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2017 BPSA and EAPS conference: CFA

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Conference of the British Philosophy of Sport Association European Association for the Philosophy of Sport, which will be hosted by Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, April 24th-26th, 2017.

Venue: Conference Centre De Poort https://www.depoort.org/index.php?url=/content/en/home.html

We will also visit Radboud University Nijmegen and the Dutch Bicyle Centre.

The call for Abstract is now open!

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

  • Abstract (200-300 words) final submission date – 10th FEB 2017
  • Accepted abstracts will receive notification by – 1st MARCH 2017
  • 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 EAPS.PhilS@gmail.com 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.

Conference Registration and Fees:

 The conference fee will be approx. 300/350euro (depending on room type & all inclusive: 2 overnight stays including breakfast; two buffet dinners (incl. vegetarian options); three lunches (idem) and free coffee, tea, fruit and biscuit during the conference). Arriving on Sunday and/or leaving on Thursday is 45/70 euro extra per night (depending on type of room, incl. breakfast).

Registration (including hotel reservation) via Conference Centre De Poort. Payment at arrival.


  • 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 PhilosophyJournal of the Philosophy of Sport; Acta Universitatis Carolinae– KinanthropologicaFilosofie & Praktijk 


  • Nearest Airport: Weeze (Germany)
  • Eindhoven Airport
  • Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol)
  • Nearest Railway Station: Nijmegen Central Station


Queries should be directed to the Conference Organiser: Ron Welters, r.welters@science.ru.nl


CFP: Playing Politics – Politics in Sport Festival


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 catherine.odonnell@phm.org.uk by Thursday 1 May.

Catherine O’Donnell
Play Your Part Engagement & Events Officer

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