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    Call for Participation | “Central and Eastern Europe Football Fans’ Identities: What Happened over 30 Years?” | Webinar, September 24, 2021

    More than 30 years after the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, enough time has elapsed to allow researchers to provide detailed answers to one question: how have the region’s football fans’ identities transformed and what these evolutions can teach us about their respective societies. The dialectical analysis of disruptions and continuities with the recent past will shed light on several aspects of fans’ identities.

    Call for Papers | Central and Eastern Europe Football Fans’ Identities: What Happened over 30 Years? | Webinar, May 14, 2021. Call ends March 15, 2021

    How have the Central and Eastern Europe’s football fans’ identities transformed and what can these evolutions teach us about their respective societies? Geographically, our interest spans Bulgaria, Czech Republic, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, the former Yugoslav (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia) and Soviet republics and Albania.

    Research Seminar Series in Sport Sciences, Malmö University | 14 September 2015: “Kvinnor och supporterskap”

    This is the latest installment of the Malmö Research Seminar Series in Sport Sciences, Malmö University, Fall 2015. The seminars will take place at the Orkanen building (Nordenskiöldsgatan 10) in Room E121c, between 15:15 to 17:00. This seminar is in Swedish.

    Call for papers | The Fan Studies Network 2015 Conference | 27-28th June 2015, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

    We invite abstracts of no more than 300 words for individual 20 minute papers that address any aspect of fandom or fan studies. We also welcome collated submissions for pre-constituted panels. We also invite expressions of interest from anyone wishing to host a short session of ‘speed geeking’.

    PhD Studentship in Sport and Citizenship @ Loughborough University: Supporters’ activism, nostalgia and the governance of modern football

    Following the establishment of a ‘mini Centre for Doctoral Training’ (mini-CDT) in Sport and Citizenship at Loughborough University, applications are invited for a PhD studentship funded by the University’s Graduate School to start on October 1st 2015. The Sport and Citizenship mini-CDT is a joint initiative of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and the School of...

    Call for Papers | Fandom and Religion | University of Leicester Conference Centre, College Court, 28–30 July 2015

    Fandom and Religion at the University of Leicester Conference Centre, College Court 28th- 30th July 2015. Organized by the Theology, Religion and Popular Culture Network, with the support of: UskoMus Research Network (University of Turku and at Åbo Akademi University) CODEC (University of Durham) Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (University of St Andrews) Network for Religion in Public Life (University of Exeter) The Christian...

    Call for Papers | Violent Conflicts 2015: The violent decade?! Recent Domains of Violent Conflicts and Counteracting | Bielefeld University, February 25–27, 2015

    Are we living in a decade dominated by an underestimation of forms of violence causing a lack of investment in prevention and intervention? The international Conference on “Violent Conflicts 2015: The violent decade?! Recent Domains of Violent Conflicts and Counteracting” in Bielefeld provides a state-of-the-art description and analyses of current inner-societal forms of violence which have the potential to...

    Extended deadline| Whose Game is it? Supporters and football governance. Loughborough University, 24-25 October 2014

    Loughborough University are hosting a conference to critically discuss the involvement of supporters in football  governance.  The  programme  will  be  balanced  to  appeal  to  policy  makers,  academics  and supporters themselves, and will provide an excellent opportunity for networking and dialogue across these fields. We would welcome proposals for papers that address one or more of the following themes: Models of...

    Call for Papers | 2nd Global Conference: Fan Communities and Fandom, November 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

    2nd Global Conference Friday 7th  November – Sunday 10th November 2014 Prague, Czech Republic Call for Presentations The words ‘fan’ and ‘fandom’ often conjure up images of screaming groupies, sports supporters adorned in the colours of ‘their’ team, die-hard messageboard participants and even stalkers who perpetrate actual violence against the object of their fannish desires. Whether viewed as a positive or negative cultural force,...

    Call for Papers: Football fans and their support to national teams, Brussels May 5–6, 2014

    In June 2014, Brazil will host the 20th Football World Cup. Since it takes place every four years, this planetary mega event is a valuable tool to gauge the assertion of national and local identities. It is also a good opportunity for supporters to stir – or moderate – dissent, thus playing a buffer role between the national team and the political community. The...
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