Call for papers: Innovations in sport for development and peace research


Call for papers: Innovations in sport for development and peace research

Building on the success of last summer’s Girlhood, International Development and Sport workshop at the University of Ottawa, The Georgia Institute of Technology are pleased to invite proposals for participation in a colloquium on innovations in sport for development and peace research.

On the 31 May - 1 June 2016, a colloquim will be held in association with the sports, society and technology programme, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA, USA.

The colloquium is entitled, Innovations in Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) Research and organised by: Mary McDonald, Megan Chawansky, Lyndsay Hayhurst and Cathy van Ingen.

Readers are encouraged to submit proposals for the event. While proposals do not need to consider the specific themes of gender or girlhood, we especially welcome contributions that focus on these areas. The goal of this colloquium is to anticipate, inspire and shape the next phase of research in, on and about SDP.

We anticipate a range of paper topics and encourage contributors to explore new terrain and create unique paths. This includes providing insights from theoretical points of view including, but not limited to: critical, feminist, post-colonial or cultural studies perspectives.

If interested please submit a 500 word abstract and a 200 word biography to Dr. Mary McDonald ( by 10 November 2015.

Those selected will be notified by 30 November 2015 and required to provide a 5,000-7,000 word paper by 15 April 2016. Selected participants will present a 15-20 minute version of their longer paper at the workshop, which will also be read and commented upon by other participants.

Financial support will be provided for two nights of accommodation, and meals during the duration of the workshop. This workshop will be held just after (31 May - 1 June 2016) the annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) at the Georgia Tech hotel and Conference Center (27-30 May). Participants are strongly encouraged to attend both events and to also present their scholarship at NASSH. Please also contact Mary McDonald with any questions.

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Megan Chawansky


Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 05:00