Kategorie: Mittelalter

Gaetano Cozzi Prize for studies on the history of games 2018 call for submissions

Message from Gherardo Ortalli, Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, for the third call for paper of the Gaetano Cozzi Price for early career researchers. Winners receive not only some money but also the possibility to be published in the very beautiful and well edited review « Ludica ». Want to participate? The deadline is  31st December 2018 and the regulations are to be found below: « As part of its long-standing support for research into games, festive events, sports and leisure activities in general up to the outbreak …

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Towards a New Political History of the Court, c. 1200-1800

Delineating Practices of Power in Gender, Culture, and Sociability International Conference, 15–16 November 2018 German Historical Institute ParisDeutsches Historisches Institut ParisInstitut historique allemand Paris Image: “Louis XIV, à cheval, devant la grotte de Thétys“, c. 1680, anonymous painter. Source : Wikimedia Commons. Dynastic centres, or courts, played a pivotal role in the state building processes out of which developed our modern political practices and institutions. Yet, for a long time, the court was regarded primarily as the field of anecdotal ‘petite histoire’ and consequently …

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CFPs and What Else?

Some might have noticed that the research group isn’t organizing many conferences at the moment – it’s because we’re all busy writing our thesises, books, articles, etc… But luckily the medieval gaming universe isn’t boring like us – there are many exciting CFP and new publications’ opportunities happening, so please have a look if anything’s up your alley: La Poésie en temps de guerre : représentations du conflit et construction de l’identité à la fin du Moyen Âge, organized by Daisy Delogu (University of …

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Cfp: Perceptions et représentations des frontières et des espaces frontaliers au Moyen Âge et à l’époque moderne (IXe–XVIIIe siècles)

Université d’été du 21 au 24 mai 2019, à l’IHA, organisée par Maximilian Groß et Robert Friedrich (IHA) en coopération avec Christophe Duhamelle (EHESS), Rainer Babel, Rolf Große (IHA) et Sven Jaros (université de Leipzig)   . Appel ouvert j…

IMC Leeds 2018

It’s that time of the year when many medievalists gather in the English city of Leeds to proceed to the annual International Medieval Conference, taking place from July 2nd to July 5th 2018. This year’s celebrating the 25th return of the conference with the thematic strand « Memory ». Out of 1903 (!!!) proposed sessions, this post will shed some light on the sessions dealing with medieval games and play. But, before going through the program, please allow me to advertise the initivite run by our …

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Out now: Educative Games and Ludic Knowledge II

We are delighted to announce the publication of the second volume of the proceedings of the 2015 conference « Jeux éducatifs et savoirs ludiques dans l’occident médiéval », edited by Francesca Aceto and Vanina Kopp! Just as the first one, the review Ludica. Annali di storia e civiltà del gioco did an amazing job in creating a beautiful object, and our contributors gave all their best for making their articles an interesting read! Here ‘s the summary of volume II, in Ludica 23 (2017): Jeux éducatifs …

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