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    Call for Papers | 9th Czech Philosophy of Sport Conference | University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, October 22–23, 2020. Call ends August 31, 2020

    This is the first time this conference will take place in České Budějovice. We plan to organise a ’physical’ meeting. However, due to the current circumstances, we also calculate with the possibility of having the conference partly or fully online. The conference will be in English and under the auspices of the Faculty of Theology, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. We will send you further details about the programme as the conference date will approach.

    Call for Participation | Registration of ISHPES 2020 Online Congress is now open | August 22–23, 2020

    The spread of COVID-19 has affected everyone’s overall daily and social life. Our duty in securing people’s health and safety became not only the issue for the congress organizer but also all over the world where international participants live. The original idea of ISHPES 2020 was to provide the opportunity to discuss ‘sport history and interdisciplinary relations’ in the year of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

    Call for Participation | British Society of Sports History Virtual Conference August 26-28, 2020 | Registration now OPEN (and free to all)

    Sessions include a keynote from Dr Prashant Kidambi, Blurred Boundaries: Writing the Social History of Sport; panels on Edwardian Sport, Boxing, The Writing of History and Sporting Inequalities; and a roundtable on "The Future of Sports History", featuring Dr Christienna Fryar, Dr Geoff Levett (producer of the Sport In History podcast), Dr Carol Osborne, and Professor Kay Schiller (Editor-in-Chief of Sport in History)

    Update | “Getting back on their feet … The Virtual Conference” | Women in Sport and Exercise Academic Network, September 7–8, 2020

    Women tend to be overlooked when it comes to research within sport and exercise. We, therefore, wish to virtually connect individuals from a range of disciplines to ensure that sport and exercise research has a focus on women, especially during COVID-19 and beyond. This conference will be a platform of networking opportunities to connect with others in sport and exercise to boost confidence, training and motivation through knowledge gained via others’ research and experience.

    Call for Papers | Historical Practices in Horsemanship and Equestrian Sports | Online Conference, 28–29 August, 2020. Call ends July 1, 2020

    This conference is devoted to discussing historical practices of horsemanship and equestrian sports, their emergence and evolution over centuries and into the present day. The conference is open to papers from all historical periods, and In particular, we encourage the speakers to consider the links between historical and current practices in horsemanship and to inquire into possible tendencies and future developments in equestrian sports.

    Call for Papers | “Power at Play” | Journal of Emerging Sport Studies Digital Symposium, October 16–18, 2020. Call ends June 30, 2020

    The symposium theme, “Power at Play,” aims to examine ways sport acts as a catalyst of personal and community empowerment, while simultaneously reinforcing societal power structures. Our purpose is to bring together emerging and established researchers and professionals in an online, open-access forum. Here, participants can freely engage in active conversation and debate surrounding significant issues affecting the past, present, and future of sport in society.

    Call for Papers | Social Actors of Sport Reality: Issues, Questions, Research Perspectives. Scientific Conference | Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, November 19–20, 2020. Call ends...

    The dynamic of the sports world depends on, among others things, social actors’ (individual, collective, institutional) activities. We welcome abstracts concerned with the main conference theme, such as the functioning of coaches, referees, officials, sports journalists, activists, sports consumers (and other social actors in sport) on local, national and international levels. We look for a broad range of theoretical perspectives on sport and for sharing discussions on relevant issues.

    Call for Session Proposals | “Change Agents: Cultivating the Seeds of Access within the Sociology of Sport” – The 2020 Annual Conference for the North American Society for the...

    The theme spotlights the necessity for Ujima, collective work and responsibility. Thus, we challenge the membership to submit sessions that promote, stimulate, and encourage the values of mentorship, collaborative ingenuity, inclusive sport diaspora, and how you/we cultivate the seeds of cultural competence across the Sociology of Sport spectrum.

    Save the Date | SVEBI Conference 2020 – “Good Sport or Sport for Good? The role of sport in relation to the sustainable development goals”. November 19–20, 2020

    The Swedish Association for Behavioral and Social Sciences Sports Research serves the interest of research and education in sport. It promotes good research opportunities; builds national and international networks for researchers in the behavioral and social sciences; informs internally and externally about current research in the area; maintains contacts with sports organizations and other bodies essential to this field of research; promotes higher education in the field.

    Call for Papers | “Sport and Politics from Antiquity to the Modern Day”. The 24th Congress of the European Committee for Sports History | Lisbon, Portugal, September 9–11, 2020....

    The 2020 CESH Congress calls for contributions that help us reconsider the relation between sports and power. We are particularly interested in papers that: 1) develop empirical analysis that extends our understanding of the political meaning of sports; 2) examine the theoretical and methodological models on which the relationship between sports and politics is grounded; and 3) discuss the way the field of sports history relates to other research fields in the discipline.
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