The conference aims to encourage critical study into the role of Europe as a key influencer and actor within world football by providing a forum that engages professional football industry representatives with active academic researchers. Subsequently links are established between the ‘theorists of’ and the ‘practitioners in’ the professional football market.
The key objectives of the conference are:
To examine the historical centralisation of European influence on key football developments within and beyond Europe;
To explore the diversity and various applications of football development across the continent;
To examine the contemporary European professional football market from a variety of critical perspectives;
To debate and propose how the European football market can develop independently and as a critical agent in world football;
To disseminate critical, informed and purposeful knowledge regarding the European football market.
Themed Perspectives and Content
Social, cultural and political value and influence
Historical influence, diffusion and development
Insularity and multi-culturalness
Identity and meaning
Business, economy and media
Local and global examinations
Power networks and agents of change
Occupation and migration
Call for Academic Papers
The intention is to operate a dual approach to the conference with invited keynote speakers from the professional football industry as well as individual workshop sessions for academics relevant to the themed perspectives and content as reflected in the abstract submissions.
Papers are duly invited for any aspect considered within the themed perspectives though other aspects that are deemed relevant to the overall conference theme are also welcome.
Please submit your abstract to a maximum of 500 words by email to Liz Kelly stating author’s name(s), suggested theme, contact details, title and preferred format of presentation. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is Friday 12th March 2004, contributors will be notified in May 2004.
Successful papers are likely to be considered for publication in conference proceedings.
Please note, all paper presenters will need to register for the conference and pay the registration fee which will be in the region of £145 for the two days including a tour of the National Football Museum. (Accommodation on campus will be available at £30 per night b&b).
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