March 25 (3pm Eastern US Time): State of the Field—each participant will read one fútbol book and give a 5-7 minute report about it to the rest of the group. The idea is to produce a sort of “state of the field” snapshot from a variety of regions and disciplines. Sign up for the session on this google doc [follow simple directions].
April 12: FSF is hosting a panel at Hofstra’s “Soccer as the Beautiful Game” conference. We are bringing together journalists and academics to discuss points of overlap and tension in our work. Before the conference, Alex Galarza, Peter Alegi, Brenda Elsey, John Foot, Grant Wahl, and Simon Kuper will write blog posts here on footballscholars.org on topics like sources and methodologies; audience; market logic vs academic logic; and the role of digital tools/outlets in writing and publishing about fútbol.