Olympics at UCL
Thursday 14th - Friday 15th June 2012
As part of the Olympics: Ancient and Modern events taking place summer 2012
Two day conference:
SPORT AND COMPETITION IN GREECE AND ROME
Thursday 14th June (daytime)
Location: British Museum, BP Lecture Theatre.
Additional information: The conference will be interdisciplinary (with historians ancient and modern, archaeologists, numismatists, epigraphers, sports scientists and scholars of Greek and Roman literature) with a wide chronological range and cross-cultural cover (Greece, Rome and Italy, including Etruscans, Asia Minor and the modern games); we also hope to incorporate new archaeological and art historical finds. Broad headings are: sites; motivation and reward; expansion and export; rebirths and receptions; diversity.
Thursday 14 June (evening) Panel discussion
Location: UCL – Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1
A panel of distinguished speakers will discuss and debate ancient sport and its modern reception then answer questions from the audience.
The event will be followed by a wine reception.
Panel Chair : Paul Cartledge
Mark Golden 'Star events'
Margaret Mountford 'Cheats never prosper?'
Edith Hall ‘The sensual allure of the discus’
Michael Scott 'Sweat, blood and flies: the real ancient Olympics'
Bettany Hughes, talk TBA