The FSE Fan Researcher Network was founded in 2013 at the European Football Fans´ Congress in Amsterdam, organised by Football Supporters Europe (FSE). The intention was to share research on football supporters across Europe and to set up a European network of interdisciplinary researchers who work on fan issues. The research area is broad and there are no intentions to narrow the scope in the network.
On the contrary, the network is open to all researchers that do research related to football supporters. The FSE Fan Researcher Network consists of researchers from several countries and a wide range of fields from all over Europe.
The purpose of the network is to bring together the different competencies, share research, and research ideas in order to deepen our understanding of football supporters and their role in society. The network is completely independent, does not receive financial help from FSE and its members don´t need to be members of FSE. Nevertheless, representatives of the network will work closely together with FSE and regularly meet with the FSE Committee to discuss collaborative work and projects. The network will meet once a year and host a workshop in connection with the European Football Fans Congress of FSE.
Call for papers
The FSE Fan Researcher Network calls for potential submissions for a book on “The impact of international football events on local, national and transnational fan cultures”, which is going to be published in advance of the World Cup in Russia in 2018. The network consists of researchers from several countries, who are doing research in miscellaneous fields connected to football fans. You can download the ‘Call for Papers’ on the FSE website, the deadline for submitting abstracts is 30/09/2016.
The coordinators of the FSE Fan network are Jonas Gabler, Robert Claus, Jonas Havelund and Martin Endemann. For any enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.