INTERNATIONAL SPORTS STUDIES CONFERENCE
ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Sport and the Pacific Region:
Cross-Cultural Currents III
Noumea, New Caledonia
Caledonia is the host nation for the 2011 Pacific Games. It will also host
the third biennial international sports studies conference in the Pacific
region. The University of New Caledonia in the capital city of Noumea will be the conference venue, and
on the day following the conclusion of the conference delegates will have the opportunity to participate in a
tour of a number of sporting facilities associated with the forthcoming
Pacific Games (27 August – 10 September 2011).
from the fields of sport - history, tourism, education, management,
philosophy, law, business and comparative studies - are invited.
Postgraduate student presentations are especially encouraged.
Presentations can either be in English or French, and translation services
will be available at the conference venue. The specific theme of the
conference is ‘Sport and the Pacific Region: Cross-Cultural Currents’,
although papers dealing with more general themes and topics outside of the
region are also welcome. It is anticipated that papers from the
conference will be published in a peer-reviewed anthology.
about the conference from local (Pacific Island) delegates should be directed to Andrew Minogue
about the conference from international (outside the Pacific region,
including Australia and New Zealand) delegates should be directed
to Rob Hess at
details about the Pacific Games can found at
deadline for abstracts is now closed.
here now for the updated Conference flyer.
for instructions on how to submit an abstract for the Conference.
now for the Conference registration form.
here for the
penultimate version of the Conference program.
The conference will commence with a keynote address and a cocktail reception on the evening of
Friday, 12 August, and then be followed by a full day of papers on Saturday,
13 August. The conference dinner will take place on Saturday evening.
Delegates will have the option of attending a guided tour of facilities
associated with the Pacific Games on Sunday, 14 August.
here for the
flyer advertising the keynote address to be delivered by Professor
Thierry Terret at 6.00 pm on Friday, 12 August 2011. Professor Terret
is the Director of the Centre for Research and Innovation in Sport, University of
Accommodation Options in Noumea
conference will be held at the University of New Caledonia. Accommodation options
include hotels, studios and self-catering apartments. [Note: Please use the
www.xe.com for all currency conversions. In the full list of
currencies you will find the XPF Pacific Franc, which is used in New
For an appropriate budget-priced hotel in the luxurious
Nouvata Park Complex, just across the street from Anse Vata Beach, in the
heart of Noumea's International Tourism centre, click on the following link:
note that Sonia le Ralle, Sales Manager of the GLP group of hotels listed in
the above website address, is able to offer special commercial rates for
La Promenade (which offers standard hotel rooms and self catering
apartments) and Le Pacific, Nouvata Park (which offers standard, but
slightly cheaper, hotel rooms). She can be contacted directly at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention the conference to her when
Good deals on a select range of hotels are also available at
the Wotif website. Select New Caledonia, and Noumea, from the following
Conference sponsors include Victoria University, University of New
Caledonia, James Cook University and
The Cairns Institute.