Sport, Masculinity and Sexuality

We are thrilled to announce the release of a new study by Andy Harvey entitled Boys Will be Boys: An Interdisciplinary Study of Sport, Masculinity and Sexuality. Harvey examines the troubled history of sport, masculinity and sexuality through a truly interdisciplinary lens. Drawing on literary studies, sport history, sociology and psychoanalysis, the book offers new perspectives on the ambivalent intersections between male team sports, heterosexual masculinity and gay men. In the process, the book offers fresh readings of classic sports books, including Thomas Hughes’ Tom Browns Schooldays, Don DeLillo’s End Zone and Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch.  Charting a course that commences in the mid-nineteenth century English public schools and ends with an examination of masculinity and sexuality in contemporary professional football, the book takes excursions into rugby league in the 1950s, American football in the 1970s and the football terraces of England of the 1990s. The study is rigorously interdisciplinary and theoretically informed but always accessible to a wide readership as well of interest to scholars and students of sport, gender and sexuality. Use the code “harvboys” before the end of May to get 20% off the cover price.

Continuing Professional Development

We are pleased to announce that as from 1st May 2016 we are now able to offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certification for a range of our activities, as well as be able to develop specifically designed CPD courses, events and meetings. In particular it means –

a) we will be able to CPD accredit some of our conferences and projects.
b) we will be able to design and run half day and one day courses, meetings and events.
c) we will be able to go in to networks, institutions, businesses and organisations and run events designed specifically for their needs.
d) we will be able create a range of online courses

If you have any ideas or suggestions for courses, events or conferences which you would like to see CPD certified, please let us know.

Holidays and New Year Opening Times

The Inter-Disciplinary.Net will be closed from 15.00 UK time Friday 18th December through to Monday 4th January 2016. Please be aware that during this time we do not check email nor answer the telephone. We will endeavour to answer enquiry you may have as quickly as we can once we reopen. Have a wonderful holiday season and a thoroughly enjoyable New Year.

We will see you again in 2016.



January 2016: London

January 2016 will see the launch of some of our new project model packages. We are excited to be running meetings covering a new social media project “#hashtag”, Religion, Sexuality and Oppression; Evil Spaces, Wicked Places – London; Care and the End of Life; Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality; Exploring the Erotic; Love Letters. This will be our first time in London and we have a fabulous venue directly opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum! Please see the calendar page for further details and information.

Where in the Web are we?


Inter-Disciplinary.Net has quite a large web presence. If you haven’t found us yet on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or, this handy list with links is for you. Tell your friends, have them click, like, follow, and tweet us! Help us expand y/our network of scholars, thinkers and researchers.





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Have Your Say

Our delegates inspire us! To see what people who attend our events have to say about their experiences, please check out our new Testimonials page.


If you’ve been to an event and would like to talk about your experience, we’d love to hear from you!

New Imprint – Publishing in a new direction

Our first publication is Stand, Breathe, Smile by Bernie Warren and Joanna Coughlin, and is a comprehensive guide toward balance and connection in all things. Written as an academic/practioner hybrid, it embodies our philosophy of Inter-Disciplinarity.

We will soon release our second Tranquility Press title, Sit Breathe, Smile. Stay tuned for release dates and reviews. (See more about Stand, Breathe, Smile, and order a copy here.


IDN Moving Forward

Inter-Disciplinary.Net is thrilled to announce that the roles of Director of Communications &  Director of Development have been filled. For future opportunities with Inter-Disciplinary.Net, please check back often.

If you want to be involved with IDN on the project level, please feel free to browse our site. Our work involves explorations of the intersection of a number of disciplines, and we invite you to be part of this global endeavor.

Director of Professional Services Wanted

Inter-Disciplinary.Net is seeking expressions of interest for the newly created role of Director of Professional Services.

The Director of Professional Services is a perceptive strategic planner capable of identifying key traditional and non-traditional contexts for placing and growing professional-level interdisciplinary opportunities. The Director of Professional Services is a member of the Core Inter-Disciplinary.Net management team and consequently will be part of the consultative processes regarding network wide policy decisions.

The over-arching responsibility of the Director of Professional Services is the planning, founding and growing of professional-level activities through the promotion of strategic partnerships with individuals and organisations that have a similar vision and ethos of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. The portfolio covers 4 main areas:

1) accreditation and professional qualifications; professional development

2) developing consultancy and training opportunities and programmes;

3) strategic partnership formation;

4) leading the initiative alongside the Network Director to build the Interdisciplinary Accreditation Consortium.

The Director will need to possess the ability to respond to opportunities in a fast paced, fluid, and dynamic set of working environments and contexts.

This is a brief general description; a more detailed and extensive role description is available upon request. If you are interested in this role and would like to have an informal conversation about what is involved, please contact Rob. Formal expressions of interest should be lodged with Ram Vemuri. More details on enquiry.

The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd October 2014. Appointments will be announced the week beginning Monday 13th October.

Montreal 2014

We are thrilled to announce that Inter-Disciplinary.Net will be staging its first ever set of programmes in North America in 2014. Scheduled for October in the beautiful city of Montreal, we will be running 2 conferences on Sex and the State, along with Persons and Sexuality; and we will be running a series of focused day seminars on Testimony and Education as well as launching our Tranquillity Studies programme with a 3 day set of interactive seminars on health, well being and tranquillity. Further details to be announced shortly.