Deadline Extended: CFP: Sports Africa 2017: DL 20 Dec. 2016

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Call For Papers

Sports Africa 2017

Sporting Subalternities and Social Justice

Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice

University of the Free State

Bloemfontien, South Africa

10th to 13th April 2017

With an aim to promote and champion the African Sport Studies as a valuable interdisciplinary arena, in February 2004, the Ohio University hosted the first edition of 'Sport in Africa' Conference. Over the last 10 editions of this conference, between 2004 and 2014, a variety of themes were addressed, including Youth, Gender, Health, Communication, Development, Politics, Globalization and Global South, bringing together sport scholars and practitioners from African, American and European Universities. Continuing this agenda to advance research and knowledge on African Sport Studies, the Institute of Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State, South Africa will host the 11th edition of the Conference under its new name: Sports Africa 2017. The theme for this year's conference is: 

Sporting Subalternities and Social Justice

Paper proposals from anthropological, humanities, sociological, historical, socio-cultural, geographical, political, economic, policy and other multi- and inter-disciplinary perspectives are invited to be considered for presentation at the Conference.

Please submit a 300 word abstract (along with a paper title, name of the author(s) and institutional affiliations) by 20th December 2016 via the conference website:

This is the third and final call for papers for the conference. For more information, please look up the conference website ( or Email: