January 17, 2020
Northumbria University, London Campus
Deadline: October 11, 2019
Keynote speaker: Professor Toni Bruce,Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Keynote panel: to be announced in October 2019
The quality and influence of research produced by sports mediascholarsfrom a range of disciplines is improved by both an interdisciplinary approach and the direct, active involvement of stakeholders. As such, the aim of this one-day conference is to provide a platform for the knowledge exchange between scholars (from a range of disciplines), stakeholders, and practitioners who are united by a focus on sports media.
The event will take stock of the current position by examining notable case studies from the recent past. The event aims to foster new inter- and/or post-disciplinary trajectories and scholarship/practitioner collaborations. More specifically, the event hasfour objectives:
1. To stimulate conversations between academic disciplines, as well as between fields of media policy and practice;
2. To elaborate an historically-informed, future-focused research agenda that accounts for the needs and concerns of policy makers and practitioners;
3. To disseminate emerging findings and insights to a wide audience of academics and non-academics;
4. To identify and agree a series of next steps and practical actions by which to progress the Network and its concerns.
We welcome 15-minute papers, multi-media or documentary presentations which address the study of the gendered nature of sports media, including but not limited to such topics as:
* Methodological innovation
* Pathways to inter-disciplinary collaboration
* Sharing research outcomes with media practitioners
* Overcoming gender bias in sports media industries
* Sports media representation of female non-athletes
* Sports media, gender and race
* Inclusive and exclusive framing of trans athletes
It is intended that the symposium will lead to a special edition collection for Routledge’s /Advances in Leisure Studies /series.
Submissions are due by Friday, 11 October 2019 and should:
1. Be sent in the form of a Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx)
2. Not exceed 300 words
3. Include the title of the paper
4. Include the author’s full name, title, position and institution
5. Include a brief professional biography (not exceeding 50 words)
Submissions should be sent to: SportMediaGender2020@gmail.com
with the subject header: /“Abstract: Sports media & gender conference 2020"/
Cost: £15 (Lunch and refreshment provided). For more details and to book a place, please visit the conference website here: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/events/2020/01/sport-media-and-gender-2020
A small number of travel and accommodation bursaries are available for Early Career. Details on request.
Venue: Northumbria University London Campus, 110Middlesex St, Spitalfields, London, E1 7HT
Convenor: Roger Domeneghetti,Senior lecturer in Journalism, Faculty of Arts Design and Social Science, Northumbria University