April 14th-16th, 2016
Tsai Auditorium, S010, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

Thursday, April 14th

Welcome and Introduction
Cemal Kafadar and Sven Beckert

Panel 1: Early History and Diffusion of the Game


“How the Global Became Global.”
Tony Collins, Professor of History, De Montfort University, United Kingdom

“The intercultural transfer of soccer in the late nineteenth century.”
Thomas Adam, Assistant Professor of Transnational History, University of Texas, Arlington

“Football in the Ottoman Empire.”
Salmaan Mirza, PhD Candidate in History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Friday, April 15th

Panel 2: Soccer in the Age of Decolonization and Cold War


“The Football of Europe in the Early Cold War.”                                                                      
Robert Edelman, Professor of History, University of California, San Diego

“Practicing Decolonization: Combating Intergenerational Trauma of Indigenous North Americans with Soccer.”                                                                                                           
Temryss Xeli’tia Lane, MA Candidate in American Indian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

“The Re-articulation of Local Values, Strategies, and Social Relations: African Soccer Migrants across the Portuguese Colonial Empire.”
Todd Cleveland, Assistant Professor of History, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

“Soccer Players’ experiences and Popular Cosmopolitism in ‘El Dorado’.”
Ingrid Bolívar Ramírez, PhD Candidate in History, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Lunch break, 12:00-1:00pm


Panel 3: Globalization and Soccer


“The Place of Football (Soccer) in the New Global History.”
Richard Giulianotti, Professor of Sociology, Loughborough University, United Kingdom and 
Roland Robertson, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh and Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Global Society, University of Aberdeen, UK

“Men, Women, and Film-as-a-Medium in the Globalizing Soccer World.”
Heidi Voskuhl, Associate Professor in History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

“Pele’s Visit to Beirut and the Intersection of the Athletic, Commercial and Historical.”
Tarek Hussein, PhD Candidate in History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

“African Football/Soccer Postage Stamps and Globalization: A Comparative Visual Studies.”
Agbenyega Adedze, Associate Professor of African History, Illinois State University

“Musical chairs: Brazil’s foreign policy, transnational elites and Cold War in João Havelange’s election to FIFA Presidency.”
Luiz Guilherme Porto Rocha, PhD Candidate in History, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Panel 4: Migration: South to North and North to South


“Women’s soccer goes global. A critical case study of Scandinavian clubs’ recruitment of African women’s soccer players.”
Sine Agergaard, Associate Professor of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark

“Constructing global dreams in local contexts: Football academies, intergenerational reciprocity and involuntary immobility in Ghana.”
Paul Darby, Reader in Sociology of Sport, Ulster University, United Kingdom

“How did soccer become 'European': a perspective from Europe's periphery.”
Can Evren, PhD Candidate in Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

Saturday, April 16th


Panel 5: Soccer’s Place in Urban Space, 9:00am-12:00pm

“Play and the City: The Communal Making of Informal Soccer Fields in Beirut.”
Nadine Bekdache, Graphic Designer, Public Works Studio, Lebanon, and 
Abir Saksouk-Sasso, Architect, Public Works Studio, Lebanon

"Ethnicity, Class, Leisure and Aspirations: Tracking Football in Mumbai, Singapore, and Bangkok."
D. Parthasarathy, Professor of Sociology, Indian Institute of Technology, India

“The new stadium of F. C. Monterrey: Public space and cultural conflicts in the most industrialized city of Mexico.”
Herón Gómez, PhD Candidate in Latin American Studies at National Autonomous University of Mexico

“amaXhosa Maradona: Global icons, local followings and soccer talent as a gift and a curse in a South African Township.”
Tarminder Kaur, Doctoral Student, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

“Soccer Victory Authorized by the gods: Prophecy, Popular Memory and the Peculiarities of Place.”
Olutayo Adesina, Professor of History, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Panel 6: Soccer’s Public and its Politics: The World of Fandom, 1:00-4:00pm

“Fans as Agents of Accommodating Locality and Globality: The Case of Liberal and Anti-Liberal Clubs in Jerusalem.”                                                                                                       
Tamar Rapoport, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and Columbia University, USA, and  Daniel Regev, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

“Who’s Representing Shanghai? Intra-city Rivalry and Group Identity of Football Fans in Shanghai.”                                                                       
Yannan Ding, Assistant Professor of Human Geography, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

“Fan love versus market love: Negotiating emotionality and ethics in changing structures of football in Turkey.”
Yağmur Nuhrat, Instructor in Sociology, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

“Brazil, tell me how it feels”: football, music and narcissism- or how to be a local fan in global times
Pablo Alabarces, Professor of Social Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Global brand versus local activism: welcome to the contradiction of St. Pauli.”
Nick Davidson, Writer, United Kingdom