9th Meeting of the Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport
24th - 26th November 2016

The Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport invites scholars from the field of gender research in sport to the 9th annual meeting at the Faculty of Sport Sciences, Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany. The meeting’s theme is “Sport and Gender – socio-cultural, economic and political issues”.

Important dates for abstract submission and registration:

  • Abstract submission: 15th August 2016 (see Call for papers)
  • Notification of acceptance: 15th September 2016
  • Preliminary program: 01st October 2016
  • Final program: 01th November 2016

Working Group/history

The Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport first met as in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2005, and has subsequently had eight meetings. In December of 2007, at the third annual meeting of the group, a board was formed and included: Susan Bandy (U.S.A.), Nadia Carlomagno (Italy), Gigliola Gori (Italy), Annette Hofmann (Germany), Manami Inoue (Japan), Leena Laine (Finland), Gerd von der Lippe (Norway), Martha Saavedra (U.S.A.), and Katalin Szikora (Hungary). The purpose of the group is to further the study of the cultural/social, political, and educational significance of the participation of females in sport, physical culture, and physical activities as well as to the study of gender as it relates to these activities from transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives. In so doing, the group is devoted to the mentoring of young scholars in sports studies and changes the location of the meeting each year to include scholars from different countries who otherwise might not be able to attend the meetings.

  • 2005 First Meeting, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2006 Second Meeting, Hungarian University of Physical Education, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2007 Third Meeting, Carlo Bo University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy
  • 2008 Fourth Meeting, Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • 2010 Fifth Meeting, University of Lyon, Lyon France
  • 2010 Sixth Meeting, University of Bath, Bath, England
  • 2013 Seventh Meeting, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2015 Eighth Meeting, University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland, Basel
  • 2016 Ninth Meeting, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany (forthcoming)

Host institution

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The conference will take place at the Faculty of Sport Science of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Gesundheitscampus-Nord 10, 44801 Bochum

Conference Fee

  • 60 Euros: Conference participation from 24-26 November, 2016, including welcome reception and coffee breaks – for students 30 Euros
  • 25 Euro: Conference participation on 25th of November 2016, including coffee breaks – for students 15 Euros
  • 15 Euro: Conference participation on 26th of November 2016, including coffee breaks – for students 10 Euros

Abstracts/Call for Papers

The Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport cordially invites you and your colleagues to submit a scientific paper or poster to be considered for presentation at the conference (Download - Call for Papers)
Please submit your abstract (max. 500 words) until 15th of August 2016 by sending an email to: sportandgender2016(at)rub.de




Please register by using the online form .
After registration you will get an invoice with all payment information.


Prof. Dr. Marie-Luise Klein
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät für Sportwissenschaft
Gesundheitscampus Nord 10
D-44801 Bochum
Tel.: +49(0)234-3228091 or -3223842
Email: sportandgender2016@rub.de



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