The 27th Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular interest on history and social policy implications. Abstracts only, not to exceeed 300 words, should be sumbitted by October 11, 2019, to co-director Willie Steele (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the abstract committee's considerations.
A one-day conference to be held at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast
Date: Friday 27th September 2019
The Institute for Social Movements of Ruhr University Bochum is pleased to announce the launch of the latest issue of its journal Moving the Social - Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements.
The thematic issue 61 (2019) on "Small Worlds: Football at the Grassroots in Europe" contains the following articles:
The Detroit Stars were formed in 1919 as an independent black baseball club by pioneering future Hall of Fame executive Rube Foster of Chicago. The Stars played other professional black ballclubs along with black and white semipro teams. A year later, Foster founded the first major black league, the Negro National League, with the Detroit Stars as one of its eight charter members.
During the 20th century, sport has become an important factor of sociability – in and out of the field – to the extent of shaping new collective identities. Sport clubs, its practitioners and its supporters create collective identities. As any other collective identity, it spreads from a shared historical narrative which often strengthens local identity, political ideology, nationalist or cosmopolitan ideas, religious allegiance or even open manifestations of racism.
Sports, music, and film generate engagement, passion, and enjoyment. Yet scholars and fans alike have sometimes seen them as ‘pure’ entertainment existing alongside or even outside of politics. This workshop will explore what happens when figures and pop culture products challenge attempts to ‘keep politics out’ of sports, music, and popular entertainment.
Call for Chapters for Edited Volume: Strong A(s) F(eminist): Power in Strength Sports
The University of New Haven Tuscany Campus in Prato, Italy, is organizing an international conference in June 24 – 27.
‘Sport’, as Mandela famously observed, ‘has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.’