**Deadline for Abstract Submission extended to Feb 6, 2015.**
“Sports Studies: The State of the Art”
4th Annual Rockford University Sports Studies Symposium
Date: April 24, 2015
5050 E. State. St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Along with its general popularity, sport as an object of academic study has been steadily growing for decades across disciplinary boundaries. As such, this year’s Sports Studies Symposium seeks to explore the state of the study of sport.
We invite papers that examine the current state of the study of sport; for example:
- High-level descriptions of the current methodologies in a specific discipline as it relates to sport;
- Analyses of the main active questions on which a specific discipline focuses when looking at sport;
- Discussions of cross-disciplinary research or approaches to the study of sport.
- Of course, this is by no means an exhaustive list; a myriad of approaches are welcome and encouraged.
We invite and encourage contributors from any discipline.
Each presenter should plan on 20 minutes for his or her presentation. There will also be time for Q&A.
Abstract should be 300-500 words. Send via email (as PDF) to sklein_at_rockford_dot_edu.
Notification of Acceptance: No earlier than 2/13/2015
If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Klein: sklein_at_rockford_dot_edu or Michael Perry: mperry_at_rockford_dot_edu.