Sports, games, play – they represent a major part of our lives.
Some activities have been around in various forms for centuries, some for just a few years. The ephemera of “The Sporting Life” tells us about how our lives and our passions have evolved over time, what has consumed us and what has been a passing fancy. Sports, games and play show up in various forms – professional, amateur, team, individual, mainstream and obscure. Some of these activities cross international borders and some are local. What sparks your interest?
The theme for the ESA 35 conference is "The Sporting Life." We invite you to submit ideas for presentations. Each presentation will last 30 - 40 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A. Please send presentation titles and abstracts, including the types of ephemera you propose to use to illustrate your topic, a one-paragraph bio including any affiliation, a jpg photograph, your mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Proposals should not exceed 250 words, and should be submitted by August 1, 2014 to Barbara Loe, Ephemera 35 Conference Chair by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Barbara Loe, Ephemera Society of America, Inc., P.O. Box 95, Cazenovia, NY 13035-0095. Decisions and notification about proposals will be made by October. Funding is not available from ESA to support travel or presentation costs.
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