Call for Papers: The Third International Conference on Sport, Race, and Ethnicity

The Third International Conference on Sport, Race, and Ethnicity will be held at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, in Barbados, July 15-18, 2010. The conference, “Beyond Boundaries: Race and Ethnicity in Modern Sport,”  is co-hosted by the Academy of International Sport at George Mason University, Virginia, USA, and the CLR James Centre at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. The deadline for paper and session proposals is December 31, 2009.

The keynote speakers will be Professors Ben Carrington (a leading authority on the sociology of race, sport and culture), Brian Stoddart (former President of La Trobe University in Australia), and Charles Fruehling Springwood (professor of anthropology at Illinois Wesleyan University).

The conference overview reads:

The year 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of Frank Worrell becoming the first Black captain of the West Indies cricket team in a complete test series, and of the famous “Tied Test” with Australia in his first test as Captain. In honour of this anniversary and in memory of Sir Frank Worrell, the third conference on Sport, Race, and Ethnicity is being held in Barbados, birthplace of Sir Frank and many other great West Indian cricketers, including Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Conrad Hunte, Malcom Marshall, Joel Garner, Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes. The C.L.R. James Centre at Cave Hill is also home to the original manuscript of James’ classic work, Beyond a Boundary.

For more information on how to submit proposals (and source of photo of Sir Frank Worrell shown here), see http://cavehill.uwi.edu/fhe/beyondboundaries/call.htm

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