Gijsbert Oonk is one of the invited speakers at Reinforcing, Crossing, and TranscendingBorders:Soccer in a
Globalized World Conference September 4-6, 2017 in Athens, Greece.

Reinforcing, Crossing, and TranscendingBorders:Soccer in a Globalized World Conference September 4-6, 2017 in Athens, Greece. The conference is organised by Evangelos Marinakis, Olympiacos F.C., The Weatherhead Initiative for Global History at Harvard University, and Simmons College.This conference will create an ongoing discussion between researchers, the soccer industry, players and NGOs on the importance of better understanding global soccer's relationship to borders and trans-national movement. The events will feature a declaration on the right of all peoples to participate in sports, a panel on refugees and soccer, and two keynote presentations.

A player’s panel, which includes Christian Karembeu, a member of the victorious French team in the 1998 World Cup, will conclude the conference. A live stream will be available so be sure to follow
@SoccerBorders and check the website for updates!

Gijsbert Oonk will deliver a key-note lecture at the EUROCLIO Initiative: Football: A People's History of Europe. Learning Local Football Histories: A Tool for Local Social Inclusion?
5 October 2017
The aim ofthis project will be to use the history of football and its clubs, to tell the history of Europe and build educational resources which connect local sports history to European events and rocesses. Creating this, EUROCLIO wants to make high quality vocational history and citizenship education with the aim of teaching multiperspectivity, critical thinking and broadening social inclusion. At the moment the project has three strands feeding into different needs and objectives.
1.  Football. A People History of Europe -EuropeanHistory Education through the History of Football. The aim is to gather content from all over Europe and to develop educational resources for Historiana.
2. ThePeople’s Game: Teaching history, active citizenship and social responsibility through Iconic Matches. The aims is to touch large themes such as immigration, identity and ideologies and tie it to UEFA.
3. FootballKit: Promoting historical consciousness, historical thinking skills and citizenship through transferable tools that can work in every locality where students can engage with their local football history

Sport and Society Conference
10 July 2017
Gijsbert Oonk and Gijs van Campenhout will introduce their projects at the eight international Sport and Society conference in London at Imperial College London. See here.

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