Announcement of Keynotes for BPSA Conference 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.

CFP: 41st Conference on Value Inquiry: Sport and Values (April 2015)

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:

  1. Papers primarily directed to a scholarly audience.
  2. Interactive presentations primarily directed to an undergraduate student audience.
  3. 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
Neumann University
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298
(610) 361-5496 and (215) 407-4259
mizzonij@neumann.edu

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.

Announcement – Student Essay Prize

We are offering a student essay prize of £100, plus £100 book vouchers, plus a year’s membership of our journal, Sport, Ethics and Philosophy (four issues) to the best student paper to be presented at the BPSA conference in Sunderland next year.

Criteria:

  • Applicants must submit a full paper (3000-4000 words) on a topic within the philosophy of sport by the deadline 12th January 2015.
  • Papers must be emailed in Word format to eryall@glos.ac.uk
  • Applicants must be a current student at a recognised academic institution
  • Applicants must present their paper at the BPSA conference 2015

Additional student bursaries to assist with the cost of attending the conference will also be available.

The successful applicant will also have an opportunity to work with the editors of the journal, Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, in order to reach a level whereby the paper is appropriate for publication.

 

CFA – 12th BPSA Conference

British Philosophy of Sport Association

2015 Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts

BPSA 12th Annual Conference – University of Sunderland, April 13th- 15th 2015

Venue: National Glass Centre, St. Peter’s Campus, University of Sunderland, SL6 0GL.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

  • Abstract (200-300 words) final submission date – 12th Jan 2015
  • Accepted abstracts will receive notification by 9th Feb 2015
  • Required format is MS Word, Times New Roman 12pt, single spacing, with indicative bibliography; all to fit on one side of A4
  • Abstracts to be submitted electronically to eryall@glos.ac.uk with <your name – ABSTRACT – title> as the filename.
  • Papers must be prepared in English. The Programme Committee are very keen to encourage contributors to submit early versions of abstracts or papers for comment and for advice on language issues.
  • We are happy to receive abstract submissions any time from now.

Conference Registration and Fees:

  • Conference fees are in the process of being set but will be around £200 for a full delegate (including refreshments and lunch) and lower rates for early-bird registration and students.
  • Registration will be available via an online booking form that will be provided on the BPSA website.

Publication:

  • Final papers may be considered for publication in a range of journals associated in various ways with BPSA and its members, in accordance with normal submission guidelines, e.g: Sport, Ethics and Philosophy; Acta Universitatis CarolinaeKinanthropologica; etc.

Accommodation:

We have arranged three options:

1. Sunderland Marriott Hotel: Double Occupancy Rooms at £48.50 pp per night. 30 rooms are being held in reserve until 4/6 weeks before arrival. Delegates should call the Central Reservations Dept. on 0800 221 222, quoting reference code ‘A16’ to make a booking.

2. Roker Hotel: are offering single occupancy rooms at the preferential rate of £65 per night. They are not holding any in reserve. Delegates quote ‘UoS’ or ‘BPSA’ to get the pref rate, subject to availability. The number is 0843 634 3305.

3. Travel Lodge, Sunderland High Street West: Double occupancy rooms are currently £37. http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/247/Sunderland-Central-hotel

Transport:

  • Nearest Airport: Newcastle International Airport
  • Nearest Metro Station: St Peter’s (The Metro runs directly to Sunderland from Newcastle International Airport)
  • Nearest Railway Station: Sunderland City Centre
  • Nearest Motorway: A1(M)
  • Sat. nav. details: SR6 0GL

Enquiries:

 

CFA: 1st Conference on Science and Practice of Sports Refereeing

This “First International Conference on the Science and Practice of Sports Refereeing” will take place in Clermont-Ferrand (France) between the 22th and the 24th September 2014.

The aim of this conference is to provide researchers studying sport refereeing with a discussion space in order to increase and improve the scientific network in this area. This network is then expected to answer new queries and to meet the practical challenges of sport refereeing.

I hope that several researchers in Philosophy of sport will be able to present a paper. Many psychologists and physiologists will be there, but I ‘d like a representation of all scientific domains; it is important to not reduce refereeing to a psychological process. Refereeing and rules, and ethics, and judgement… could be very interesting issues.

More information about submission can be found here: Science and Practice of Sports Refereeing

Carnegie Postgraduate Bursaries at Leeds Met Uni

See below for message from Leeds Metropolitan University:

We are currently advertising four fully-funded PhD bursaries that will start in October 2014. Each studentship will have a bursary of £13,726 per annum (pro-rata as a monthly payment) plus UK/EU Fees paid for a period of three years.

We welcome PhD research proposals based on either agreed projects (please see the links below to the Research Centres) or an applicant’s own area of interest in the disciplines listed below.

Within the Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion the subjects identified are:

  • Ethnic Minorities, Leisure and the Countryside
  • Feminism, Gender and Physical Education
  • Protests as Events/Activism as Leisure
  • Sport, Black Women and the Body
  • Sport, Diaspora and Inter-Generational Migrant Families
  • Transnationalism, Migrant Identities and the Significance of Leisure
  • Young people’s experiences of, and opportunities for, physical education and sport in an era of austerity and change: implications for professional practice

Topics for our other research centres (active lifestyles; PE and coaching; tourism, hospitality and events; sport performance; education) are on the same web site.

The advertisement for the Carnegie Postgraduate Bursaries can be found at https://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/research/research-bursaries.htm.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 23rd May 2014 (midnight), interviews will be held on 3rd and 4th July 2014.