Besançon (FR), 26-27 Nov 2015: “Comics and Sport”

During the final talks of the fruitful international conference named “body languages in comics” set up by the junior drawn sciences laboratory of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Lyon on 8th and 9th October 2014, the idea to carry on, in a more precise way, the numerous debates on the occasion of a later scientific event was mentioned.
In light of this, the C3S laboratory (“culture, sport, health and society”) of the University of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté considers holding an international symposium in order to study how sport is depicted in comics.
Researchers in the C3S laboratory dedicate their work to sport sciences with a theoretical and epistemological commitment marked by interdisciplinarity. According to this stance, the international conference will be open to various contributions allowing to understand the representations (whether they be historical, sociological, anthropological, literary, semiotic, psychological…etc…) of sport in comics. This scientific event will be organized within the premises of the UPFR Sports in Besançon on 26th and 27th November 2015.

Appel Bande dessinée et sport

Swansea (Wales), 2-4 Sept. 2015, BSSH Conference

British Society for Sport History (BSSH) conference.

The 2015 BSSH conference takes place at the Singleton Campus of Swansea University in south Wales. It begins at 1pm on Wednesday 2 September and concludes at 2pm on Friday 4 September.

The annual Sir Derek Birley Memorial lecture will be given by Professor Mike Huggins (Cumbria University).

Dr David Snowdon, winner of the society’s 2014 Lord Aberdare Literary Prize, will also give a keynote lecture.

Proposals for twenty-minute papers should be sent to Dr Martin Johnes via email ( m.johnes@swan.ac.uk) by 30 May 2015. Proposals should be a maximum of 200 words long. The final conference programme will be announced in mid June.

More information on the BSSH webpage at : www.sportinhistory.org

Crewe (UK), 9-10 Sept. 2015, Manchester Metropolitan University. Third Biannual International Coaching Conference

The third iteration of the biannual international coaching conferences organised by the MMU Cluster for Research into Coaching (CRiC) takes place in Crewe, Cheshire, England over the 9th and 10th September 2015. This event has previously attracted all the leading UK scholars researching into coaching, as well as colleagues from abroad, and has provided an important platform for dissemination and networking. It has also proved a successful medium through which postgraduate students working in the area can gain widespread exposure. Selected papers from the conference are published in a special edition of Sports Coaching Review.

2015 Conference First Call for Papers flyer

18 April 2015, Marzabotto (BO), Italy. “Sport e seconda guerra mondiale. Dal totalitarismo nazifascista all’eredità della Resistenza”

Sabato 18 aprile alcuni dei nostri soci interverranno al seminario tradizionale della Siss che quest’anno si svolgerà a Marzabotto, nel bolognese. “Sport e seconda guerra mondiale. Dal totalitarismo nazifascista all’eredità della Resistenza” è il titolo della giornata di studio che vuole proporre una riflessione storico-sportiva in occasione del 70° anniversario della Resistenza e della Guerra di Liberazione.

Le due giornate che precedono il convegno sono rivolte ai giovani di alcune scuole che parteciperanno ad attività a loro specificatamente dedicate. Preziosa occasione questa in cui i ragazzi potranno pensare e fare memoria di quelle tragiche vicende storiche che hanno avuto come teatro di azione – tra i tanti- anche quei luoghi.

In allegato troverete il dépliant e la locandina dell’evento che preghiamo di inviare alle vostre mailing list e di diffondere nelle scuole, nelle università o in ambienti a voi vicini e interessati alla riflessione su queste tematiche.

In attesa di potervi incontrare, cogliamo l’occasione di inviarvi i più cordiali saluti.

Il Consiglio Direttivo Siss

depliant SISS Seminario Marzabotto 2015