Opening Reception, Fifth International Conference on Sport & Society, Universidade Salgado de Oliveira, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Third International Conference on Sport & Society, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Fifth International Conference on Sport & Society, Universidade Salgado de Oliveira, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our History ...

The Sport & Society Research Network

Conference

Founded in 2010, the International Conference on Sport & Society provides a forum for the examination of sport from various perspectives, including: history, sociology, psychology, medicine, health, education, administration, and management. The discussions that take place range from broad conceptualizations of the fundamental logics of sport, to highly specific readings of sporting practices in particular times and places. The conference is held annually in different locations around the world, many in association with significant sporting events.

The International Conference on Sport & Society is built upon four key features: Internationalism, Interdisciplinarity, Inclusiveness, and Interaction. Conference delegates include leaders in the field as well as emerging scholars, who travel to the conference from all corners of the globe and represent a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. A variety of presentation options and session types offer delegates multiple opportunities to engage, to discuss key issues in the field, and to build relationships with scholars from other cultures and disciplines.

Publishing

The Sport & Society Research Network enables members to publish through two media. First, network members can enter a world of journal publication unlike the traditional academic publishing forums—a result of the responsive, non-hierarchical, and constructive nature of the peer review process. The International Journal of Sport and Society provides a framework for double-blind peer review, enabling authors to publish into an academic journal of the highest standard. The second publication medium is through the Sport & Society Book Imprint, publishing cutting edge books in print and digital formats. Publication proposal and manuscript submissions are welcome.

Community

The Sport & Society Research Network offers several opportunities for ongoing communication among its members. Any member may upload video presentations based on scholarly work to the network YouTube channel. Quarterly email newsletters contain updates on conference and publishing activities as well as broader news of interest. Join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter, or explore our new social media platform, Scholar.

Past Conferences

  • 2010 - UBC Robeson Square, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2012 - Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
  • 2013 - University Centre, Chicago, USA,
  • 2014 - Universidade Salgado de Oliveira, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2015 - University of Toronto, Canada
  • 2016 - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2017 - Imperial College, London, UK


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Past Plenary Speakers

The International Conference on Sport & Society has a rich history of featuring leading and emerging voices from the field, including:

Richard Pound

Richard Pound

Former Vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, Canada
(2010)

Wilfried Lemke

Wilfried Lemke

United Nations Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, Geneva, Switzerland
(2012)

Richard Giulianotti

Richard Giulianotti

Professor, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
(2014)

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson

Professor, University of Winchester, Winchester, UK
(2017)