2-4 September 2013 - National Football Museum, Manchester, England.
In 2013 association football will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Football Association. From a small group of enthusiasts meeting in the Freemason’s Tavern in London, the game has grown to become the world’s favourite sport, a multi-billion industry and a truly global cultural phenomenon.
The Football 150 conference will mark this historic anniversary and seek to explore the historical, sociological, artistic and all other aspects of football in all its varieties. Organised jointly by the National Football Museum, International Centre for Sports History & Culture (De Montfort University) and the International Football Institute (University of Central Lancashire), the conference invites scholars of all disciplines to take part.
The conference’s opening address will be given by Sir Trevor Brooking, the FA’s Director of Football Development. Keynotes will be given by Karen Espelund of UEFA’s executive committee and former general secretary of the Norwegian FA, David Goldblatt, author of The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football, and Tony Mason, author of the groundbreaking Association Football and English Society.
For more information or to submit an abstract for proposal for a paper (of no more than 200 words), please contact: Professor Tony Collins (email@example.com) or Professor John Hughson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Professor Tony Collins
International Centre for Sports History & Culture
De Montfort University
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