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    Call for Papers: Visioning and Re-visioning Hockey’s ‘Arena.’ An International Scholarly Conference at Western University in London, Canada 18-20 June 2014

    Ice hockey has many ‘arenas,’ literal and figurative ones. The intent of this conference is to assemble hockey aficionados to explore meanings, experiences, insights, issues, stories, studies, cultural nuances, and contextualizations about the ‘arenas’ that contain, surround, and pervade ice hockey at all of its levels from participation to spectatorship to commodification to its darker underbelly. The conference organizing committee...

    Call for Papers | Exercise and environment: new geographies of the exercise experience and what we can learn from them

    Call for Papers: Royal Geographical Society with IBG Annual Conference, London, 27-29 August 2014. Session "Exercise and environment: new geographies of the exercise experience and what we can learn from them". Session organizers: Alan Latham, Russell Hitchings and Andrew Barnfield, UCL Geography. Sponsored by the Geography of Health Research Group (GHRG)   Physical fitness practices are part of the background of contemporary...

    Second International Conference on Mega-Events and the City, 27–30 April, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Call for papers deadline extended to 30 November In recent years, mega-events – especially the FIFA World Cup, the Olympics, and international expositions – have called into action all kinds of capital, reconfigured territorial scales of power, and produced new rhetoric regarding urbanism and global cities that proclaims a convergence between public and private interests.  Sustained by a discourse of...

    Extended deadline for abstracts: Olympic Legacies – Impacts of Mega-Events on Cities

    Olympic Legacies – International Conference Impacts of Mega-Events on Cities 4-6 September 2013, University of East London New abstract submission deadline: March 29, 2013 In the recent period the urban transformation achieved by hosting the Olympics has become synonymous with the language of 'legacy'. Now forming part of the Olympic Charter and an essential element of any city's bid for hosting the Olympic Games,...
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