38th Annual Conference – Rome

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You are cordially invited to the 38th Annual Meeting of the

International Association for the Philosophy of Sport

to be held at the

Università degli Studi di Roma “Foro Italico”

(aka) Italian University of Movement Sciences

Rome, Italy:   September 15-19, 2010


VENUE: The Università degli Studi di Roma “Foro Italico” (www.iusm.it) is Italy’s only university dedicated to sport sciences and human movement.  Housed in the beautiful and historic Foro Italico, it offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the sport sciences. University facilities include various classrooms and lecture halls as well as formal reception areas and extensive sports facilities.

LOCATION: Foro Italico is a historic sports complex built between 1928 and 1938 by Mussolini and others in homage to the glorious fora of ancient Rome. The complex combines historic athletic art and venues, such as the Stadio dei Marmi and 1930s mosaics, as well as Stadio Olympico, host of the 1960 Games, and 1990 World Cup.  The University is housed in a historic building shared with the Italian National Olympic Committee.

RECREATION: We plan to devote the traditional Saturday afternoon to recreation.  Options will include participatory activities, perhaps a friendly soccer game, as well as spectator opportunities.  With luck there will be the opportunity to view an important event at the Olympic stadium or tennis stadium.  We also plan to organize a sports-themed tour of Ancient Rome including important sites (Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Piazza Navona) as well as important athletic art (i.e. the Discus Thrower marbles and bronze Boxer).  This in addition to Rome’s extensive arts and tourism opportunities, all easily accessible by public transportation from the conference site.

ACCOMMODATIONS: There are a variety of accommodations ranging from youth hostels to luxury hotels near the Foro Italico.  Prices range from around Euro 20-100 per person.  Special rates will be arranged with hotels near the conference venues; public transportation to the venue is easily available.

Conference Organizers:

Heather L. Reid

Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa USA reid@morningside.edu

Emanuele Isidori

Università degli Studi di Roma “Foro Italico” emanuele.isidori@iusm.it

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