Fordyce Mitchel Memorial Lecture Series

Monday, October 8, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, October 11, 2018 (All day)

Middlebush Hall and Arts & Sciences building


We are pleased to welcome Paul Christesen to the University of Missouri for the biennial Fordyce Mitchel Memorial Lecture Series the week of October 8.

Fordyce Mitchel taught Greek history in the University of Missouri History Department, publishing work on Greek epigraphy, and fourth century Greece more generally, until his death in 1986. After his death his widow, Marguerite, established an endowment fund that makes this biennial lecture series possible, bringing distinguished scholars from around the world for a series of talks, including three specific topics of particular interest to scholars at all levels and a large public lecture.

Paul Christesen

Paul Christesen, an expert in sports in the ancient world, is joining us from Dartmouth College and Cambridge University to speak on the topic of his current book project, athletic nudity in ancient Greece.

Event listing:

Monday, October 8, 4:00 in Middlebush 212: “Spartans Getting Naked: Ancient Sparta and the Origins of Greek Athletic Nudity”

Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 in Arts and Sciences 110: “How Athletic Nudity Made Ancient Greece: Sports, Nudity, and Identity”

Wednesday, October 10, 4:00 in Middlebush 310: “How Athletic Nudity Made Democracy: Sports, Nudity, and Politics”

Thursday, October 11, 4:00 in Middlebush 211: ‘How Athletic Nudity Made Greek Aesthetics: Sports, Nudity, and Embodiment in Ancient Greece”