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

Sporting Subalternities and Social Justice
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
April 10-13, 2017

Sports in Africa, Ten years - What's next?
April 10-12, 2014

Sports in Africa and the Global Sports Forum
April 12, 2013

Sports and Community Building in Africa
April 6-7, 2012

Africa and the Global South
March 11, 2011

Politics and Globalization
March 5-6, 2010

Communications, Media and Sport in Africa
February 23-24, 2008

Health, Sciences and Sports in Africa
February 23-24, 2007

Women, Gender and Sports in Africa
February 24-25, 2006

Sports Across Disciplines
February 04-05, 2005

Youth Sports and Africa 
February 25-26, 2004

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Introduction Presentations Photo Album  Sponsors - Recognition

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.

Presenters
Lee Evans
Peter Alegi
Geoff Carlston
Paul Darby
 Khalid El Hassan
Amy Freitag
Amadou Gallo Fall
Jemadari Kamara
Allan Mulondo
John Nauright
Martha Saavedra

 

Introduction Presentations  Sponsors - Recognition

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.

Presenters
Lee Evans
Peter Alegi
Geoff Carlston
Paul Darby
 Khalid El Hassan
Amy Freitag
Amadou Gallo Fall
Jemadari Kamara
Allan Mulondo
John Nauright
Martha Saavedra
 
Contact

Gerard Akindes
Ohio University
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740-597-3207 
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Matthew Kirwin
Michigan State University 
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