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    Call for Papers | “The Global Politics of Sport” – The 14th Conference of the PSA Sport & Politics Group | Etihad Stadium, Manchester, March 26–27, 2020. Call ends...

    In seeking to respond to many of the most significant and pressing factors currently confronting the sports industry, the conference theme for 2020 will be ‘the global politics of sport’. We particularly welcome abstracts from PhD students, early-career researchers and established academics whose research sheds critical light on the global opportunities, challenges and/or threats currently facing contemporary sport.

    Call for Papers | “Sport and the Politics of Identity”. 13th Annual PSA Sport & Politics Conference | Aston University, Friday, March 29, 2019. Call ends February 15, 2019

    The date of the conference coincides with the day the UK is set to leave the European Union. We would especially welcome papers that explore the potential impact of Brexit on sport and its role in the wider politics of identity in the UK and Europe. However, the conference is not restricted to neither Brexit nor UK sport-politics. Submissions that deal with all aspects of sport, politics and identity, from all relevant disciplines, are welcome. 

    Call for Papers | Sports and Politics – a One Day Conference | December 15, 2018, Verso Books, Brooklyn, New York. Call ends May 31, 2018

    Considering the historical and contemporary ties between sport and politics, a one-day conference in New York City in December 2018 will take a closer look at these relationships with a focus on four main topics: Exploitation; Environment; Stereotypes; and Scandals. We invite scholars from across the discipline and from any stage of their career to submit proposals.

    Call for Papers | Professional Wrestling: Politics and Populism | New anthology edited by Heather Levi, Nell Haynes, Eero Laine & Sharon Mazer. Call ends March 15, 2018 (abstracts)

    This book project began as a cross-disciplinary conversation – theatre, performance studies, anthropology – presented first in a panel at a 2017 conference. The editors wish now to expand the field to allow a wider range of perspectives and voices to weigh in on the question of how professional wrestling might be implicated in the current resurgence of populist politics.

    Call for Papers | Sport in a Mobile World: Identity, Culture and Politics | Interdisciplinary seminar @ University of  Aveiro, Portugal, June 21–22, 2018. Call ends March 16, 2018

    This event aims to explore original and rigorous ways to research (and think about) sport, sporting structures and experiences in a perpetually transitional world. Contributions from disciplines of anthropology, cultural studies, economics, history, politics, psychology, public policy and sociology are welcome.

    Call for Papers | “Commemorating the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico in the Global Context” | Global Conference on Sport for Social Change, The University of Georgia, April 3–4,...

    To commemorate the brave and powerful silent protest of the 1968 Games that ultimately sparked a global and domestic wake-up call on civil and human rights, please join us at the first annual Global Conference on Sport for Social Change (GCSSC) to reflect on the progress, roadblocks, and the ongoing struggle towards equity and social justice since the 1968 Games.

    Call for Papers | The Politics of the Canoe: Activism and Resistance | Winnipeg, MB, June 8–10, 2018. Call ends December 15, 2017

    We are seeking contributions to a workshop that will examine the political life of the canoe in all of its diverse forms. While much critical scholarship on the canoe has offered a critique of its hegemonic position, we also hope to highlight how the canoe has been used to resist and redraw relationships of power.
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