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Conf/CfP - Regionalism, Nationalism and Contemporary International Sport, 29-30 June 2017, University of Vic, Spain


April 06, 2017

Opportunity Cover Image - Conf/CfP - Regionalism, Nationalism and Contemporary International Sport, 29-30 June 2017, University of Vic, Spain

UVic-UCC will host the First International Conference in ‘Regionalism, Nationalism and Contemporary International Sport’, joint with Southampton Solent University

The first International Conference of the joint PSA/In the Zone Sport and Politics Consultancy will take place at the University of Vic in Catalonia in Partnership with Southampton Solent University, England on Thursday, June 29th and Friday, June 30th 2017.

This is an exciting development and opportunity which seeks to enhance the partnership between the hosting institutions with the expressed hope of staging a stimulating forum for debate in an international context around the debates and issues raised by the conference theme.

At a time when the relationship between Regions, Nations and complex Global forces and events has come under increasing scrutiny, sport continues to play a pivotal role in the articulation and reinforcement of Regional and National Identities on an International basis. As Europe faces an uncertain and divided future, as Asia becomes increasingly powerful, and the United States reflects deep schisms, we would wish the Conference to consider the implications of these and other developments on International Sport, from Spain and Catalonia, to Europe, The Americas, Asia and Africa.

Conference call for papers and fees

Abstracts (300 words maximum) are invited on the following topics, although proposals are welcome on other related themes.

  • Sport and Regional Identity
  • Sport and Nationalism
  • Case Studies of Individual Sports
  • Regions/Nations and The Politics of Global Sport
  • Contemporary Fandom and International Sports
  • Diplomacy and International Sport
  • Issues of Inequality in International Sport
  • Ethnicity, Race and Migration in International Sport
  • Governance of Regional/National and International Sport
  • Impacts of hosting Mega Events
  • Sectarianism and Xenophobia in International Sporting Contexts
  • Ethical Concerns in International Sport

Abstracts/Proposals should be sent to Jim O’Brien ( and Russell Holden ( Conference Fees: PSA (Political Studies Association) Members 85€, Non – Members 100€, Students/ Unwaged 45€. More information about registration process will be given to participants, soon. Deadline for abstracts is April 6th.

A project of the UVic-UCC, Southampton Solent University, In the Zone and Political Studies Associaton

The PSA (Political Studies Association) is the major association for the study of Politics in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1950, it has an international membership and is dedicated to the research, debate and discussion of Political Science and Current Affairs. The University of Vic (The Central University of Catalonia) was founded in 1997, although its history goes back much further, in 1599. The main campus is within walking distance of the charming Catalan town of Vic, approximately 50 miles north of Barcelona. Both the town and the university have good transport links, and are served by the airports of Barcelona and Girona.

The city of Vic

Vic is a city close to Barcelona, 50 kilometers to the north, and easy to get there by train or bus from Barcelona city center. Vic has more than 40.000 inhabitants, with a rich history, cousin and culture with roots to the Roman times. Vic was one of the main cities during the Catalan medieval times, where superior studies started linked with the religious power. In 1599 the first university institution was created.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.

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February 28, 2017


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