Popular Sports, Mass Sports and Elite Sports in everyday Africa
Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (Dakar Sénégal)
June 20-21-22, 2019
Pan-African Sports Studies: Beyond Physical Education
University of Zambia (Lusaka, Zambia)
26 to 28 March 2018
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University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
April 10-13, 2017
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April 12, 2013
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Communications, Media and Sport in Africa
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Women, Gender and Sports in Africa
February 24-25, 2006
Youth Sports and Africa
February 25-26, 2004
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African Sports Across Disciplines
Sports offer a unique opportunity to examine diverse aspects of Africa and the African Diaspora. February 4-5, 2005 , Ohio University in conjunction with the Institute for African Child and the Sports Administration Program held a workshop, African Sports Across Disciplines, a forum to examine the social, political, and economic impact of sports on African societies and future developments.
The workshop built on the achievements of the first symposium, Youth, Sports and Africa , held in 2004. The presentations and debates addressed themes such as politics, economics, administration, management, gender, conflict resolution, health and wellness, communication, marketing, and promotion.
In order to promote the dissemination of information relating to sports and Africa , the organizers of the workshop published any significant outcomes from the workshop in Impumelelo: The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sports and online abstracts summary of presentations by the presenters.
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The Women, Gender and Sport in Africa symposium kicked off with a keynote address by Ms. Carol Bellamy on February 24 th, 2006. Ms. Bellamy, former executive director of UNICEF, is currently president and CEO of the World Learning and President of the School of International Learning. >>more about Ms. Bellamy
The following day, on Saturday February 26 th , presentations and discussions by scholars and practitioners explored the multi-disciplinary and multiple dimensions of African sport with a specific focus on female athletes. The presentations looked at gender and sports in Muslim societies, women's national teams, traditional female sports, masculinity, sport and gender and identity formation, sports as a microcosm of gender inequity, and sports as a tool of female self-empowerment.
Abstracts and short videos by the presenters summarize the content of the presentations.
The conference organizers sincerely hope that the dialogue will be pursued beyond this initiative, was not only intellectually engaging, but also a source of inspiration for future scholarly and practical endeavors.
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