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
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.
Saturday 14 June 2014
Playing Politics: Politics in Sport Festival
Call for participants
‘The cell was one of the team changing rooms… By the entrance to the tunnel where the players would go out onto the pitch, a heavy machine-gun was mounted.’
British eye-witness, imprisoned in 1973.
In 1973 General Pinochet led a military coup in Chile. Foreigners, trade unionists and anti-Pinochet protesters were rounded up and taken to detention camps. One such camp was the National Stadium in Santiago, where several detainees were tortured and executed. Others were forced into exile overseas.
Four years later, with Pinochet’s regime in place, the Scottish Football Association (SFA) arranged a friendly against Chile, which took place in the National Stadium on 15 June 1977. The SFA argued that there was no politics in sport. The issue was raised in the House of Commons, a group of Chilean exiles were refused a meeting with the SFA, a week long picket was organised outside SFA headquarters and many fans boycotted Scotland matches. Despite all of this, the game went ahead. Scotland won the match 4-2.
To commemorate the anniversary of ‘the match of shame’ and to celebrate the start of the World Cup in Brazil, we want to investigate when the worlds of politics and sport have come together. Our day long festival will bring out more of our sporting collections and visitors can get involved with lots of political fun and games.
We are looking for groups or individuals to contribute to the day, with short presentations or displays about anything related to politics and sport.
Topics covered may include:
· How politics have influenced sport
· How sport has influenced politics
· Is there politics in sport?
· Sporting boycott of South Africa during the Apartheid era
· The controversy surrounding the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
· Racism in sport
· Homophobia in sport
· Women in sport
· Debate about the World Cup in Brazil
If you’d like to get involved, please email your name, contact details, information about yourself or your organisation and a short (250 word) proposal to email@example.com by Thursday 1 May.
Play Your Part Engagement & Events Officer
Come and visit our latest changing exhibition The People’s Business – 150 Years of The Co-operative. On show from Saturday 12 October 2013 to Sunday 11 May 2014.
Visit People’s History Museum every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Free Entry
Looking for a genuinely inspirational venue for a meeting, event or conference? Find out more about venue hire at the museum
People’s History Museum
Manchester M3 3ER
Registered as National Museum of Labour History in England no. 2041438. Registered charity no. 295260
Leeds Metropolitan University are hosting a one day conference on 4th September 2014 in honour of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Jennifer Hargreaves’ book, ‘Sporting Females: Critical Issues in the History and Sociology of Women’s Sport’.
Although inter-disciplinary, organisers wish to include a philosophical strand, so anyone interested in submitting a paper is encouraged to do so.
More information can be found here: LMUSport FemalesFlyer
Hour long radio discussion with BPSA vice-chair, Dr Paul Davis.
Concussion and mTBI: Ethical Issues
Guest Editors: Brad Partridge, Syd Johnson, Frédéric Gilbert
CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 7, 2014
This special issue of Neuroethics will focus on concussion and mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). Continue reading
The British Philosophy of Sport Association is holding a one day symposium at Cardiff Metropolitan University (CF23 6XD) on Wednesday 12th March. It is open to all BPSA members and non-members.
Of particular potential interest to foreign would-be members keen on avoiding hefty charges for international bank transfers, we have now added the ability to pay the BPSA annual membership fee via PayPal.
The Centre for Global Health Policy at the University of Sussex, UK, invites applications for a Research Fellow to contribute to an ESRC-funded research project “Emerging intersections of biomedical technology and elite sport: institutions, practices and ethics” undertaken in collaboration with Royal Holloway University of London and Swansea University. The position is fixed term 0.8 FTE for 30 months, or shorter period full-time by arrangement.
Further details and application procedure are here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/328
Deadline for applications is 7th November; interviews will be held on 10th December.