Call for Papers > Martial Arts Studies & 16th JORRESCAM conference : Body Technics, Martial Arts and Combat Sports; from the Everyday to the Olympics and Paralympics

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Call for Papers
February 15, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Social Sciences

Call for Papers

The themes of bodily training, discipline, technics, habits, and other embodied practices in the production of subjects and social institutions have become important interdisciplinary themes across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities in recent decades.

In this conference, we want to bring together scholars from as many academic fields and other research areas as possible to exchange ideas, arguments, hypotheses, theories, methodologies, research and results in the fields of martial arts and combat sports, on the themes of body techniques as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from their daily everyday realms of hobbies and lifestyle, all the way through to the realms of elite competition.

We invite 300-word abstracts for 20-minute papers that engage with issues of body technics, martial arts and combat sports, from any scientific field of research – such as the social sciences, physiology, philosophy, history, biomechanics, humanities, management, as well as theoretical or epistemological considerations.

NB: Our two core conference themes are body technics and the Olympics, as well as the Paralympics. All papers must engage with body technics. Not all papers need to engage with the Olympics or Paralympics. All papers must make important contributions to the scholarly understanding of body technics in martial arts and combat sports, whether theoretical or practical, bioscientific, physiological, medical, social, cultural, historical, etc.

Abstracts and papers can be submitted in French, English or Spanish.

NB: Oral presentations may be in any one of the three official languages of the conference. However, your Presentation Slides (e.g. Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi, etc.) must include keywords and as much guidance as possible in at least one of the other two conference languages.

Submit a Proposal

Please submit one Word document in French, English, or Spanish, to:

Please include:

  • Title of presentation
  • Presenter(s) Name(s)
  • Abstract: 200-300 words
  • Bio of Presenter(s): 150 words
  • Institutional Affiliation
  • Short bibliography / key publications
  • Contact email address
  • Twitter (if used)

Deadline: 15th February 2023

You will find all the information about the conference and this call for papers by following this link:

Contact Info: 

Responsible for the conference:

  • Paul Bowman (Cardiff University, Professor)
  • Jean-François Loudcher (Bordeaux University, Professor)
  • Yannick Hernandez (Bordeaux Montaigne University, Assistant Lecturer)
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