Sports and Violence Conference

The Sports and Violence Conference will be held on March 19, 2016 on the campus of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

Paper and panel proposals are being solicited that engage the conference theme. Papers may vary across disciplines and emphasize either practical or theoretical considerations. We also welcome proposals that engage one or more sphere of life: religion, business, education, the social sector (e.g. family), arts and entertainment, government, media. Presenters who wish to engage technical academic debates are welcome to do so, but should avoid jargon and be aware that the conference audience will be diverse, including students from various backgrounds, non-scholars or practitioners from the community, coaches, athletes, and scholars from multiple disciplines.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted using the online submission form here before October 31, 2015. Presenters should plan on a 20 minute paper or presentation with time for questions and discussion. We also welcome panel proposals.

The conference organizers are considering publishing a selection of the papers, depending on submissions. Please indicate in your proposal whether you are willing to produce a version of your presentation for publication.

Contact Info: Dr. Craig Hovey, Director, Ashland Center for Nonviolence  Email:mailto:

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