POSTED: Thursday January 21st 2010

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) reflects on football in Africa

International conference: “Visualising the Game. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa” 28th-30th of January 2010

University of Basel, Englisches Seminar, Nadelberg 6, “Schönes Haus”, CH-4051 Basel

Less than six months before the first football World Cup to place on African soil, the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) co organises with the Basler Afrika Bibliographien of the University of Basel an international conference entitled « Visualising the Game. Global Perspectives on Football in Africa ».

From Thursday 28th until Saturday 30th of January 2010, thirty researchers from nine different countries will present their researches on African football and its social, cultural and politic dimensions.

The conference will take place at the English Seminar at the University of Basel (« Schönes Haus » building, Nadelberg 6, 4051 Basel).

The full programme can be downloaded at .

Registration is free of charge but mandatory. Those interested please let Dr Susann Baller know at: .

For further information, please contact Dr Raffaele Poli at :

CIES, is an independent study centre located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It was created in 1995 as a joint venture between FIFA, the University of Neuchâtel and the City and State of Neuchâtel. Using a multi-disciplinary approach CIES provides research, top-level education programmes and consulting services to the sports world. Current education programmes include the FIFA Master (International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport), a Master in Sports Law (MAS), and various executive sports management programmes at Universities around the world through its International University Network.

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Keywords · CIES · football · Africa

Name: Dr Raffaele Poli
Organization: CIES

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