Speakers include

Professor Mark Golden (Winnipeg), Professor Christoph Ulf (Innsbruck), Professor Matthew Trundle (Auckland)

Aims of the Conference

The theme can be interpreted fairly broadly, but there is a particular aim 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 greatest Olympic athletes? Why?

General information

Please contact Tom Stevenson if you have any questions.


Friday, 6 - Sunday, 8 July 2012


Room E303, Forgan Smith Building (1), University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane. Queensland. 4072. Australia

Length of Papers

20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions (30 minutes total).

Offers of Papers/Abstracts

Please submit titles and abstracts (maximum 100 words) to Tom Stevenson by Friday, 22 June, 2012.

Conference Fee, Lunches, Welcome Reception, and Conference Dinner

Please see the conference registration form for costs and payment details. The conference fee will cover conference packs, room hire, and morning and afternoon teas. Lunch can be purchased from a number of places on the UQ Campus. For details, see http://www.uq.edu.au/about/places-to-eat.

A welcome reception will be held from 6pm on Friday, 6 July at the RD Milns Antiquities Museum, which is located on Floor 2 of the Michie Building (9). For those entering from the Great Court, Floor 2 is the entry level floor of the Michie Building.

The conference dinner will be held at the St Lucia Golf Club, beginning at 7pm on Saturday, 7 July. Delegates are asked to pay on the night for their respective shares of the bill. For information about the restaurant at the St. Lucia Golf Club, see http://www.hillstonestlucia.com.au/5-hundred-acre-bar.

Conference Program


The University of Queensland,
St Lucia campus