Friday 24th May 2013, 9:30am – 5:00pm, Maplethorpe Lecture Theatre, UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AX.
A one-day UCL conference sponsored by the British Society for the History of Science and London BioNat, exploring Europe’s fascination with spices as both food and medicine and the role of spices in the advancement of global scientific knowledge and medical practices, from ancient times to today. Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH) and Di Lu (UCL PhD Cand.) will be presenting on 'Scent and Synaesthesia' in China. More...
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A History of Sport and Exercise
The Olympics and Paralympics are undoubtedly the world’s most truly global spectator events, yet most histories of the Olympics fail to place them in the context of a history of the interconnections between the world’s peoples. Olympic sports are founded on one of the most ancient of sports cultures, but histories of sports, body cultivation and sports medicines in non-European cultures are only just now beginning to emerge.
With the two Olympic Games sited in Beijing and London it has proved timely to explore the diverse traditions of perfecting body and soul, as a fascinating historical project in itself, but also to provide a rich context for envisioning the relationship between movement and health. This section of our website is dedicated to the history of Sport and Exercise worldwide.
Histories of Sport and Exercise
a collection of abstracts and short articles (coming shortly)
Olympics Ancient and Modern
Ancient and modern Olympics (Jason König, University of St Andrews)
British Museum: School resource on the ancient Olympics
Upcoming Olympics Events and Exhibitions at UCL
UCL and the Olympics
Web page in development
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