Samstag, 26. Oktober 2013, 09:00 - 14:00 iCal

Kick it!

The Anthropology of European Football

Institut für Europäische Ethnologie/ Department of European Ethnology
Hanuschgasse 3, 1010 Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

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Freitag, 25. Oktober 2013, 09:00 - 18:00

Am 25. und 26. Oktober 2013 findet am Institut für Europäische Ethnologie in Wien die englischsprachige internationale Konferenz „Kick it! The Anthropology of European Football" statt. Die Konferenz ist Teil des interdisziplinären Projekts FREE - Football Research in an Enlarged Europe, das im Siebten Rahmenprogramm der Europäischen Union gefördert wird.


Football is one of the most well-loved and most widely shared expressions of popular culture. But why does football have a social role that stretches way beyond the stadium? The international conference “The Anthropology of European Football” seeks to understand football’s impact on everyday lives and identity dynamics in Europe. Thereby, the football phenomenon is not only perceived as being related to class relations and subculture, but at the same time as a symbolic domain that produces social identities at various levels.

Keynote lectures: Dr. Cornel Sandvoss (University of Surrey, UK) and Dr. Hani Zubida (The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Israel).

The event is part of the interdisciplinary European research project FREE - Football Research in an Enlarged Europe ( funded by the European Commission’s 7th European Framework Programme for Research (FP7). The conference is organised within the scope of the anthropological research strand of the project by the Department of European Ethnology at the University of Vienna in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology at the Adam Mickiewicz University Pozna?. Please contact the local conference organisers if you require further information as to this conference, or the research network generally: Alexandra Schwell ( and Nina Szogs (

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FREE Project


Nina Szogs
Institut für Europäische Ethnologie