Monday, November 24, 2008

CFP: British Philosophy of Sport Conference

This came in from a regular blog reader, Meghan Ferriter of the University of Abertay Dundee. Meghan says that more information will be available at at the BPSA website (which unfortunately seems to be down at the moment). For more information I would suggest contacting Meghan directly at: or

The details sound pretty interesting... especially golf at Carnoustie! (Hopefully the golf and whisky tasting are not at the same time). Don't forget the deadline is fast approaching.
Call for Abstracts
British Philosopy of Sport Conference
Dudhope Castle, Dundee, Scotland
March 26-28, 2009
Hosted by University of Abertay Dundee
Local organizers: Professor Steve Olivier and Ms. Claire Morton (; telephone 0044 (0) 1382 308727.

Deadline for first call December 12, 2008

This annual conference brings together academic experts in the study of the nature and values of human movement, including the ethics and unique values of games, play and sport. Abstracts are welcome from within any area of the philosophy of sport and related areas such as philosophy of the body, health, coaching; and of physical education. Abstracts should be 350-500 words long (including references). They must be submitted electronically to BPSA Vice-Chair Dr. Andrew Elgar ( Preferred format is MS Word. Contributors will be notified about acceptance or rejection no later than January 26, 2009. Authors whose work is accepted for the conference are invited to submit their papers for review to the Association's Journal, Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, edited by Dr. McNamee (

*Formal dinner on Friday evening with traditional Scottish Pipe at the RSS Discovery.
*Day trip to play a round of golf at historic Carnoustie combined with a traditional Scottish whisky tasting.
*Reception hosted by the Lord Provost.
*Additionally, the conference is ideally suited for visiting many of Scotland's tourist sites.


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