‘Football in Lockdown: Power in Unity’ Conference: Call for Papers with The Football Collective to support Early Career Research on the 12th May 2020 organised by Sarthak Mondal.
Call for papers
The world is going through an unprecedented crisis, globalised production churn is slowly stopping, oil prices continue to fall, and recession is an unwelcomed visitor to the doors of most nations. Alongside this economic crisis is the breakdown in modern society, with many nations populous having an enforced hibernation period. Perhaps in times of real struggle people look to sport as a physical and mental outlet, yet that too is closed down on an unprecedented scale in peacetime. Here at the Football Collective we believe that we as a group need to embrace the current situation and more than ever give academic support to researchers who may feel at this time isolated, or give space to those that require an outlet to express their thoughts on Football. It is important we all support one another now more than we ever have.
In these troubled times it shouldn’t be overlooked how isolated many in our industry actually are, with fears around engaging with a virtual network that appear to better equipped and much more productive than ourselves, this will especially true of early career researchers and postgraduate students. Therefore, the Football Collective will be hosting an online conference that aims to address some of these issues: ‘Football in Lockdown: Power in Unity’ on May 12, 2020. Whilst the event is open to everyone, it is specifically centred on early career researchers of football and sport, an opportunity to have a platform and share their research. The audience will undoubtedly be global, and it engage key thinkers and academics in the process, providing a medium for idea exchange, support and strategy building.
We would like to give 16 researchers an opportunity to present their work in an online forum to hosted on Zoom.
There will be no registration fee to participate in the event.
The purpose of the online conference is to provide a supportive and constructive forum for early career researchers to present their research and receive feedback and advice from senior academics and internationally recognized leaders in the football industry. It is also a space which is a virtual online extension of the hugely supportive framework of The Football Collective.
The conference is primarily aimed at:
- Master level and postgraduate students,
- Current PhD candidates, and,
- Those who have graduated from PhD in since September 2019.
We would like to invite:
- Presenters: Students of football and sport-related studies from across the globe and who plan to pursue post-graduate study to a virtual forum in which to experience their first academic conference
- Other participants: Academics, sports administrators, football writers and journalists who are willing to give their time to hear new research on the game and offer constructive criticism and advice on papers and projects.
The conference welcomes papers that address (but are not limited to) football and the following:
- Grassroots and elite level sport
- Mega events
- Fan culture and social movements
- Women and Girls
- Social and Community
- Governance and Ownership
- Labour / Migration
- Conflict (Ethno-national, Ideological, Sectarian etc.)
- Gender and Sexualities
- Mental Health
- Other themes relevant to the Football Collective themes
Please submit a Word document containing your paper title, a 250 word abstract, and author information including full name, institutional affiliation, email address, and a 50-word bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 26, 2020. A maximum of 15 (10 + 5) minutes will be allocated to each conference paper.
|9.15 AM||Peter Drury||The evolution of football broadcasting in the UK|
|10.00 AM||Josh Dean||Not for charitable purposes’: The state of play in the Premier League’s corporate social responsibility management.|
|10.20 AM||Awrin Rakshit||A STUDY ON THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUES IN INDIA: ISL vs I LEAGUE|
|10.40 AM||Michael Cole||Populist Tactics: Ramzan Kadyrov’s use of football as a political tool during the 2018 FIFA World Cup|
|11.00 AM||George Parisis||“Football and the working classes in 19th century England”|
|11.20 AM||Panos Papageorgieu||The Feasibility of Fan Ownership Model in the Greek Professional Football Clubs|
|11.40 AM||Meshael Batarfi||Why are we so good at football, and they so bad at it?|
|1.00 PM||Jasmin Seijbel||Football Fandom and Holocaust Education: How to Combat Antisemitic Behaviour in and Around Football Matches?|
|1.20 PM||Gavin Michael Price||A critical review of Australian football diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region since Football Federation Australia’s (FFA) admission into the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in 2005?’|
|1.40 PM||Nicola Hague||A sociological examination of Youth Academy male footballers’ experiences of the transition from school to work.|
|2.00 PM||Benjin Pollock||A Sport For All? Three Sided and De-centering competition in the Alternative Soccerscape|
|2.20 PM||Katarzyna Raduszynska||Let’s undertake human re-turn finally! : about power of performance and its performativity|
|2.40 PM||Connor Penfold||The disabled supporter as an activist for social inclusion in lower-league English football|
|3.00 PM||Robin Ireland||Whose ethics? Unhealthy sponsorship and marketing in the English Premier League. Interviews with key informants in football.|
|3.20 PM||Rebecca Sawiuk||‘Long ball’ and ‘balls deep: A poststructuralist reading of female coach-learners experiences of the UEFA advanced licence|
|3.40 PM||Richard Irving||Football clubs in crisis: A comparative study of private and community club ownership|
|4.30 PM||Colin J. Lewis||A Creative Writing Case Study of Gender-Based Violence in Coach Education: Stacey’s Story|
|4.50 PM||Ana Costa||Determinants of the construction of personal brands of Brazilian and German women’s football players on Instagram|
|5.10 PM||Vincente Lopez||After an outburst, after the catastrophe: an analysis of the Chilean professional football current situation|
|5.30 PM||Alonso Pahuacho Portella||Goals for peace: sport as a symbolic union vehicle between Peru and Chile 1922-1939|
|5.50 PM||Gidon Jaker||Enduring Love: the Long-Term Effect of a New Stadium on Attendance at Professional English Soccer|
Details to register, join and support the presenters is here. Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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