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Call for papers: Media, Sport and Ireland Symposium 2022 //

“The Media, Sport and Ireland International Symposium will take place on 19 May 2022 at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway. Organised by the Sport & Exercise Research Group, NUIG in association with the Department of Media and Communication Studies, Mary Immaculate College, the submission of papers is now being invited with a deadline of 14 January 2022.

Sport occupies a central position in Irish social and cultural life, yet a relatively marginal position within the academy. This symposium aims to bring together sports scholars from across the humanities and social sciences whose work is variously concerned with the contemporary and historical cultural significance of sport, and which deals with the interplay between sport, the media and cultural industries and the lived experience of sport as popular culture in Ireland and across the Irish diaspora.

Our intention is to host the symposium as a blended event that will combine presentations on campus in NUI Galway and presentations online. However, this arrangement may be impacted by local and national Covid-19 restrictions. If it is not possible to host papers in person on campus, the symposium will take place entirely online. Abstracts (250-300 words) should be submitted to the following email address by January 14th 2022: Further information is available at the link below.”