Around the Corner: The 3rd 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, US) and the CLR James Centre at The University of the West Indies-Cave Hill (Barbados).

The 2010 Conference on Sport, Race, and Ethnicity is being held in honor and memory of the 50th anniversary of Sir Frank Worrell’s becoming the first Black captain of the West Indies cricket team in a complete test series in Barbados in 1960. In addition, 2010 marks two sporting events unimaginable in 1960, a tour of the West Indies by the South African national cricket team, and the holding of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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). [See previous post Call for Papers: The Third International Conference on Sport, Race, and Ethnicity.]

For more information, see http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/fhe/beyondboundaries/

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