Women, Gender and Sport in Africa
 

Conference call for papers

Women, Gender and Sport in Africa Symposium
February 24-25, 2005
Ohio University , Athens Ohio

Since its inception in 2004, the Sports and Africa Symposium has sought to foster meaningful dialogue on the interface of sports and Africa among academics, practitioners, media, NGOs and the public. The first two conferences covered a range of topics across time and disciplines. The presentations have explored the relationships among sports and broader themes such as politics, culture, gender, age, cooperation, conflict, history, migration, mass media , and development. The multi-disciplinary approach has allowed scholars and practitioners to explore multiple dimensions of African sport. Over the course of the 2005 workshop attendees identified the issue of gender and sports in Africa as worthy of deeper examination. Therefore, the 2006 conference will focus on women, gender, and sports. Among the sub themes that will be considered are: female athletes in Muslim societies, women's national teams, traditional female sports, masculinity, sport and gender and identity formation, sports as a microcosm of gender inequity, and sports as a tool of female self-empowerment. Although we encourage the submission of papers that focus on sports and gender, conference organizers are also open to the submission of papers that deal with other aspects of sports in Africa .

The conference organizers sincerely hope that the dialogue will be pursued beyond this initiative, and are planning a symposium that will be not only intellectually engaging, but also a source of inspiration for future scholarly and practical endeavors .

Submission Guidelines

Presentation Sessions (30 minutes)

Authors must submit a cover page, including the title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), and the author(s)' affiliation(s), if applicable; and an abstract of the paper. The abstract may be no longer than 350 words and should not contain the name(s) of the author(s) or reference(s) that would identify the author(s). All submissions should conform to APA style guidelines. Each submission should be made as a separate email attachment, using the .doc format from Microsoft Word or .txt format. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

The deadline for presentation abstract submissions is December 1, 2005 .

IMPORTANT : Authors whose abstracts are accepted for presentation must submit the completed papers by December 1, 2005 . Accepted papers will be published in Impumelelo: the Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sports .

Roundtables (60 minutes) :

Proposals for roundtable sessions should include a cover page with the title of the discussion, the name(s) of the presenter(s), and the presenter(s)' affiliation(s), if applicable; and an abstract of the topic. The abstract may be no longer than 350 words and should not contain the name(s) of the presenter(s) or reference(s) that would identify the presenter(s). All submissions should conform to APA style guidelines. Each submission should be made as a separate email attachment, using the .doc format from Microsoft Word or .txt format. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

The deadline for roundtable abstract submissions is December 1, 2005 .

Poster Sessions

Proposal for poster sessions should include a title and one paragraph abstract. Posters may be on any topic addressing the conference theme and African sports in general.

The deadline for poster sessions abstract submissions is January 1, 2005 .

IMPORTANT : Selected posters will be published in Impumelelo: The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sports

Contact
Gerard Akindes

akindesg@ohio.edu

Matthew Kirwin
matthew.f.kirwin.1@ohio.edu

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