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Football Collective 2018

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Football Collective Annual Conference

Glasgow – 29th and 30th November 2018

At the turn of the 20th Century Glasgow was home to the three biggest places on Earth that you could go and watch football live. Glasgow also held the world's first international football match held in 1872, between Scotland and England. The 2018 Football Collective annual conference will take place in this unique, special and footballing rich city on the 29th and 30th November, bringing this collective of football researchers, practitioners and scholars together in Scotland for the first time.

‘Challenging the Narrative’ – Critical thinking in football

The football collective conference theme for 2018 is challenging the narrative. We welcome papers and presentations that will challenge myths and misconceptions, common held attitudes and positions. As the gap between fans and bodies (including clubs) grows wider and financial division within the game becomes more entrenched, critical thinking about the game has never been more necessary.

The conference welcomes papers that address (but are not limited to) football and the following:

· Business

· Performance

· Grassroots through to elite

· Mega events

· Politics

· Fan culture and social movements

· Diversity

· Women and Girls

· Social and Community

· Governance and Ownership

· Labour / Migration

· Racism

· Conflict (Ethno-national, Ideological, Sectarian etc.)

· Sectarianism

· Identities

· Class

· Gender and Sexualities

· Other themes relevant to the Football Collective themes

The conference is designed to offer opportunities for all to present research, research ideas, potential projects, and innovative methods of data collection or public engagement. Thus it aims to discuss research that (a) has been undertaken, to share findings and gain insight and feedback on data analysis, representation, and potential outputs (b) is being proposed as a potential option for the Football Collective group to understand an existing issue or (c) has been published, to share findings and discuss future research needs. We particularly encourage submissions from PhD scholars and early career researchers.


Tickets are now on sale - please follow the link below to book your spot:


Venue, recommended hotels and conference dinner details will be announced in the near future so please make sure that you continue to monitor the Football Collective Twitter and Facebook pages as well as the weekly digests emailed to all members of the collective.

· @FB_Collective

· https://www.facebook.com/TheFootballCollective/ · https://footballcollective.org.uk/

Abstracts and Submissions

Please submit a Word document containing your paper title, a 250 word abstract, and author information including full name, institutional affiliation, email address, and a 50-word bio to FC2018Glasgow@yahoo.com by 7th September 2018. A maximum of 20 minutes will be allocated to each conference paper.

Panel proposals (three presenters – 60 minutes) should include a 150 word overview and 250 word individual abstracts (plus author information listed above). We also welcome proposals for workshops, film screenings, performances etc. We particularly encourage submissions from PhD scholars and early career researchers. Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent by 22nd September 2018.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Glasgow in November!

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