XXI Board Game Studies Annual Colloquium

Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:00
Location: 
Benaki Museum, Pireos 138 & Italian School, Parthenonos 14
Event Description: 

XXI Board Game Studies Annual Colloquium
International Society for Board Game Studies
Benaki Museum - Italian School of Archaeology at Athens

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos & Andronikou St.
09.00 Registration
09.30 Opening
SESSION 1. Antiquity - Aegean Bronze Age and Early Iron Age
Chair: John Bennet, British School at Athens
10.00
Laetitia Phialon, Université de Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Gaming pieces, toys or votive offerings? Thoughts on animal figurines and funerary practices in the Late Bronze Age
Aegean
10.20
Vassiliki Pliatsika, National Archaeological Museum of Athens
Why so serious? An extraordinary find from the Mycenae citadel and the problem of identifying Mycenaean board gaming
material
10.40
Jérémy Lamaze, Université de Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Games and oracular practices around the hearth: the “table of offerings” from the so-called Temple 4 at Kition-Kathari
(Cyprus)
11.00-11.30
Coffee break
SESSION 1. Antiquity - Archaic and Classical Greece
Chair: Ioannis Konstantakos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
11.30
Geoff Bakewell, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Plato Plays Polis
11.50
Véronique Dasen, University of Fribourg
Boardgames, death and afterworld
12.10
Discussion
12.30-14.30
Lunch break
SESSION 1. Antiquity - Archaic and Classical Greece
Chair: Jenifer Neils, American School of Classical Studies at Athens
14.30
Despina Ignatiadou, National Archaeological Museum of Athens - Irini-D. Papaikonomou,
Universitè Paris Nanterre
The knucklebone and the goose: playing and jeopardy for the boy of Lillaia
14.50
Ulrich Schädler, Swiss Museum of Game
A new Athenian gaming table
15.10
Victoria Sabetai, Academy of Athens
A Boeotian die in context: some preliminary observations
15.30
Dimitris Paleothodoros, University of Thessaly
Archaeological evidence for the use of dice in funerary contexts in archaic and classical Greece
15.50-16.10
Coffee break
SESSION 1. Antiquity - Roman times
Chair: Dimitris Paleothodoros, University of Thessaly
16.10
Salvatore Costanza, University of Fribourg - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Rolling dice for divination, Gambling and Homeromanteia
16.30
Maria Chidiroglou, National Archaeological Museum of Athens
A playful coroplast? A new look at the terracotta group of the early Roman board-game players NAM 4200 and related
finds
16.50
Chiara Bianchi, University of Milan - Lynn Arslan Pitcher, Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage
Roman Game Finds from Cremona (Italy)
17.10
Francesco Muscolino, Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage
A tabula lusoria on a late antique Milanese funerary inscription and other analogous examples: simple re-utilization or
symbolic choice?
SESSION 1. Antiquity - Reception and Renewal
Chair: Carmelo Di Nicuolo, Italian School of Archaeology at Athens
17.30
Ioannis Konstantakos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Board games in ancient fiction: Egypt, Iran, Greece
17.50
Barbara Care', Italian School of Archaeology at Athens
Astragalismos: a game between antiquity and modern times
18.10
Discussion

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Benaki Museum, 138 Pireos & Andronikou St.
SESSION 2. Anthropology and Ethnography of Games
Chair: Eddie Duggan, University of Suffolk
09.20
Nouria Akli, Université d’Alger 2
Plateaux de jeu à cavités
09.40
Walter Crist, American Museum of Natural History, New York
Games in the ancient Caucasus
10.00
Francesca Berti, University of Tübingen
Bocce, Boules, Pétanque… deep in Swabia land
10.20
Dan Glimne, Swedish Gaming Academy
Dice and casting objects in religious practices
10.40
Evanthia Saliaka, Ephorate of Antiquities of Lasithi
Games in Time. Board games of strategy and skill in Spinalonga
11.00-11.30
Coffee Break
11.30
Amit Deshmukh, MIT Institute of Design, Pune
Culture of Sedentary Play in India – The Space Context
11.50
Jacob Schmidt-Madsen, University of Copenhagen
Origins and Originality. The Beginnings of gyan chaupar
12.10
Discussion
12.30-14.30
Lunch break
SESSION 3. Games in European History and Society
Chair: Cosimo Cardellicchio, National Research Council, Italy
14.30
Wim van Mourik, Centro Studi Triplice Cinta - Royal Dutch Draughts Association
Alquerque-12 in expressive arts
14.50
Eddie Duggan, University of Suffolk
Rough Music in Square 63: an analysis of the imagery in the final square of English and Dutch editions of The Royal
Pastime of Cupid
15.10
David Parlett, University of Suffolk
Joseph Strutt’s “Sports and Pastimes of the People of England”
15.30
Lisa Rougetet, Université de Bretagne Occidentale
How a late nineteenth-century recreational game can still challenge computer scientists nowadays? The Dots and Boxes’
case.
15.50
Virginie Tacq, Haute Ecole de Bruxelles-Brabant - Collectif Ludilab
Les femmes au prisme du jeu de société
16.10
Fred Horn
The Games published by J. Vlieger Amsterdam
16.30-16.50
Coffee break
SESSION 4. Games and the Mind
16.50
Christian Schmidt, Université Paris-Dauphine
Board games: precious tools for the understanding of brain functioning
17.10
Tiago Hirth, University of Lisbon
Produto, an example of cognitive influence of board games
17.30
Marina Marín, Aarhus University
Exploring the Relational dimension of Cooperative Board Games
17.50
Discussion

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Italian School of Archaeology at Athens, 14 Parthenonos St.
SESSION 5. Analysing Games
Chair: Jacob Schmidt-Madsen, University of Copenhagen
09.20
Cameron Browne, Maastricht University
The Digital Ludeme Project: Modelling the Evolution of Traditional Games
09.40
Roee Anuar, Tel Aviv University
On the taxonomy of board games
10.00
Jean-Emmanuel Barbier, Haute École de Bruxelles-Brabant
Le matériel des jeux d'édition, un dispositif support de l'interaction ludique
10.20
Cosimo Cardellicchio, National Research Council, Italy
Defective Connection Games
10.40
David King, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
Choice, Actions and Play
11.00
Myron Samsin
Round in circles: explaining the transition to the modern Backgammon board
11.20
Alex De Voogt, American Museum of Natural History, New York
Moving into Micronesia: Checkers and Sorry!
11.40
Final Discussion

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Barbara Carè, Italian School of Archaeology at Athens
Véronique Dasen, University of Fribourg
Ulrich Schädler, Swiss Museum of Games