The deadline for applications has been extended to Sunday, May 25, 2014.

International Olympic Academy
in cooperation with Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC

“Sports, Society, and Culture: Revisiting the Past, Understanding the Present”

Third International Scholars’ Symposium
July 9 – July 12, 2014

Ancient Olympia, Greece

The International Olympic Academy (IOA), in cooperation with Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS), is organizing the Third International Scholars’ Symposium on “Sports, Society, and Culture” in Ancient Olympia, on July 9-12, 2014. As in the past years, the Symposium will host scholars from around the world and bring together more than a hundred students and professors from Greek and American Universities.

Topic

Building on some of the themes that were developed in the previous years, the specific topic of the 2014 Symposium is “Revisiting the Past, Understanding the Present.” Its purpose is to establish comparisons between Antiquity and the modern Olympic tradition and to show the significance of the past in dealing with contemporary challenges.

Structure

Rather than placing emphasis on lectures, this year’s Symposium will be based on innovative educational methods such as blended learning and student workshops. Students will have access to a set of core readings and presentation abstracts in advance of the Symposium. Presentations will be short, and followed by workshops during which the students will have the opportunity to discuss the readings and reflect on the themes of the presentations in small groups.

Faculty

This year’s Symposium faculty will include Gregory Nagy (Harvard University and CHS), Thomas Scanlon (UC Riverside), Wendy Raschke (UC Riverside), Ioannis Petropoulos (Democritus University of Thrace and CHS), Lenny Muellner (Brandeis University and CHS), Douglas Frame (CHS), Stamatia Dova (Hellenic College and CHS), Charles Stocking (University of Western Ontario and CHS), Nicolas Prevelakis (Harvard University and CHS), Marina Haworth (North Hennepin Community College and Harvard University), Peter Miller (University of Western Ontario), and Maša Ćulumović (Foundation of the Hellenic World and CHS).

Participants

The Symposium will accept up to 85 student participants and is addressed only to students from the following Departments:

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University School Department

1

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Law Law

2

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Philosophy History and Archaeology

3

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Philosophy Philology

4

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Physical Education and Sport Science Physical Education and Sport Science

5

Panteion University of Social and Political Science International, European and Area Studies

6

Panteion University of Social and Political Science Political Science and History

7

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Philosophy Philology

8

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Law Law

9

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Philosophy History and Archaeology

10

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Physical Education and Sport Sciences Physical Education and Sports Science

11

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Physical Education and Sport Sciences Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres

12

University of Crete Philosophy History and Archaeology

13

University of Crete Philosophy Philology

14

University of Crete Philosophy Philosophy and Social Studies

15

University of Peloponnese Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences Sports Organization and Management

16

University of Peloponnese Humanities and Culture Studies History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management

17

University of Peloponnese Humanities and Culture Studies Philology

18

University of Patras Humanities and Social Sciences Philosophy

19

University of Patras Humanities and Social Sciences Philology

20

Democritus University of Thrace Classics and Humanities Studies Greek Philology

21

Democritus University of Thrace Classics and Humanities Studies History and Ethnology

22

Democritus University of Thrace Physical Education & Sports Science Physical Education & Sport Sciences

23

Democritus University of Thrace Law Law

24

American College of Greece

25

Mediterranean College

26

Ionian University History

27

University of Ioannina Philosophy Philology

28

University of Ioannina Philosophy History and Archaeology

*** Please note that the Symposium is open to up to 85 undergraduate students who are in their senior year of studies (4th year and above), as well as postgraduate students (Masters and PhD students) of the same collaborative departments.

Participation and Logistics

The International Olympic Academy will facilitate -by bus- the transportation of the participants from Athens to Olympia on Wednesday July 9 and from Olympia to Athens on Saturday July 12.

Accommodation (double room) and meals (Breakfast, Lunch) on the IOA premises will also be offered by the International Olympic Academy.

This is a non-fee-based event, and the participants will be given certificates of attendance during the closing ceremony of the Symposium.

Online Application and Contact Information

The application will open on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

The deadline for all submissions is Sunday, May 25, 2014.

Once you have completed your application, the organizers of the Symposium may contact your referees by Friday, May 30, 2014.

The final decision about the participants will be made by June 9. The selected participants will receive acceptance messages via email.

For more information please contact

IOA Academic Programs Coordinator, Mr. Panagiotis Trikaliotis – email: p.trikaliotis@ioa.org.gr & phone: 210 6878810 (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am to 1pm)

and/or

CHS Administrative Assistant, Ms. Katerina Schinochoriti – email: kschinochoriti@mail.chs.harvard.edu & phone: 27520 47030 (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am to 1pm).

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