Sport Study Group Past Events

The group holds business and research meetings at the annual conference,and organises, with a host institution, at least one research workshop each year.

Through the group's membership of UK Sport's International Conference Committee, several members per year are supported to attend international conferences such as those of the International Sociology of Sport Association, the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, and the Sport Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research. 

1 September 2017 (9:30am-5pm)
BSA Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum (in association with the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln)
University of Lincoln, UK

17 February 2017
Research & Teaching in the Sociology of Sport
BSA Meeting Room, London, UK

 

4 September 2015
BSA Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum
Edge Hill University, UK 

 

15 May 2015
BSA Sport Study Group Day Conference: Sport and Social Protest - Programme
British Library Conference Centre, London, UK 

 

5 September 2014
BSA Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum
Cardiff University, UK 

The aim of this forum is to continue efforts to develop a postgraduate research community, providing students with the opportunity to develop an appreciation of current postgraduate research within sport and the social sciences.

At this forum postgraduate students will be provided with the opportunity to:

  • Deliver presentations to peers within a supportive, non-threatening environment.
  • Network and share ideas with other postgraduate students within the field.
  • Foster social relationships with other postgraduate students

Focus and Topics

The BSA Sport Study Group welcome theoretically informed papers from postgraduate research students working in fields of sociology of sport, physical education, coaching, anthropology, pedagogy or related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Topics are encouraged from a wide spectrum, including but not limited to, theory, methodologies and discussions of data. 

4 September 2009
The BSA Sociology of Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum
The Chelsea School, University of Brighton, UK

The 2009 Postgraduate Forum of the BSA Sport Study Group included papers on a range of sport related topics. Postgraduate researchers presented on issues such as Muslim women's sport participation, nationalism (and the tensions between Englishness and Britishness in particular), as well as issues of aging, disability and gender in sport. The programme also included a presentation from Prof. John Sugden who spoke in his capacity as editor of the International Review of the Sociology of Sport about the publication process and the common mistakes made by early career researchers.  Additionally, Dr Elizabeth Pike (General Secretary of the International Sociology of Sport Association) spoke about the benefits of membership of regional and international associations, including networking opportunities, access to mentor programmes and student awards. 

29 August 2008
BSA Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum
University of Teesside, UK 

31 August 2007
BSA Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum
University of Leicester, UK 

The aim of this forum is to continue efforts to develop a postgraduate research community, providing students with the opportunity to develop an appreciation of current postgraduate research within sport and the social sciences.

2 September 2005
Critical Issues in Sport and Physical Education: BSA, Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum 
Brunel University, Uxbridge 

The aim of this forum is to help establish a postgraduate research community, presenting students with the opportunity to develop an appreciation of current postgraduate research within sport and the social sciences.

Postgraduate students will be provided with the opportunity to:

Deliver presentations to peers within a supportive, non-threatening environment.
Network and share ideas with other postgraduate students within the field.
Foster social relationships with other postgraduate students

The BSA Sport Study Group welcome theoretically informed papers from postgraduate research students working in fields of sport sociology, physical education, coaching, anthropology, pedagogy or related disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.

6 May 2005
Sport and the Body
Organised in conjunction with the Centre for the Sociology of Sport (CSS), University of Leicester & Warwick Centre for the Study of Sport in Society (WCSS), University of Warwick
University of Leicester, UK

Speakers:

Chris Shilling, ‘Body Worlds and Sporting Worlds: On the ontology and classification of the Sports and Fitness Field’ (Portsmouth University)

Alex Twitchen, ‘From the bodies of warriors to athletes: the transformation of racing-drivers between 1950 and 2000’ (University College Chichester)

Emma Rich, ‘Obesity, Eating Disorders and the Role of Physical Education’  (Loughborough University)

Lee Monaghan, ‘Everyday Fatness, Fitness and Sport: reframing male embodiment in the somatic society’ (Newcastle University)

11 February 2005
Annual Regional Seminar on 'Drugs, Sport and Society'
University College Chester, UK

27 February 2004
SPORT, DISABILITY AND THE BODY
Warwick Centre for the Study of Sport in Society (WCSSS) (University of Warwick, UK) and Centre for the Sociology of Sport (CSS) (University of Leicester, UK)
University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

16 May 2003
BSA Sociology of Sport Study Group Annual Regional Seminar:  HEALTH, ILLNESS AND SPORT
University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
'Sport and Journalism' (University of Brighton, November 2003)

7 February 2003
Sporting Icons: Celebrity, Media and Popular Culture
University of Leicester, UK

University of Surrey Roehampton (on consumer lifestyles and new sports) Autumn 2000, and University of Ulster (Jordanhill / Belfast)for February 9-10 2001, on history and politics.