Sports, Society, and Culture
“Athletics, Education, and the Road to Olympia”
9th International Scholars’ Symposium
Dates: July 15 – July 19, 2020
Application Deadline: March 5, 2020
Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC, in cooperation with the International Olympic Academy (IOA) and with the support of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece, is organizing the 9th International Scholars’ Symposium in the “Sports, Society, and Culture” series in Washington DC, July 15–19, 2020. As in previous years, the Symposium will host scholars and bring together students and faculty from universities around the world.
As part of the international scholarly exchange on sports, society, and politics, the 2020 meeting of the IOA/CHS Symposium examines the multifaceted relationship between sports and pedagogy. Entitled “Athletics, Education, and the Road to Olympia”, the 9th International Scholars’ Symposium brings to the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC an academic gathering designed to shed new light on ancient and modern discourses on education and sports within the broader context of the Olympics.
The Symposium is open to up to 24 junior and senior undergraduates, graduate/Masters students and Ph.D. candidates from departments that span the disciplines of Sport Sciences, Humanities and Political Sciences in the USA and Canada.
Accommodation (in double or triple rooms) and lunch at the CHS Washington premises will be offered by the CHS.
Based on collaborations developed with various departments in Greece and Cyprus throughout previous years of the symposium, together with this year’s symposium topic, the Center for Hellenic Studies and the International Olympic Academy will support the participation of up to 6 junior and senior undergraduates, graduate/Masters students and Ph.D. candidates from the following departments in Greece and Cyprus, by covering their airfare, in addition to accommodation (in double or triple rooms) and lunch on the CHS Washington premises offered by the CHS.
This is a non-fee based event, and the participants will be given certificates of attendance during the closing ceremony of the Symposium.
For additional information and to apply, we encourage you to visit the Symposium’s website!