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CALL. 10.01.2018: 21th Board Game Studies Colloquium: Dialogues and Interactions - Athens (Greece)


The 21st annual Board Game Studies Colloquium will be hosted by the Benaki Museum at Athens (Greece), from Monday 23rd April to Thursday 26th April 2018. The conference theme is “Dialogues and Interactions.”



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Benaki Museum (Athens, Greece)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Barbara Care; Veronique Dasen; Ulrich Schädler

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In collaboration with Véronique Dasen, professor of Classical Archaeology at theUniversity of Fribourg, principal investigator of the ERC Advanced Grant Project “LocusLudi. The Cultural Fabric of Play and Games in Classical Antiquity” <>,and Ulrich Schädler Director of the Swiss Museum of Games and partner of the ERC project,the organizers would like to dedicate one entire day to explore ancient game-related material evidence, putting special emphasis on the role of games as vehicle of culturaltransmission and interactions. Continuity and reception of antiquity in board games-relatedmaterials of different ages, will be also explored.

Papers on other aspects of board game studies, in any academic field, will also be equally welcome.

Proposals should aim at a 20-minute presentation in English or in French. They should include the following:

• Title

• Abstract (max. 200 words)

• Author's brief bio, recent publications, institutional affiliations, and academic or otherrelevant credentials XXI Annual Colloquium“Dialogues and Interactions”

They should be sent as an email attachment in doc, docx, or pdf format to Barbara Carè, Veronique Dasen and Ulrich Schädler before January 10th, 2018.

You will be notified of whether your proposal is accepted by mid-February, and you should then provide a formal abstract of 200 – 500 words by March 15th, 2018.

Presentations should not exceed twenty minutes to allow for questions and discussion. PowerPoint or Keynote-type slide documents to support your presentation are welcome.

Detailed information on travelling to Athens, accommodation, arrangements for the cultural visits and colloquium dinner, and an online booking facility will be soon provided at

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