CFP: Olympic Athletes: Ancient and Modern

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A Conference on Olympic Athletes: Ancient and Modern

Date: (Friday-Sunday) 6-8 July 2012
Place: University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited for a conference on ‘Olympic Athletes: Ancient and Modern’, which will be held at the University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia, from 6-8 July 2012.

The theme can be interpreted fairly broadly, but there is a particular desire to assemble papers which analyse the Olympic experience of athletes from the ancient and the modern games. What was / is special about Olympic competition and Olympic athletes? Who were / are the great Olympic athletes? Why?

All speaking slots will be 30 minutes in duration (20 for paper, 10 for questions). Please send offers of papers, plus a 100-word abstract, to the organizers by Friday 1 June 2012.

Further details will be available soon at http://www.uq.edu.au/hprc.
In the meantime, anyone who would like to offer a paper or attend the conference should contact Tom Stevenson (t.stevenson AT uq.edu.au) for the organizers.

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