The Football Studies Unit invites papers for ‘The Worlds of Football’ conference to be held at Victoria University (Melbourne) on 27–28 September 2010 (the Tuesday and Wednesday following the Australian Football League Grand Final).
This is an international multi-disciplinary and multi-code conference with streams are envisaged for ‘Gender and Sexualities’, ‘Memories and Identities’, and ‘The Global and Local Worlds of Football’.
Contributions from academics and football enthusiasts relating to the theme are welcomed from the fields of football studies — including but not limited to history, sociology, gender and sexuality studies, ethics, cultural studies, management, law, education and economics — and can address any of the world’s football codes. Postgraduate student presentations are also encouraged.
It is anticipated that papers from the conference will be published in an edited anthology or special issue of a journal.
Keynote Speakers include Eric Anderson (University of Bath), Jayne Caudwell (University of Brighton) and Rob Hess (Victoria University).
Those interested in presenting a paper or a small display are invited to submit abstracts or descriptions of 200-300 words along with a 50 word biography. Please note that all abstracts should be emailed as Word attachments to TheWorldsofFootball@gmail.com.
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 5 July 2010.
Please see the conference website for further details: http://www.staff.vu.edu.au/RobHess/Football Studies Unit.htm
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