Call for Papers

Conference Theme: Sport,Unity & Conflict (Submission is now closed)

The 12th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 10–13 June, 2015.  The conference will be hosted at an historic building on St. Stephen’s Green in the very heart of Dublin City centre. The theme of the conference is Sport, Unity and Conflict. Sport is often presented as both a unifying concept and practice, perhaps even acting as a dictum, a means through which the people of different nations, classes, cultures and perspectives are brought together in unison. Yet, tension and conflict pervade sport. Within nation-states, and between nations, sport, in its many guises, functions to separate people, to generate difference, even a means to celebrate it. Such schisms intermingle with contradictory movements of harmonious celebration and mutual identification in the context of shifting sporting, and wider social, processes and events.  Across Europe, and globally, such tensions are omnipresent – manifest in numerous and differentiated ways.  In that sense, sport is often the epitome of feelings of unity and discord. We invite those interested in the study of sport and society to address issues within a wide range of classic domains and newly emerging ones, including (but not limited to):  

  • Sport and Conflict
  • Social Theory and Sport
  • Sport and identity
  • Sport and Violence
  • Sport and the Body
  • Sport and Emotions
  • Sport and Gender
  • Sport and Media
  • Sport and Migration
  • Sport Development
  • Sports Participation
  • Lifestyle Sports
  • Voluntarism and Sport
  • Globalisation and Sport
  • Commercialisation and sport
  • Sport and Nationalism
  • Management and Organization of Sport
  • Sport Policy and Governance

Abstract Submission

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31st January 2015. Extended to 14th February
  • Abstract approval: 28th February 2015
  • Early Bird registration deadline: 31st March 2015
  • Registration for presenting authors deadline: 30th April 2015

Abstracts of 300 words are invited and must be submitted in English. Abstracts will be accepted through this site in the near future. The author may state a preference for the type of presentation (oral or poster). You can download a pdf copy of the call for papers here.

Papers are also invited for the Young Researcher Award.

Submission is now closed