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Athletics and identity in the Ancient and Modern World - 20-21/09/2018, St. Andrews (Scotland)





FECHA/DATE/DATA: 20-21/09/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Parliament Hall, University of St Andrews (St. Andrews, Scotland)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: School of Classics of the University of St Andrews

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THURSDAY 20 September 2018
Parliament Hall

14.00-14.40 Registration with Buffet Lunch
14.40-15.00 Welcome and Opening remarks
15.00-15.40 Prof. Stamatia Dova (Hellenic College & Center for Hellenic Studies) “We have won”: Athens 1896 and the Cultural Politics of the First Marathon

15.40-16.00 Coffee and Tea Break

16.00-16.40 Emmanuel Aprilakis (Rutgers) Ancient Athletics and Jewish Identity: From Maccabees to Josephus
16.40-17.20 Dr. Sofie Remijsen (Amsterdam) Athletes as Christian sinners?
17.20-18.00 Prof. Paul Christensen (Dartmouth) Athletics and Glocalization, Ancient and Modern

18.00-19.00 Drinks Reception
        Classics Library, Swallowgate Room S6


09.00-09.20 Coffee and Tea

09:20-10:00 Dr. Salvatore Tufano (Sapienza) Becoming Boiotian as an Athlete: Boiotian Ethnicity through the Study of Local Games
10:00-10:40 Natalia Kazakidi & Nikoleta K. Vouronikou (Thessaloniki) Ephebes as competing athletes and ambassadors of local identity
10:40-11:20 Dr. Mali Skotheim (Wisconsin-Madison) Identity of the Amateur, Life of the Professional: On the Formation of an Association of Athletes

11:20-11:40 Coffee and Tea Break

11:40-12:20 Prof. Heather Reid (Morningside) Athletic Virtue and Aesthetic Values in Aristotle's Ethics
12:20-13:00 Masa Culumovic (Puget Sound) TBD

13:00- 14:00 LUNCH

14:10-14:50 Dr. Sebastian Scharff (Mannheim) Becoming Greek by Means of Athletic Competition. The Self-presentation of Non-Greek Athletes in the Hellenistic Period
14:50-15:30 Giorgos Mouratidis (St. Andrews) Athletic culture and the Greek elite in the Late Hellenistic and Imperial periods. The paradox of Macedonia. 

15:30-16:00 Coffee and Tea Break

16:00-17:15 Keynote: Prof. Onno van Nijf (Groningen) Connecting the Greeks: festival networks in the Hellenistic and Roman periods

18:30- 19:30 Drinks Reception
        Classics Library, Swallowgate Room S6

19:30 Dinner (at own Expense)
        Tail End on Market Street 


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