Working Group


The Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport first met as in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2005, and has subsequently had nine meetings. In December of 2007, at the third annual meeting of the group, a board was formed and included: Susan Bandy (U.S.A.), Nadia Carlomagno (Italy), Gigliola Gori (Italy), Annette Hofmann (Germany), Manami Inoue (Japan), Leena Laine (Finland), Gerd von der Lippe (Norway), Martha Saavedra (U.S.A.), and Katalin Szikora (Hungary). 

The purpose of the group is to further the study of the cultural/social, political, and educational significance of the participation of females in sport, physical culture, and physical activities as well as to the study of gender as it relates to these activities from transnational and interdisciplinary perspectives. In so doing, the group is devoted to the mentoring of young scholars in sports studies and changes the location of the meeting each year to include scholars from different countries who otherwise might not be able to attend the meetings.



  • 2005      1st Meeting, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2006      2nd Meeting, Hungarian University of Physical Education, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2007      3rd Meeting, Carlo Bo University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy
  • 2008      4th Meeting, Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • 2010      5th Meeting, University of Lyon, Lyon France
  • 2010      6th Meeting, University of Bath, Bath, England
  • 2013      7th Meeting, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2015      8th Meeting, University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland, Basel
  • 2016      9th Meeting, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • 2017      10th Meeting, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (forthcoming)