CONF: Athletic Foundations: Identity, Heritage and Sport

Seen on the Classicists list:


A half day conference exploring the uses of heritage in the construction and consolidation of identities through modern sports events. Organised by the Open University in association with the Olympics 2012 Humanities programme.

18 June 2012, 5-8pm. The Open University in London.


17.00 – 17.30: Reception
(light refreshments will be provided)

17.30 – 18.00: Prof Armand D’Angour (University of Oxford)
Keynote. The Pindaric ode: Recalling an ancient tradition at the modern Olympics

18.00 – 18.30: Dr William Rollason (Brunel University)
Playing the whiteman: Football versus cultural heritage on a Papuan island

18.30 – 19.00: Dr Sonya Nevin (University of Roehampton)
Ancient religion, Modern Games: 19th century Hellenism and sporting values

19.00 – 19.30: Prof Wray Vamplew (University of Central Lancashire)
Preferred lies: Issues of golf heritage and identity

19.30 – 20.00: Dr Daniel Burdsey (University of Brighton)
Fifty years of football in Britain’s Asian communities: Symbol, tradition, identity

20.00: Conclusion

Registration fee: £5. Registration deadline: 13 June.

Please see the conference website for details:


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