An Olympian Task – Public Talk

11 January 2009

An Olympian Task: Remaking Cities in the Shadow of Sport

17 September 2008 at the Museum of Sydney

In the immediate aftermath of the Beijing Olympics, looking towards London 2012 and with Sydney 2000 still vivid in the city’s collective memory, Toby Miller examines the effectiveness of sport as a means of regenerating urban life, and its relationships with other cultural activities, such as theatre, museums, higher education, and tourism.

Keynote Presentation: Professor Toby Miller (University of California, Riverside)


International Panel

  • Professor Toby Miller (University of California, Riverside)
  • Professor Gary Whannel (University of Bedfordshire, UK) 
  • Dr Luo Qing (Communication University of China) 
  • Professor David Rowe (Centre for Cultural Research, UWS) 
  • Professor Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (University of Sydney)