global Perspectives on Soccer and the Media and Entertainment Industry | Call ends March 17, 2024

    This book is aimed at providing different perspectives on the interactions between political football and global media and entertainment industries. These perspectives may be historical, religious, socio-cultural and political among others. The book equally seeks to explore representations of football politics in diverse media notably cinema, television, games, magazines, comics, photojournalism, advertising and online platforms among others. 

    Call for Chapters | Football Politics and Cultural Production in Africa: Issues and Discourses | Edited collection for Palgrave Macmillan. Call ends April 30, 2024

    The political dimension of the football competitions on the continent tends to accentuate the inspiring nature and the news-worthiness of football events in Africa. How political football has interacted with the media and the creative industries in African countries is a very interesting question. This issue and many related ones have not really attracted the attention of scholars. Against this background, the present project focuses on engaging academics in various disciplines to interrogate the interaction between political football and cultural institutions in Africa.

    Soccer & Society, Volume 25, 2024, Issue 2 | The Development of Women’s Football: Under What Conditions?

    Soccer, a.k.a (association) football is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world. Soccer & Society is the first international journal devoted to the game of soccer, and aims to focus on the game in the context of a more global world. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Playing football in Cameroon as a girl: a match for equality by Béatrice Bertho, Françoise Grange-Omokaro, Iyama M. Douna & Dominique Malatesta (open access).
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