Information on the BPSA 2016 Annual Conference, including the official call for abstracts, is now available on the dedicated conference webpage.
The BPSA Annual Conference for 2016 will take place Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th April, 2016, at the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne Campus.
More details, CFPs, etc. to follow in due time. If you have any inquiries in the meantime, please contact Dr Richard Royce.
Call for papers for the Inaugural Global Congress on Sports and Christianity, to be held 24-28 August 2016 at York St John University.
This is a draft programme for the BPSA conference 2015. Details may be added and subject to change but it will start mid-morning on Monday 13th and finish lunchtime on Wednesday 15th (with an additional cultural activity / excursion for those who are able to stay on).
Monday 13th April
11.00 – Registration
11.45 – Conference opening
12.00 – Keynote 1: Andrew Edgar, Cardiff University (Title to be announced)
14.00-16.30 – Parallel sessions
Eve – Drinks reception
Tuesday 14th April
9.30 – 15.30 – Parallel sessions
15.30 – 16.30 – AGM
Wednesday 15th April
9.30 – 11.30 – Parallel sessions
11.30 – 12.30 – Keynote 2: Keith Thompson, ‘Sport and the rest of life – a personal perspective’
13.00 – Conference close
13.00 – 16.00 – Cultural activity for those who are staying longer
We have set up PayPal functionality to enable payment of the fees for the 2015 BPSA annual conference, on the conference webpage.
Please note that there is currently an early bird rate for the fees, until 22 March 2015.
We are very pleased to announce that our two Keynote speakers for this year’s conference are:
Dr Andrew Edgar, Reader in Philosophy at Cardiff University and current Chair of the European Association for the Philosophy of Sport. Andrew is also a past Chair of the British Philosophy of Sport Association and will be speaking on sport and the phenomenology of space.
Keith Thompson, who was the first secretary of the British Philosophy of Sport Association and is co-editor of Sporting Reflections: Some Philosophical Perspectives. He has published numerous papers in the philosophy of sport and philosophy of education and was previously Vice-Chancellor of Staffordshire University.
41st Conference on Value Inquiry
Sport and Values
16 – 18 April 2015
Neumann University Aston, Pennsylvania, USA
**Call for Papers**
The Neumann University Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development (http://isscd.org), in conjunction with the Neumann University Philosophy Department will host the 41st Conference on Value Inquiry: Sport and Values at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, 16-18 April 2015.
Broad participation is sought. We welcome papers that address various aspects of sport and values. Most accepted papers will be primarily directed to a scholarly audience, yet the conference will have presentations that fall into the following three categories:
- Papers primarily directed to a scholarly audience.
- Interactive presentations primarily directed to an undergraduate student audience.
- Graduate and undergraduate student presentations (e.g., paper, poster, or TED-style talk of no more than 15 minutes).
Please indicate the category (a, b, or c) for which the submission should be considered. Papers and interactive presentations should be between 20-25 minutes long. Submissions of papers (a), or detailed outline of presentation including learning outcomes for students (b), or abstracts of student presentations (c), must be received by January 15, 2015 for first consideration.
Presentations may be practically or theoretically oriented. Topics may be disciplinary, or interdisciplinary, ranging over issues between two or more fields of value inquiry. Drew Hyland, Trinity College, author of Philosophy of Sport, and Fr. Patrick Kelly, SJ, Seattle University, author of Catholic Perspectives on Sports: From Medieval to Modern Times, will be among the keynote speakers.
Please submit to:
Professor John Mizzoni
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298
(610) 361-5496 and (215) 407-4259
Thomas Magnell, Executive Director, The Conference on Value Inquiry
The Conference on Value Inquiry seeks to bring together those whose work represents differences in interest, outlook, and expertise on questions of value.