Soccer as the Beautiful Game: Football's Artistry, Identity & Politics International Conference

The Hofstra Cultural Center and the Hofstra University Department of History present Soccer as the Beautiful Game: Football's Artistry, Identity & Politics from April 10 - 13, 2014. In anticipation of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Hofstra University is proud to host an international conference that explores the historical, political, economic and humanitarian impact of soccer-- including the awarding of an honorary degree to soccer legend Pelé.  Over the past 20 years, the study of sport has become a well-developed subfield of many disciplines. Soccer’s meteoric rise in popularity during the 20th century continues to fascinate scholars around the world. 


Keynote Speaker

Dr. David Goldblatt

Bristol University, UK, and Pitzer College
Author of The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Football

Dr. Jennifer Doyle

University of California, Riverside
Author of "Imagining a World Without a World Cup: An Abolitionist Perspective"

Conference Directors:

Dr. Brenda Elsey
Associate Professor of History
Hofstra University

Dr. Stanislao Pugliese
Professor of History and
Queensboro UNICO Distinguished Professor of Italian Studies
Hofstra University


Soccer as the Beautiful Game conference information


Soccer as the Beautiful Game online registration


For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

Hofstra University History Department


Thursday, April 10, 2014





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