Sport and Culture Group
Football Studies Unit
'The Worlds of Football II: Heritage, Communities and Cultures'
Victoria University's Football Studies Unit is pleased to announce the second biennial ‘Worlds of Football’ conference. Scheduled for 13-15 November 2012, this will be an international multi-disciplinary and multi-code conference bringing together football researchers from all over Australia and around the world to share their research with like-minded colleagues. The conference theme will be ‘Heritage, Communities and Cultures’ and it is anticipated that papers from the conference will be published in Football Studies Review. Program features include:
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Click here to see the full conference program, which is based on the schedule below:
Day 1: 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm, Tuesday, 13 November 2012, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Day 2: 9.30 am – 5.35 pm, Wednesday, 14 November 2012, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Day 3: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm, Thursday, 15 November 2012, Whitten Oval
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The keynote speaker is confirmed as Dr Kevin Moore.
Kevin has been Director of the National Football Museum, England,
since the beginning of the project in 1997. The Museum initially opened
in Preston in 2001. The Museum is the permanent home of the world’s
greatest football (soccer) collections, including the FIFA Collection.
The new National Football Museum opens in Manchester in July 2012. The
Museum's Preston site will develop further as the collections storage
and research centre. Kevin has published widely in museum
studies and cultural studies, including the books Museums and Popular
Culture, Museum Management and Management in Museums. He is
one of the editors of the forthcoming book, Sport, History and
Heritage: An Investigation into the Public Representation of Sport,
the product of an AHRC seminar series. From 2004 to 2007 Kevin was the
first Director of the International Football Institute (IFI) at the
University of Central Lancashire (uclan). He is a Visiting Fellow at
uclan, an honorary Visiting Research Fellow at the International Centre
for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University, and a Fellow
of the RSA. He is the Chair of the Sports Heritage Network, the
professional organisation of the UK’s sports museums. Please note
that Dr Kevin Moore will open the conference by delivering his keynote
address on the evening of 13 November 2012.
'The Worlds of Football I: Triumphs, Trials and Traumas'
The Football Studies Unit staged the first ‘Worlds of Football’ conference held at the Flinders Street Campus of Victoria University on 27–28 September 2010. This was an international multi-disciplinary and multi-code conference that brought together football researchers from all over Australia and around the world to share their research with like-minded colleagues. This conference theme was ‘Triumphs, Trials and Traumas’ and it is anticipated that papers from the conference will soon be published in an edited anthology or special issue of a journal. Click on 'News' at the left of screen to see the conference archive.
Football Studies Unit
The Football Studies Unit is one of several discipline groups associated with the Sport and Culture Group in the School of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University. The Unit is devoted to research and teaching activities related to football studies. Full-time staff, current sessional staff, and current postgraduate students involved in football studies at Victoria University make up the membership of the Unit. Alumni of the University with an interest in football studies are also affiliated with the group. Members of the Football Studies Unit (in alphabetical order) are as follows:
Dr Jessica Carniel
Ms Katherine Haines
Dr Rob Hess
Phone: +61 3 9919 4062. Email: Robert.Hess@vu.edu.au
Dr Matthew Klugman
Phone: +61 3 9919 5979. Email: Matthew.Klugman@vu.edu.au
Dr Bob Stewart
Dr Brent McDonald
Ms Melissa Walsh
Phone: +61 3 9919 4062. Email: Melissa.Walsh@vu.edu.au
This website page was last updated on 13 November 2012