Arts & Sports

A Stream on “Arts & Sports”
as part of the 20th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects
11-14 May 2020, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sports

The Sport, Exercise, & Kinesiology Unit of ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Arts & Sports” as part of the 20th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sports

The aim of this stream is to draw together academics and researchers across the areas of arts and sports. We are particularly interested in papers that consider the cross-discipline possibilities of bringing the two areas together through case studies, policy and practice-based studies. Themes can include, but aren’t limited to: Sporting Architecture, Cultural Olympiad/Olympic Arts, Sport and Design, Cultural Representations of Sport, Sport and Literature, National Cultural and Sporting Policy, Sports and Arts Audiences, Aesthetics in Sport and Sports Photography. Selected papers from this steam will be considered in a Special Issue of the Athens Journal of SportsYou may participate as presenter of one paper or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an Ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 27 April 2020 to: Dr. Lisa Stansbie, Dean of the School of Art, Architecture and Design, Leeds Beckett University, UK. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

The association was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into 6 Divisions, 37 Units and 6 Centers.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

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