H-Sport enables scholars around the world who are engaged in the historical, socio-cultural, and philosophical study of sport, physical education, and physical activity to discuss research and teaching interests, conferences and symposia, current issues, sources of funding, publishing, new data and collections, and other areas of interest to scholars.

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Summer Ethnographic Field School in Italy, Ideal for Students Interested in Sport Studies

Dear Colleagues,

this summer I will be offering at the Florence Ethnographic Field School, for the first time, a summer program in qualitative research methods for credit, onsite in Florence, Italy. My own research and teaching includes a specific focus on sport, and so I would welcome students from any discipline with an interest in sport studies who are looking for an ethnographic field experience over the summer.

CFP: Moments, Metaphors, Memories: Defining Events in the History of Soccer

As the most popular mass spectator sport across the world, soccer generates key moments of significance on and off the field, encapsulated in events that create metaphors and memories, with wider social, cultural, psychological, political, commercial and aesthetic implications.

International Football History Conference 2018 to be held at Manchester City FC, Manchester 7-8 June 2018

7-8 June 2018


Key Note Speakers: Chris Bolsmann, Stefan Szymanski & Matthew Taylor


To be held at the City Football Academy, Manchester City FC, Manchester M11 3FF

The second annual International Football History Conference will take place at the City Football Academy, Manchester City Football Club, Manchester M11 3FF, England and will be held over two days (7 and 8 June 2018). There is a fantastic collection of papers being presented with contributions from leading academics from across the globe including many leaders in their field.

Call for Papers - Special Issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy. "Slow Philosophy, Slow Sport: understanding emersiology in Philosophy of Sport"

Slow Philosophy, Slow Sport:  understanding emersiology in Philosophy of Sport

Editors:  Irena Martínková and Bernard Andrieu

Strength Sports Conference

Stellenbosch University’s Department of Sport Science in partnership with the Stellenbosch University Museum and Sanlam Archives invites you to a South African Sport Historical Conference to be held from 8 to 11 October 2018 on the theme SPORT, STRENGTH AND SOCIETY. The study of physical culture (with an emphasis on health, strength and beauty) remains an obscure area of research in South Africa. It was through cultural and political efforts that Black South Africa had indirect representation at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.