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Football, Politics and Popular Culture

Join us for the Football, Politics and Popular Culture conference in Limerick 2017.

The Football Collective Annual Conference 2017

  2017 Annual Conference of The Football Collective to be held at the University of Limerick Registration open - click here. Established in the UK in 2016 'The Football Collective' is a dedicated International network of over 200 academics and... Continue Reading →

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Innovation in Digital Sport

Innovation is something we hear a lot about in football at the moment. It might be Manchester United being hailed as leading the way when it comes to digital and commercially innovative by The Independent. Or local rivals Manchester City... Continue Reading →

CALL FOR PAPERS ‘Regionalism and Nationalism in Contemporary International Sport’

The first International Conference of the joint PSA/ In  the Zone Sport and Politics Consultancy will take place at the University of Vic in Catalonia in Partnership with Southampton Solent University, England on Thursday, June 29th and Friday, June 30th... Continue Reading →

Sport EU Conference

On behalf of Football Collective member, Dr Christos Anagnostopoulos, we are pleased to share details on the forthcoming Sport & EU conference. The conference is a sport based conference, but will feature football throughout.  For the first time ever, the... Continue Reading →

Call for abstracts: Sport in Ethnography: Haze, Crises, and Wonder

The 12th Annual International Ethnography Symposium Politics and Ethnography in an Age of Uncertainty, The University of Manchester, 29th August - 1st September 2017. Link to the main conference page. Keynote Speakers Professor Bruno Latour (Sciences Po); Professor Bill Maurer (University of California,... Continue Reading →

The Business and Governance of Football Seminar

Dr Sara Ward and Dr Dan Parnell of Manchester Metropolitan University are set to host a football research seminar. The seminar is part of the evening programme for the unique Master in Sport Directorship course. The Business and Governance of Football Seminar... Continue Reading →

Inaugural Football Science seminar: Football Science – The Use of Top-Class Research in Elite Football

Professor Peter Krustrup extends an invitation to this forthcoming “Football Science Seminar – The Use of Top-Class Research in Elite Football" on 27 Jan 2017, 2pm-5:15pm at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. Sign up is free. Alongside Peter Krustrup, you... Continue Reading →


It is great news to see that planning for the 2017 Football, Education and Prejudice Conference is now underway. The 2016 event will be extremely hard to top with viewers from across the world accessing the highly engaging and thought-provoking event.... Continue Reading →

International Football Institute Research Presentation at the University of Central Lancashire

Professor Kath Woodward (Open University)     Thinking Out of the Box about ‘Being in the Zone’   The concept of 'being in the zone' is often invoked in sport as an intense experience when everything comes together - being... Continue Reading →

Sport Policy and Politics: The Inequality Gap Conference

Sport and Politics Study Group Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 March 2017 at FC United, hosted by the Business School at Manchester Metropolitan University. The annual conference is treasured by many within the collective... Continue Reading →

The 12th Annual International Ethnography Symposium

Dr Geoff Pearson is on the organising committee of the conference and has encouraged anyone using ethnography within their research to submit an abstract and participate in what is set to be a fantastic event. An insight is posted below,... Continue Reading →

Film: Mike Green – European Football Journal

Mike Green from Hartpury College presents insight into the European Football Journal. The journal is set to host its first event at St Georges Park on 4 May 2017. Book on the event here. The event was held at FC... Continue Reading →

International Football History Conference, 15-16 June 2017 at MCFC’s CFA, Etihad Campus, Manchester.

International Football History Conference, 15-16 June 2017 at MCFC's CFA, Etihad Campus, Manchester. By Dr Gary James I'm hosting, via Manchester Metropolitan University, a football history conference next June and I'm keen to get an interesting and diverse range of... Continue Reading →

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