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    Call for Papers | Language, Gender and Sexuality in Sport | De Montfort University, April 5, 2024. Call ends December 11, 2023

    This event will showcase new research and work-in-progress investigating the role of language in shaping our understanding of gender and sexuality in sports contexts. It aims to critically interrogate the discourses that create, sustain and challenge inequalities within this field. We welcome contributions from a wide range of disciplines that tie into the theme of the one-day conference.

    Call for Papers | “Constructing and Contesting Gender in Representational Practices of the Sporting Body”, Conference Panel | University of Potsdam, Germany, September 4–6, 2024. Call ends November 17,...

    This panel seeks to examine specifically how the representation of sporting bodies throughout the ages has contributed to the development and gendered understanding of particular sports cultures. The panel organisers therefore invite proposals exploring the representation of gender, its construction and/or contestation in a range of representational practices, including but not limited to: art, cinema, journalism, literature marketing, photography, print media, and social media. Proposals exploring any period of history, sport or geographic region are welcome.

    Call for Papers | The role of sport in social life: Women, sport, and social change, International Conference | Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences and University of Zagreb...

    The 2012 London Olympics can be symbolically considered the beginning of a new era, as women were represented for the first time in all sports, as well as in all delegations of the participating countries. Nevertheless, there are still numerous inequalities in the economic position and media treatment of women in modern sports as compared to men. We invite scientists to submit summaries of presentations on a wide range of topics and issues in the relationship between gender and sport

    Streaming of keynote lectures during the 14th annual conference of the Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport | November 16–18, 2022

    RESPONSE – Research Group for Sport and Society at Nord University – is hosting The 14th annual conference of the Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport. The conference takes place in Bodø – Norway, from the 16th to the 18th of November. It will be possible to follow the opening ceremony, three keynote lectures, and the closing ceremony digitally during the conference.

    Call for Papers | “Emerging issues and alternative futures for gender and sport”, 14th Annual Meeting of the Transnational Scholars for the Study of Gender and Sport | Nord...

    We invite scholars, policymakers and practitioners to discuss emerging transformations, issues and potentials that concern gender and related topics in sport. While some problems persist, there are also new and undetected phenomena that configure gendered issues in sport in novel and unexpected ways. We encourage conference participants to propose how we may approach emerging problematics in research, policymaking and practice in the field of gender and sport.

    Call for Papers | “Transformations, Challenges and Potentials in Nordic Sport”, a session at the NORA 2022 Conference | Oslo, June 20–22, 2022

    The current challenges of Nordic sport organizations, including gendered discrimination, racialization, homophobia and ableism, call upon innovative research that engages with the epistemologies and ontologies of sport, sex and gender. To address such complex issues interdisciplinary discussions are especially needed. The session invites papers engaging with contemporary tensions, challenges and potentials in Nordic sport.

    Call for Papers | “Sport for everybody?! – Limitations and barriers on the way to this ideal” | 13th Annual Meeting of the Transnational Scholars for the Study of...

    This conference raises the question of how it will be possible to open up sport to everybody, regardless of the diversity of backgrounds, e.g. their gender, origin or social status, whether with or without disabilities, etc. Are there any examples we can learn from in an international context? What barriers for participation in sport and physical activity on an equal footing do still exist and how can they be broken down? How can underrepresented groups (e.g. women or persons with a LGBTIQ background) be specifically involved.

    Call for Papers | Feminisms and Sports Studies | Kings College London, February 2022. Call ends September 30, 2021

    This conference aims to critically investigate our own research field, i.e. Sports Studies. Within sports and physical activities, bodies are exposed, ranked, and naturalised, in the name of a collective understanding of sporting performance, all the while relying on and reproducing sexist, racist, heteronormative, ableist and classist bias. The primary focus will be to understand how expanding our research focuses and literature, allows for innovative research avenues.

    Call for Papers | “Racialisation, colonisation and gender in Nordic sports” | Kjønnsforskning NÅ! [Gender Research NOW], Online Conference, May 27–28, 2021. Call ends March 15, 2021

    In the field of sport studies in the Nordic region, important contributions have pointed to the persistence of gender as a key organising principle and symbolic practice, at both the elite and grassroots levels. The main focus of academic work on sport and in/exclusion has tended to focus on gender and/or ethnicity as the primary markers of difference and sameness. In this, questions of racism and coloniality have largely been overlooked, and left underexplored.

    Call for Papers | “Redressing the Balance” – Women in Sport and Exercise (WISE) Online Conference 2021 | University of Worcester, April 19–22, 2021. Call ends March 19, 2021

    This conference will have an international focus and aims to bring together practitioners and academics from a range of disciplines to allow discussions and debates of issues surrounding women’s participation in sport, exercise and physical activity. There will be an emphasis on redressing the balance through both assessing impact and highlighting future implications for practice.
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