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Office Hours: Spring 2009:
Tue & Thu 12-1, 2:30-3pm
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Greece & the Olympics
My interest in Greece and the Olympics grew out of my study of late-C19th Greek nationalism and understanding that the first modern Olympics held in Athens of 1896 provided a platform for the expression of all three strands of Greekness, the continuity with the Ancient past, the cultural definition of nationhood and the claim to Europeaness. My research and publications on this subject explore the manifestation of those aspects of Greekness over the entire history of the modern Olympics with an emphasis on the Athens 2004 Games.
- Wrestling with the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics New York: Greekworks, 2004.
Chapters in Books
- “Greece and the 1904 ‘American’ Olympics” in Susan Brownell Ed. The 1904 Anthropology Days and Olympic Games: Sport, Race, and American Imperialism University of Nebraska Press [forthcoming Dec. 2008]
- “Modern Greece and the Olympics: Politics and Sport” in International Olympic Academy Proceedings of 41st Session 27 July – 11 August 2005; Athens: IOA, 2006 pp. 213-223.
- “The International Dimension of the Interim Olympics in Athens, 1906” in Christina Koulouri, Ed. The Interim Olympics in Athens, Greece, 1906 Athens: Hellenic Olympic Committee, 2004 pp. 377-393.
- “The Day(s) After” www.greekworks.com Oct. 14, 2005
- “The longest race: Following the marathon through time” Athens News Aug. 28, 2004
- “Promoting Olympic fraternity” Athens News Aug. 18, 2004
- “Greece back in medals league” Athens News Aug. 17, 2004
- “The legend lives on” Athens News Aug. 16, 2004
- “Back on home turf... for now” Athens News Aug. 14, 2004
- «Παγκοσμιοποίηση Αρχαίου Πνεύματος» [Globalization of an Ancient Spirit] To Vima Aug. 1, 2004